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Ghanaians disappointed over Black Stars loss

Published on: 27 June 2014
A Ghana flag is seen on the stands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Ghanaian soccer fans on Thursday expressed disappointment over the failure of the senior national team Black Stars to make it into the round of 16 in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Ghana for the first time in its World Cup history failed to reach the second round following 1-2 defeat to Portugal in the final Group G match in Brasilia on Thursday.

The Black Stars, quarter-finalist four years ago finished bottom in Group G with one point following defeat to the United States and a draw with Germany.

Both Ghana and Portugal went into the game with a slim chance of making headway to the last 16, but were relying on the outcome of the other match in Recife.

Ghana was expected to qualify from the group which included Germany and U.S.A following its sterling performance in the last edition of the tournament in South Africa four years ago.

However, the Black Stars disappointed its teeming fans with an average performance throughout the competition.

Hundreds of the soccer fans who defied the day' s drizzle to watch the game at one of the numerous fun parks in the national capital, Accra, were disheartened following the defeat.

Disappointment and dejection were seen in their faces moments after the referee sounded the whistle to end proceedings.

Some of the fans are calling for the head of the national team coach Kwesi Appiah and the overhauling of the squad to make an impact in subsequent contests.

"I' m disappointed in the whole thing," said Takyi Anaman, a soccer fan in Accra.

"The boys tried their best though but I think it is too little too late," he said.

Another fan, Wiredu Isaac Darko, believed the team did their best even though it could not propel them to reach the next stage of the competition.

"The players have put in their efforts, they were eager to win but then Portugal was much more serious from my point of view," said Darko.

"If the coach is able to bring the boys together to have the cohesion they used to have in 2006 and 2010, I think the next World Cup we are going to do well," he said.

Despite the disappointing run, Ghana has something to be proud of as Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan is now the highest scoring African in World Cup finals history.

The Black Stars captain edged legend Roger Milla to the record with six goals thus one ahead of the Cameroonian.


