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Have your say: Who was Ghana's worst player at the AFCON, should he return against Sudan?

Published on: 20 February 2013

Which Ghana player was most disappointing at the 2013 Nations Cup and for that reason should not return for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Sudan.

Was it:

Isaac Vorsah?

The 24-year-old consistently emerged one of the most lowest ranked player after every Black Stars game in South Africa. His decision making and tackles were highly poor and made several blunders.

He was torn into shreds by the very average Aristide Bance in Ghana’s penalty shootout loss to Burkina Faso in the semi-finals. Should he return against against?

Derek Boateng?

Was very poor anytime he played. Has been a pale shadow of himself since his problems at club leve started. Boateng desperately needs to get regular games to save his international career otherwise it will be pointless to keep inviting him for Black Stars game only for him to keep embarrassing himself. Should he return against Sudan?

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu?

The 22-year-old's decline at the Nations Cup was incridibly sharp. He has been so good for the Black Stars over the years that I was still in denial over his shambolic performance. The Udinese midfielder's defensive solidity was completely gone, lacked his initiative and drive going forward and lost the ball one too many times.

His attempt to shield the ball with his body and very poor kick in the shootout perhaps cost Ghana an opportunity of playing in the grand finale despite a very poor team performance against Burkina Faso. Agyemang-Badu clearly needs help and this could come in the form of he being dropped in order for him to retake stock. Should he?

Christian Atsu?

He has been playing quite well on his return to FC Porto but was nowhere to be found when called upon at the Nations Cup. Yes, he scored a goal and had his moments in South Africa but we should all agree he played way below his potential. Maybe he needs to sit some games out to get his acts together. Should he return against Sudan?

Albert Adomah?

He has something, but his deirect approach definitely not working at international level. A lot were said about his lightening speed and quality delieveries but these attrubutes were seriously lacking in his game at the Nations Cup. I think we can find better options. Should he return against Sudan?

Asamoah Gyan?

Yes he is the captain, but if he is not leading by example by fulfilling his core duties as a striker ie converting ‘glaring’ chances, then what is the point? I know his experience and clout as a player is vital for the national team, his assists have improved so either we redefine his role or simply get someone more efficient upfront.

Emmanuel Clottey?

I am sorry but he does not deserve a recall for now, period!

Jerry Akaminko?

Had one game but was totally depressing to watch. His positioning for a defender of his calibre is just bad and all he could do was to hold onto a shirt of an opponent just to recover and in the end conceded a costly penalty against DR Congo.

What available alternatives would you suggest in replacing players who disappointed at the AFCON.

If there is any player you think was left out or don’t deserve to be on the list above, please make yourself heard in the dialogue box below...

