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Jerome Boateng becomes second player of Ghanaian descent to win World Cup

Published on: 13 July 2014
Jerome Boateng keeping an eye on Lionel Messi.

Germany’s Jerome Boateng became the second player of Ghanaian extraction to win the FIFA World Cup.

Marcel Desailly, born in Ghana, was the first to lift the coveted trophy in world football with another country with France in 1998 as hosts.

Jerome was born in Berlin to a Ghanaian father and a German mother.

Boateng has presented Germany at U-17, U-19 and U-21 level, winning the 2009 European U-21 Championship.

His half-brother Kevin Prince Boateng played for Ghana at the World Cup but was sent home prior to their final Group match against Portugal for insulting head coach Kwesi Appiah in the full glare of other players.



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  • papasi says:
    July 15, 2014 09:51 pm
    @selfmade,, really impressed about your piece....@ PITO big-ups for the sound analysis made!!! Fellas, If Ghana can win the U_17 World Cup, U-20 world cup, then whats the difficulty in lifting the coveted trophy @ the world stage? Is it not the same players who gets nurtured into playing for their national teams that we meet at the junior levels, muller and co!!! I believe sound player development, discipline and effective football management must surpass selfishness, corruption, absurd selection into the national teams, etc.. and several other factors to match these very same countries we have been beating at the junior levels!!! I believe strongly that, we can lift the trophy someday if we learn our mistakes from the past and employ DISCIPLINE as the most important measure.......!
  • The greatest says:
    July 14, 2014 12:31 am
    He was man on the Germany side. Disciplined
  • PITO says:
    July 14, 2014 01:38 am
    It is written that Ghana must win the world cup someday.It is in our genes. But if we don't bring truthfulness into the handling of our national team we will never realize this PROPHECY. It was ordained that Ghana and Germany qualify from this group in this worldcup. It was dishonesty and lies that made USA surpass us. Everything else in the football realm was for Ghana to qualify alongside Germany. My people have eyes but cannot see. pray to God to give you vision.
  • Favoured man says:
    July 14, 2014 01:57 am
    Jerome Boateng played extremely well in the final. Well done Jerome. The best man of the match. More grease to your elbows
  • shito says:
    July 14, 2014 02:14 am
    Jerome becomes the second Ghanaian descent to win the world cup and so what should we do?.Should we beat him or what?.
  • Rasheed says:
    July 14, 2014 02:17 am
    @PITO Is PITO also among the prophets?.
  • bukelwa siyona says:
    July 14, 2014 02:58 am
    Jerome u made Africans proud i am so proud of u guys the whole german team 2 beat south americans in their soli luv u guyz
  • milky says:
    July 14, 2014 03:23 am
    I am glad he never opted to play for Ghana. Because I am sure he will be told he is only nominally Ghanaian once he starts complaining about our shitty coach and gfa management. Now you people are hailing him and calling him a Ghanaian, if I were him, I would come out and say - I am not a Ghanaian you fucking ass holes! All that is happening right now only sends a message to other Ghanaians who are outside Ghana never to do or say anything for Ghana. I am so ashamed to be a Ghanaian. I have stopped wearing all my Ghanaians jerseys and stuff!
  • selfmade says:
    July 14, 2014 03:46 am
    Pito I agree with u 100%! Ghana is destined to win the WC because we have the capacity and characeter to win it as everything favours us in the WC! U see, we don't have the character to win a 16 nation tournament such as the AFCON but we have the character to incredibly performed in the wc to the amazement of many including the naysayers! Ghana, is the most dangerous outsider in the WC and all the powerful football nations are really scared of us! Nigeria and Cameroon hold the most record Africa most WC appearance and they have contracting fortunes! Cameroon has only one quarter finals under their belts with five appearances whiles Nigeria has two second rounds! Cameroon also had the record of Africa most scoring player, been roger milla with five goals! But incredibly, Ghana with just three appearance has canceled, equal and surpassed all these records by these two nations with more appearances! Cameroon, has lost all its matches in the two WC editions, crashing out of group stages with zero points whiles Nigeria too has been inconsistent though they did really well in Brazil! Ghana, is now the most succeful African team of all times in the wc, with some incredible records! Aside,our quarter finals feat in south Africa, Ghana now hold the record of africas top scorer at the WC and again has produced a player who has scored in three consecutive wcs(gyan)! This is an amazing and incredible feats for Ghana and it shows the level of talent and quality of our players! Ghanaian players are talented and among the finest in the world and any fair minded observer from far can't even dispute this hard facts! According to FIFA, Ghana has been among one of the best teams that didn't qualify to the second round and that's show our qualify even in the mist of chaos! Ghana is destined to win the WC but we need to have that mentality that we can do it! Ever since the start of the WC, anybody that I met, tells me how skilled and talented Ghana is and they seems so overwhelmed by our skills, pace and trickery and one of them told me that he enjoys watching Ghana than Brazil and I believed him too! If only we can have a football philosophy which combines our skills,pace, trickery and ball sense,there ll be no team that can stand us! Lastly, I met a Senegalese here in big apple, and he asked me if I know of ADOLF ARMAH and I said no but I have heard his name! He asked me if I know of MOHAMMMED POLO and I said yes because he is still alive and then he asked me again of abudu razak and i answered in affirmative! He's then said that, there has never been any player like ADOLPH ARMAH