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  • Assemblyman says:
    June 27, 2014 10:02 pm
    Hmm! Keith,a lot of things going on here in Brazil and particularly at the camp..
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 27, 2014 10:18 pm
    @Maame A.I will write to you shortly when am able to do so.I am getting ready to leave brisilia with my brizilian mistress for Maceio to see how the NDC foot soldiers blackstars supporters union are doing over there.funny one of them thought had found a brizilian woman,but she turned out to be a transgender lady,,I mean a man turned woman with breast implants but has a dick.As a result from away after seeing such a thing when the lady undress inside her own room hahahah ..ghana boys and cheap things..well am going to learn more about whatever going on,, But I can confirm to you guys here that the sports minister,FA boss ,committee members and play in bodies are in meeting finding ways on how to return home and even explain themselves to the nation.They have serious headaches in camp over this issue,I can say boldly .
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 27, 2014 10:41 pm
    I will try to okay..cheers! Even if it comes late don't think I might forgotten about it.i am busily getting ready for maceio from Brasilia with my brizilian mistress.i am going to learn about fillas and latest gossips within their own camp..they got stuck to watch the games on tv behind while only a hand full of genuine supporters not aligned with any party or faction NDC like myself actually got to watch the Game vs Portugal. The Ghana team and management including that borla man of a sports minister were having meetings on how to return home as well as discussing their explanation to the Ghana public over their failure .After bagging the "disappearance" fees..hence their disappearance from the tournament .
  • Wilson says:
    June 27, 2014 09:47 am
    Ghana should have done well in this world cup but from a neutral perspective I think mismanagement and lack of counseling skills exhibited by the Ghanaian officials caused all this chaotic scenes. I think the FAct should listen to the people of Ghana and do the right thing. if he were to be in Europe he would have been sacked.
  • dan says:
    June 27, 2014 10:03 am
    the coach must go, he disappointed in Africa he has disappointed again so what else does he want, he has problem with Europe based players because he never played there. Certainly there will be inferiority complex hence all the chanllenges. I remember nyantakyi saying he appoints coaches based on achievement and profile . what has AA achieved to merit BS. ENOUGH ISENOUGH HE SHOULD TRY HIS LACK SOMEWHERE ELSE. GHANA IS BIGGER THAT GFA AND CO
  • SHANGO says:
    June 27, 2014 10:21 am
    Nysntakyie is a crook
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 27, 2014 10:46 am
    REPORTS AND TRUTH FROM BRAZIL; I think am very much vindicated now.What didn't I say about these folk; 1.Kwesi Appiah 2.Fatau Dauda 3.Ali baba and the 12 thieves at the FA,,(Kwesi Nyantakyi and FA management team including Parker) I have been here in Brazil on my own tickets.I am here as a Ghanaian fan..Hence traveled all the way from Europe to support the blackstars.Unlike the NDC foot soldiers paraded to Brazil by Joseph Yamin and Afriyie Ankrah.. With whatever we had seen in Brazil.Its clearly tells the chaotic situation we find ourselves as Ghanaians..With no proper leaders than self interest seeking hungry thieves.Who are in hurry to pocket the resources of the poor Ghanaian populations for themselves and families. I had confirmed the revolt at the camp on ghanasoccernet two days before it was widely publicized.Yet Asamoah Gyan came to deny it after being sent by his puppet masters to do so.. AGYEMAN BADU & BECCA ; I can confirm to you that Agyeman Badu bedded Becca for real.The last time I heard about this girl was she has been married to her manager Kiki Banson some few years ago.The other time,I heard on peacefmonline radio that an unknown woman had hooted her at the Accra mall while she shopped.That, Becca was wrecking her matrimonial home.With such a history and you send this person to Brazil to be near the camp of the blackstars..Its rather unfortunate to have this happens ..Well,I stand to be corrected if they actually had raised any money for the national team as it was their primary task.But whatever I see in Brazil about these female ambassadors are clearly different.They were just sleeping around with anyone who can offer them money to shoot a video clip here in Brazil.And ask me ask you ,who is Agyeman Badu to bed Becca ? This tells the gross indiscipline in the country and supported by our leaders. This same Agyeman Badu went to gossip to Parker that,sulley muntari and kevin were discussing him. NANA McBROWN & MAXWELL:Enjoying a sort of honeymoon on the tax payers monies..sweet Jesus!! JACKIE APPIAH & AFRIYIE ANKRAH:I can duly confirm that Afriyie Ankrah had something going on between himself and Jackie Appiah .We saw this clearly at the fun park in maceio and other places.some of us thought he had wanted to bring just Jackie