Comments

  • Dr Who says:
    February 20, 2013 01:49 pm
    Derek & Clottey are bums.We need Afriyie Acquah or Emmanuel Frimpong if Essien is not coming else we should forget about the WC.
  • peace says:
    February 20, 2013 01:29 pm
    the players are not responsible for what happened during the afcon even if Messi was part of Ghana squad,they would have lost anyway;when the team management is bad nothing good can be expected from a team,leave the players alone they have done their best what did you expect from them with such a coach and please stop insulting BS,you're cursing our own national team,you're calling them useless and after that you want the players to be victorious,the tongue is a very dangerous thing you get what you wish and say.So if you want Black Stars to improve first stop calling them names and you will see God will bless this team if you continue this your wicked attitude toward the players nothing good will come from them nothing!!!! believe it.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    February 20, 2013 01:27 pm
    Truly speaking wakaso was the onluy one that played his heart out.Solomon asante was impressive including dauda.the rest r all garbage.
  • kelly says:
    February 20, 2013 01:24 pm
    derreck, adomah, asamoah gyan and annan should give way for others.
  • STUPID GHANAIAN says:
    February 20, 2013 01:06 pm
    Big Booty Gyan!!
  • MAWUDEKA says:
    February 20, 2013 12:59 pm
    PLAYER LIKE AFRIYIE ACQUAH SHOULD BE GIVEN THE NODE TO REPLACE DERRECK AND CO
  • Wisdom Matanawui Terry. says:
    February 20, 2013 12:52 pm
    Asamoah Gyan, Derrick Boateng nd kwesi Appiah have to sit back.
  • Quophi says:
    February 20, 2013 12:39 pm
    even third division plays better than black stars,
  • Don Justy says:
    February 20, 2013 12:38 pm
    Next time, go to a tourney with a striker and not a musician cum dancer, who is always eager to dance than to score, lazy n loussy. If we want to send a musician to a tourney, then Sarkodie, Samini, Tinny, obrafour, r2bees are far better than Asa Gyen. And as a striker, tweeaa! My grandmum is far far better with her walking stick. Beat that...
  • bud says:
    February 20, 2013 12:20 pm
    Vorsah......just because of his ridicoulus haircut...&@%#$#
  • Quophi says:
    February 20, 2013 12:36 pm
    drop rabiu,asamoah gyan,derek boaten,adomah,atsu,wakasu,clothey,infact we should drop all the players koraaaaa,they dont play anything.
  • Big mouth says:
    February 20, 2013 12:05 pm
    It all depends on the coach who selected those players. Akwasi Appiah was a complete flop tactically and does not deserve a call up himself but all the same what can one do, when we have a very corrupt Nyantekyie and his FA in-charge. To me almost all the players deserve a call up except for D.Boateng & JP. Asamoah Gyan in the first place does not merit the Stars captainship, therefore failed to motivate the team with such shambolic finishing by worsening the plight of the visionless Akwasi Appiah who made a self imposed player retiree returning from exile his commander on the field of play. Its feels so bad that huge sums of money ($57,000.00 each) had been splashed on non-achievers like these while the whole country continues to sleep in darkness and fighting Fulani Headsmen to find portable drinking water. Lets be wise as a people to start paying qualification bonuses instead of winning bonuses in order to save tax payers money meant to develop our motherland.
  • Pillar says:
    February 20, 2013 11:58 am
    The worst of all is Derek Boateng.The following should not be called again: Jerry Akaminko, Emmanuel Clottey, John Paintil and Awal Mohammed
  • Big mouth says:
    February 20, 2013 11:42 am
    This is the best and most incisive comment so far. It all depends on the coach who selected those players. Akwasi Appiah was a complete flop tactically and does not deserve a call up himself but all the same what can one do, when we have a very corrupt Nyantekyie and his FA in-charge. To me almost all the players deserve a call up except for D.Boateng & JP. Asamoah Gyan in the first place does not merit the Stars captainship, therefore failed to motivate the team with such shambolic finishing by worsening the plight of the visionless Akwasi Appiah who made a self imposed player retiree returning from exile his commander on the field of play. Its feels so bad that huge sums of money ($57,000.00 each) had been splashed on non-achievers like these while the whole country continues to sleep in darkness and fighting Fulani Headsmen to find portable drinking water. Lets be wise as a people to start paying qualification bonuses instead of winning bonuses in order to save tax payers money meant to develop our motherland.
  • bawah says:
    February 20, 2013 11:03 am
    THE WORST PLAYER WAS THE COATCH!YES THE COATCH!YES THE COATCH!
  • angua says:
    February 20, 2013 10:54 am
    derek boateng should forget about any recall into the black stars team .he has no business to do with dis team.he should start thinking of a testimonial match to announce his retirement from international football.as for asamoah gyan,the least said abt him,the worst.
  • Kwadwo Addai says:
    February 20, 2013 10:27 am
    Derek out Mohammed Abu in
  • Dede says:
    February 20, 2013 10:32 am
    Derek B.Asamoh G.aka azonto dancer,Clotey,all must axed from the squad.Atsu,Asante and Adomoh must start from the bench.
  • Papa T says:
    February 20, 2013 10:34 am
    the players were selected by a coach.how do u expect the players to perform if the coach lacks what it takes to bring out the best in them.the coach is unable to mount out the right strategy to ensure the players deliver.the players have not done anything.
  • Bemol says:
    February 20, 2013 10:21 am
    Asamoah gyan and clottey.
  • Frank says:
    February 20, 2013 10:12 am
    Badu was very bad and should not be called. He cost us the Zambian game when he chose not to defend. He repeated this nonsense in SA.
  • A A Latif says:
    February 20, 2013 10:18 am
    Dereck boateng for sure, faulty passes and vry careless wen in possesion.
  • Lawrence says:
    February 20, 2013 09:13 am
    Derek Boateng he shouldn't be in the squad
  • prince boafo says:
    February 20, 2013 09:26 am
    agyeman badu shld sit out
  • Fresher says:
    February 20, 2013 09:28 am
    All of the above mentioned players are a whole bunch of crass rubbish with the exception of Christian Atsu. Two players that disappointed most are Asamoah Gyan and Derrick Boateng, these two guys are worse than fuckingshit.
  • GHFUO, BE SERIOUS NOT PRIDEFUL! says:
    February 20, 2013 09:29 am
    DERRICK BOATENG CLOTTEY DIDNT PLAY ENUFF MINUTES. PAINSTIL IS OLUMAN. GOTTA GO. IM ONLY GING TO CALL OUT PLAYRS WHO PLAYED MAJOR MINUTES IN THIS TOURNAMNT.
  • sam says:
    February 20, 2013 09:51 am
    I think derek boateng shld nt b recalled. But gyan is at d moment ghana's best striker we hv nw nd if we had a much mre better striker than gyan then gyan shld b called but he shld b on d bench nd let d other striker play.
  • KPOSA says:
    February 20, 2013 09:53 am
    Emmanuel Clottey and Jerry Akaminko don't deserve a place in the Blackstars. I think Atsu was a revelation even though he could have done better. Asante was playing very childish game and was being easily bullied by our opponents because of his small stature, I don't think he made much impact - we should look for a stronger and more robust player for the wings in future. Gyan's contribution was good but he still needs to work on his sharpness and accuracy as a stricker - he misses too manay scoring chances. Wakaso was good, he was energetic and played every leading role in mid field, but he should try and pay more attention to his given roles. I think John Boye especially was committing too many mistakes in defence. Vorsa I think was inconsistent - there were times he stood strong but other times he committed some unpardonable blunders. Agyeman Badu was disappointing probably because of the strange role that he was given by the coach.
  • Tanko says:
    February 20, 2013 01:58 pm
    The head coach should not be part of the team. Derek Boateng, Asamoah Gyan, Jerry Akaminko and that short guy from Kotoko (Asante). Sellas Tetteh should be in charge of affairs and retain Max Konadu as the assistant. AA should go and take charge of the under 20s till learned some lessons. You can not be learning with the emotions of 20 million plus people.
  • Sarpong says:
    February 20, 2013 01:58 pm
    A. gyan, adoma, painstil, kissi b, derrick b, emma clottey, j akaminko shd give way 4 abayie, warris, ayews, a aquah n yaya mohamedf
  • bbc says:
    February 20, 2013 02:00 pm
    The only players who showed their class in South Africa are Dauda and Wakaso....The rest of the players should not be invited.
  • KiSy says:
    February 20, 2013 03:07 pm
    Obviously the team doctors! Could not do a simple job on injuries as basic as knocks. No wonder Annan and Boakye -yiadom kept on playing table tennis throughout the tournament.
  • Bojack says:
    February 20, 2013 03:09 pm
    Are you fucking idiot to say Asamoah Gyan is our best striker. He was and is the worst player we have.
  • Bojack says:
    February 20, 2013 03:13 pm
    Are you an idiot, did you watch the games? Asamoah Gyan was our worst player. He need s not be called anymore.
  • Bojack says:
    February 20, 2013 03:17 pm
    You must be one of the most brainless idiots out there. I bet you did not even watch the games. How dare you call Agyeman Badu's name.Asamoah Gyan was our worst player. He need s not be called anymore.