to Brazil to service him in bed.But couldn't find any excuse than inviting John Dumelo,Ambulley,etc along as ambassadors.He has left his family there at the hotel and following Jackie.I knew this man personally from Swedru All Blacks days.Such a corrupt person he is,with Mahama appointing him to the sports ministry and closer attachment to the FA,I smelled rat.I knew something was going to happen with embezzlements and thefts.So I wasn't surprised at all and have been expecting this to happen. KWESI NYANTAKYI :This man should do the honor to resign amidst infighting in the camp and match fixing allegations .The African doesn't have any dignity nor self respect left.Its still a disgrace to compare to the white man to the black man.Its a shame to do so in this part of the century.But it should be very honorable for this man to resign to avoid obstructions in investigations on allegations met at him.Well,for the sake of corrupt malpractices,he is still at helm of affairs.where are we heading to as a country.hmm! It clearly seems our osagyefo Dr.Nkrumah died with his patriotic visions.So no one in the country is patriotic anymore.But ask this FA boss that does the oldest FA like the English and German ones pay appearance fees to any member of the non-playing bodies? The answer is absolutely NO. Kwesi Nyantakyi was leading in making player selections for Kwesi Appiah .i know this from camp . KWESI NYANTAKYI & FA SPONSORSHIP MONIES...I am surprised this man claim he used all FIFA's $9 million participation fees on two friendly matches,hotels and air tickets ..what a ridiculous lie!!when Ghana played holland,they were hosted by the Dutchs from accommodation to food.almost everything was paid by them.They paid some monies to the Ghana FA as a result. The Korean game,I wasn't sure .but even if Ghana had paid them to play in Miami.I am sure fans paid for tickets,tv rights were sold,sponsors paid to advertise on boards in the stadium including Hyundai ,the Korean FA official headline sponsors and a couple of others.If the Ghana FA had really organized this match,they rather should be benefiting after paying off the Koreans .so where are the monies ? Besides we had sponsors giving money to them from Ghana as well as corporate bodies. I talked to countryman sonko of asempa fm fame when I met briefly with him in Brazil.i learned from him that monies raised from those corporate bodies were around the region of somewhere 2-3 million dollars.lets say the money was 2.5 million dollars in addition to the 9 million dollars from FIFA .both totals 11.5 million dollars excluding ones given headline sponsors like GNPC,GLO,CENTAURO and GOLDFIELDS. So with all these monies ,why did they have still to depend on our president for monies?? Something is not right mates .. KWESI APPIAH: I never wished any bad luck for him.but like i had said,there's going to be a repeat of AFCON 2013 in Brazil.We as pan Africans like to see an African coach for our national team.But in any day I will choose konadu over Kwesi.konadu can understand and play good tactics.i saw this in the previous CHAN tournament. Kwesi Appiah was being controlled by the management team over fielding favorite players.The architect behind such an act were Kwesi Appiah and Sani Daara .I read our dear coach saying he is not considering a resignation.well,Kwesi I expect you also to do the honorable thing like your name sake the FA president.Kwesi Appiah has had the chance to care take the senior team for 2 years .he knew his first 11 while playing the qualifiers but sad he was lost during friendly games and World Cup matches where it mattered most.I have an Ukrainian mistress in Napoli,Italy.although she works as a magician and could foretell the future by reading cards,I never consulted her over Ghana's chances.common sense should tell us that we will never make it from our group.i had clearly said so from the beginning before they went to holland ..because our preparations were poor neither did we have a competent and honest coach.thats the truth . KP BOATENG ,SULLEY MUNTARI & KWESI APPIAH: well I can confirm to everyone of you here that,these boys were completely not at fault .I read from two media sites said kevin and sulley fought themselves at the team camp.This is never true .Sani Daara because of his stomach is doing a false propaganda work in Brazil as an FA PR.KP never insulted Kwesi Appiah,the man is just a pathetic dramatic liar.he is just a silent liar ..I am here in Brazil ,I was close to the camp and it's no true of this story. I am very sorry that the Ghanaian public is being misled .it was Kwesi Appiah who had attacked Kevin with insults.All because I learned he didn't find it comfortable or pleased with KPB questioning his failed tactics against team USA in the German media .Hence had to use a way to get rid of him..unfortunately ,this is what he could come up to sack KPB contrary to the report heard. ON SULLEY,he was objecting to corrupt and exploitation practices by the management committee on players.No one should believe he went just mad at camp to attack everybody ..already they were tension between himself and Parker .as a result of