  • Mojahadine says:
    February 20, 2013 03:21 pm
    Use common sense here. Don't call names for the hell of it. If you were going to waste your breath you should have named ASAMOAH GYAN. He should be a goner.
  • Mojahadine says:
    February 20, 2013 03:23 pm
    Are you kidding me just call his name loud ASAMOAH GYAN should go.
  • Mojahadine says:
    February 20, 2013 03:26 pm
    AAAASSSSSAAAMMMOOOAAAHHH GGGYYYAAANNNN and DDDEEERRREEEKKK BBBOOOAAATTTEEENNNGGG were the worst players at the AFCON
  • Anokwale says:
    February 20, 2013 03:58 pm
    I think the term "worst player" is a bit strong. In reality, it looks like it is more about who is not able to play their role on the team. I think Asamoah Gyan is no longer a big time striker. In addition the older crowd like Paintsil and Derek Boateng have served Ghana well but now it is time for a new crowd. It is tough to move on, but it is necessary.
  • mukmin says:
    February 20, 2013 04:18 pm
    Paintsil, Boateng, Adomah, the guys who didn't get to play and of course yours truly Asamoah Gyan even if we have to pay him to stay off the team.
  • Kwame says:
    February 20, 2013 05:01 pm
    Great idea, mukmin! All Black Stars supporters should donate to the Asamoah Gyan re-retirement fund. Someone needs to start the facebook page or kickstarter account.
  • Don says:
    February 20, 2013 06:41 pm
    I believe the coach should be sacked cos he called up all this players and gave them a mumu tactise to play, some of the players were horrible b'cos they are bench warmers n very rusty so for me the coach should be sacked.
  • stichez says:
    February 20, 2013 06:58 pm
    Vorsah akaminko clottey d.boateng adomah were equally as bad agyeman badu done ok so shouldn't on that list wakaso was our best player mostly because of his group stage contribution
  • Quincy Owusu-Abeyie says:
    February 20, 2013 07:06 pm
    Derek out yes, Mohammed Abu in NO, he is shit. dont even start it
  • Quincy Owusu-Abeyie says:
    February 20, 2013 07:08 pm
    Rabiu was crap
  • Sam says:
    February 20, 2013 07:10 pm
    The players that dont deserve to be in team is that boy the look like 9yrs old and play's like a 9yr old,what his name ahhh oh Asante, that boy is a concert player he dont need to be in the team and he's too short. As for Asamoah Gyan, i didnt see anything wrong with him, he short the ball well is just had luck that the ball didnt go inside the net, all his ball was well on target, it wasnt like he balloon the on the goal line everytime he gets a chance, all his chances were all on target, is just had luck the ball miss the goal
  • Quincy Owusu-Abeyie says:
    February 20, 2013 07:21 pm
    Rabiu was crap, Asamoah Gyan should come in as a sub, Clottey proved African and local players can never be compared with those playing abroad. And Agyeman Badu, Derek Boateng and the rest, I dont even want to talk about it.All Ghanaian borns playing in the Dutch league and other parts of Europe should be given equal chance into the national team because they are Ghanaians, Ghana Blood running through them.The discrimination must stop. Those born and bred in Ghana must be giving competition to make the team stronger. Look at the way GFA ignored Kingsley Boateng of AC Milan to play for Italy Under 19 last year all. they dont want anybody to compete with Gyan. And now if Boateng is called into the Italian senior national team then they will start to openly chase him... then Ghanaian fans will start to hate calling him unpatriotic.
  • Sam says:
    February 20, 2013 07:37 pm
    Afriyie Aquaah needs to be in the team, that concert player needs to be droped and never call him again untill he starts playing a grown mans football. Asamoah was ok to me, just had luck that his balls didnt find the target,unlike clottey who balloon the ball way over the bar in front of the goal polls, like bance was doing throught the game,never saw once that Asamoah Gyan baloon a ball,all his attempt was on target,it just missed the goal, thats hard luck.I gues nobody saw clottey the way he balloon the chance he had. Yall need to give Asamoah Gyan a break, if he was that bad he wouldnt be in the in the Africa 11. Yall need to blame that concert player who everybody was crying for him to replace adomah,not once in the games the he made one single cross, and he is a winger,God help us.Every body played well except awal mohammed, he got to go,Dereck boateng, needs to go,Clottey a must go, Akaminko can be used at 2,Solomon Asante,A-must go, we need grown men who plays grown mans football,not grown men that plays childish football. Afriyie Aquaah needs to be invited and abayie.
  • Sam says:
    February 21, 2013 01:08 am
    Really Solomon Asante,were drunk or u just dont no nothing about football.