Agyeman Badu's gossiping to Parker that sulley and KPB were talking about him.hence the misunderstanding leading to the fight later at the meeting. FATAU DAUDA: many Ghanaians finally got their calls to drop him right after yesterday's game.I thought he said could stop Ronaldo,I guess he rather stopped himself at the World Cup.Kwesi Appiah 's arrogance finally paid off..I won't blame Dauda for anything ,he didn't select himself into the post,one coach did that and the person is Kwesi Appiah . NDC FOOT SOLDIERS MADE BLACKSTARS SUPPORTERS: I have already started campaigning for them to return to Ghana.Brazil is a hell of a place to seek greener pastures.i bet they will rather meet drier pastries than greener ones.Those of them intending to remain here do so at their own peril.they shouldn't even attempt hoping to cross those many borders in hope to reach the Mexican border to the USA.they should at least learn some geography before thinking of committing to such a suicidal journey .i learned from their base that some of them were intending to try this journey.HMM!In Nicaragua is one of the worlds dangerous roads on the mountains.there is a lot of fatal accidents and death recorded than anywhere else in the is a steep mountain where many busses fail to climb because of break failure and risk dying .this is one of the main roads to reaching North America from the south .i knew some Ghana people who tried this sort journey from Brazil to Mexico and then USA .many got stuck in panama while others died on the of the people who made it was Rev.Isaac Ofori of Christian IPS in both Accra and Koforidua ..I am keep advising but some are listening whiles others are not..if you have a relation here in Brazil with such an aim..Advise him or her to return home to Ghana ..God's time is the best!
  • Maame A. says:
    June 27, 2014 11:20 am
    Assemblyman can I please have ya contact ? I mean ur email....ur the man! You've spoken the truth and nothing but the truth!!!!
  • PITO says:
    June 27, 2014 11:20 am
    dont waste your breath. The writer at GSN has gone to the dogs this past days..I will not be surprised if someone has fed him up a little bit. Only he knows. You forget a time when GHana lacked players during the CK Akunnor era and Nigeria was thrashing us. This era Ghana has so many players and instead of us hiring a competent manager we are destroying it. It will pass. Players dont stay young for ever. Afriyie Acquah of today may become the Essien of tomorrow and ironically we will sit all that experience he has on the bench to play the new "Afriyie acquah" whilst citing his arrogance. And the team suffers and we talk about "building" a new a team. Essien, Muntari, Gyan, Kevin Prince Boateng, Andre Ayew, Kwadwo Asamoah and Norway first choice goal keeper Kwarasey, all franked by promising youngsters in Atsu, Jordan Ayew, Richmond Boakye Yiadom, Abd Majeed Warris, Agyemang Badu. NOW TELL ME What team are we trying to build? we have NO COACH!!!
  • kobina says:
    June 27, 2014 11:23 am
    Black star is not an individual thing its national thing being abuse by individuals, citizens of ghana are staving and look at this large sum money that the state have waisted on this individual players. The black star coach must leave his post after messing up at this on going world cup, His selection cause all this problems, Jordan Ayew is not a stating material for the stars but he did use this young man more often and put the best boys on the bench. Appiah must go and leave the team alone, black stars is not an individual thing but national thing which has been turn as an individual group people using our national interest to damage the reputation of our nation. The is confusion and disrespectfulness going on right now between the players and this issues can only be resolve by letting Appiah go, Appiah go and stop building the past confusion to our team, Appiah must go i urge all Ghanians to open their eyes and act properlly. The squad we have at this on going world cup is better than 2010 world cup but he has damage the team he must leaave. APPIAH MUST GO!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • mepow so han says:
    June 27, 2014 11:35 am
    @Assemblyman, nice and thorough report. Please send this to the media houses for publication if your report is factual and can be supported and collaborated so that your contribution as a well meaning citizen will count
  • Benito says:
    June 27, 2014 11:50 am
    This is what you get when a failed government is in power and I blame the government for this mess,how on earth will cash be flown all the to Brazil to pay agitated players with the whole world watching??,arguably this squad is the most talented than previous two at the world,but mismanagement on the part of those at the helm of affairs caused our downfall.the coach must go,we need overhauling in the black stars management.
  • osman jahjah says:
    June 27, 2014 12:26 pm
    Wtf man...cant read all this
  • benny says:
    June 27, 2014 12:34 pm
    AA was interested in playing Dauda,Adomah and Jordan than anything else.AA must go.
  • benny says:
    June 27, 2014 12:40 pm
    Assemblyman did you do summary at school at all.Who is going to have time to read your long thesis.
  • One Bullet! says:
    June 27, 2014 12:43 pm
    Ghanaians must learn to play soccer with their feet and brains not their mouths.It is officially the most loudmouthed nation in Africa.Now that you have received the spanking,its time to humble yourselves,put your tails in between your legs
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 27, 2014 01:33 pm
    Man! It's a whole book of scandals from here in Brazil relating to the truth of everything happening .. I took time to address each problem happening read where you are actually concerned to be filled in..
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 27, 2014 01:36 pm
    Maame A,I don't normally give out my personal contacts on sites like these.the last time I did,I was heavily spammed. If you can risk leaving yours here.i will do well to contacting you ..cheers!
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 27, 2014 01:47 pm
    I hear you my boss Benny,hope London is fine ? I am chilling small here in Brazil my boss.But this is a story I got while here in Brazil.I decided to tell each story with regards to the person concerned.
  • Nimo says:
    June 27, 2014 02:05 pm
    we all thought Germany vs USA match was gonna be fixed but they didnt. we got the opportunity to go through, but Appiah decided to stick to favouritism and he gambled in all our matches with inconsistent players like atsu, jordan, warris etc.
  • keith from germany says:
    June 27, 2014 02:10 pm
    Guys please try to read Assemblyman's comment. bro @ Benny please read all what he wrote. These is a deep stuff. Thumbs up Assemblyman
  • chic says:
    June 27, 2014 02:27 pm
    yawn....grrrr a piece ofcrap
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 27, 2014 02:54 pm
    Brother,Countryman sonko was here in Brazil .These were discussed.I am sure he will raise these issues and points on his program once back in Ghana .
  • Maame A. says:
    June 27, 2014 03:00 pm
    [email protected] thanks Assemblyman!
  • Maame A. says:
    June 27, 2014 03:17 pm
    assemblyman this Gsn deleted my comment weird Gsn! [email protected] GSN mo uh foo wa the tjewww......I'm happy someone like Assemblyman Keith from Germany etc can address u ppl proper komot for der jor
  • OGYA says:
    June 27, 2014 08:34 pm
    Wilson, As much as I agree with you on the mismanagement portion, I disagree with you for not blaming Akwesi Appiah for this debacle. I wonder what your rational is for letting Akwesi Appiah of the hook. The Akwesi Appiah selected the selection to the 23-man squad, it was this pumpkin head who cut players like Schlupp who could have played the left back position to free Kojo Asamoah to the midfield. It was the same peanut brain coach who left Vorsah out who could have prevented the 2nd goal the USA scored and even the goal he scored against himself . It was the same fart brain coach who unflinchingly kept John Boye in the team to give goals away like Christmas gift. It was the same dufus coach who added Jordan Ayew, a stupid and annoying striker into the Black Stars squad instead of David Accam. Jordan Ayew, was a total flop and a wasted space that could have been filled by a better or a more competent local player. Do you realize how many goals David Accam could have scored for the Black Stars with his speed? Obviously, he doesn’t have any agent in the Black Stars management team to fight for him as I have found out, that you buy your way into the Ghana Black Stars and not your merit. So my friend “thegreatest” if you are making a comment think before you do. Are you kidding me that Akwesi Appiah, a guy with a malnourished brain and intellect gets to run the Ghana Black Stars before Sillas Tetteh and Kuuku Dadzie? there is something seriously wrong with the GFA. I hate to say this man, but I will never allow anyone from Kejetia or Brong Ahafo anywhere near my business, I am sorry but they are morally and intellectually bankrupt. I rest my case.
  • K Man says:
    June 28, 2014 12:48 am
    It's obvious to see that there is don't have to be in Brazil to see this. Appiah is limited...6 years around BS and still lacks the leadership to lead Ghana. Maybe he's just a "yes man" players playing for themselves and appiah playing players when there is no benefit/ if he's promised or given favours to them. The whole issue stinks and shows we aren't ready to progress to WC or even AFCON glory...talent is not enough (32 years and still counting), blind eye to corruption and political killing GH football. If GFA and government are more concerned about their own pockets then organisation and transparency then unless those in the media in Ghana name and shame those involved then what is the point....just the same repeat and nonsense in future unless a fundamental change is made.
  • strong 9ja says:
    June 28, 2014 01:24 am
    I hate it when Nigerians give attention to these sick Ghanian baboons. Silly and frustrated shoe shiners. Your hatred for Naija will only sink you more and more into unprecedented stupidity. Black idiot. I wish you all die one day.