and that whenever Adolph ARMAH comes to Senegal to play, the whole staduim ll stand up to give him a STANDING OVATION becasuw he brings unblemished and pure entertainment!!! He said his touch alone is out of this world! This is an old fella who obviously knows what he is saying and he confessed to me that, he has watched all African nations or national teams right from 50s up to today(2014) and he knows that all of them play the same except Ghana! He told me that GHANA IS THE ONLY AFRICAN NATION THAT PLAYS WITH BALL SENSE as he likes to referred to it and I was awestrucked by the confession of this elderly, noble Senegalese man who lives in big apple! This man said that, Ghana has produced the BEST PLAYERS EVER in Africa but whenever he checks our world records,NOTHING AND HE WAS ASKING ME WHY? Now, the question is WHY? Where are our old ex footballers at and why can't we rely on their deep knowledge to revive our dying game! People from afar can even testify to the ingenuity of our footballers and my Brazilian friend asked me if I also have a SPRING IM MY FEET LIKE ATSU! THE TIMW IS NOW!
  • milky says:
    July 14, 2014 04:06 am
    I'm in Brazil right now and people are talking about how good and talented the Ghana team was. They all think its was really sad that Ghana didnt make it out of the group stages. All the Americans I met tell me that, they were lucky and they stole that win from us. Look you are right in what you are saying, but it only takes people with foresight to see what you are saying to really bring the best out of Ghana players. The same goes for Ghana's economy. We have leaders who only short sighted, they can see the big picture! Our coach AA blessed with all these talents couldn't make the best out of them. Until we get a coach who teaches our players to be less selfish and pass the ball often like Germany does, we will forever drown in our ignorance and always almost make it to the point but never to the point. All the smart and people who can contribute to Ghana are all leaving for western countries. When you go back to visit and people ask you why dont you come back and help and you explain to them why you cant or you wont, they say ohhh you dont love Ghana. I have always said this just like our economy, we have the resources (talents) but bad management has screwed us up big time.
  • kwame says:
    July 14, 2014 04:22 am
    @Selfmade fo you smoke wee?.
  • theobanks says:
    July 14, 2014 04:41 am
    @ kwame.. Shut the hell up! That was an inspirational piece from selfmade and if u don't have anything good to say about it, keep quiet! There is a lot of senses in his piece and all that u can say is nonsense! U specimen of a rogue!! If u have anything to say, say it and leave forumites alone... Bloody fool!!
  • ***Censored***
    July 14, 2014 05:03 am
    @ Kwame... Drop your name Kwame because is obvious u lack self esteem! I took my time to read selfmade piece and it was awese and all that he say is the absolute truth with regards to our ex footballers and out of jealousy, u attacked him out of nothing! Bro, is about time u contribute than these ridiculous jealousy and hating on a seasonal, good contributed like selfmade! It WLD have been good to add your voice for all us to see rather than making a fool of yourself! Learn to insert yourself into discussion without exposing your small pea brains! I have all his comments here before the WC and he is one of the smartest bloggers here and interllognet too! Am sorry for u bro!
  • Boro says:
    July 14, 2014 05:36 am
    'Oh what a discipline player he has turn out to be, has such a nice character, very humble, does not give his team mates, technical team and country any problems 'this is how Kwabena Yeboah describes Jerome Boateng the junior brother of BAD BOY Ghanaian international Kelvin Prince Boateng.
  • kwame says:
    July 14, 2014 05:50 am
    @Theobanks and shogologobangoshie,African cup sef we no fit win,and you morons are here hallucinating .The last time black stars won a cup was in 1982 when you nitwits were learning how to talk.Hahahahahaha.
  • selfmade says:
    July 14, 2014 06:16 am
    Kwame... Did u read my piece? I did admitted that Ghana has no character to win the 16 nation AFCON but we have the character to win the WC because it seems to favor us a lot! A lot of things seems to go our way in the WC compared to the AFCON and if u care to know, Greece has been to the WC before Ghana but just scored their first WC goal against Nigeria in south Africa whiles Ghana just won scored two times against seasonal teams in its first APPERANCE and this should give u a clue to what am saying! Secondly, u have no point with regards to Ghana not been able to win the AFCON! I don't know your level of analytical thinking abilities but one thing is clear as crystal as to why Ghana has not won the AFCON for the past decade and thats,WHY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO SEND OUR FULL, FIT SQUAD TO THE NATIONS CUP as compared to the WC! If u an avid observer of the AFCON, u ll noticed that right from CAN 2008 up to the recent one in south Africa, Ghana invariably sends weaker squad to the tournament because of injuries and what have u and this has been our Achilles heel for the last decade! When Ghana sent its full squad to Senegal 92, we reaches the finals, when we sent the under 20 youngster's to Angola, we reached the finals and that show tell u what am saying! The WC is a diff ball game as we always send our best and we tend to performed wonderfully! In south Africa 2010, Ghana in its second round APPERANCE was just alway from SUAREZ HAND BALL to be in the last four and that's no mean achievement for a nation just making its second appearance at the worlds greatest theater and we always find ourselves in tough groups but always managed to reach the second round! Statistically and by common sense, if there is an African country which can win the WC for the first time, is going to be Ghana because numbers and figures don't lie and again judging by my football history, Ghana can win the WC! The motivation that we have for the wc, is quite different from the motivation for the AFCON and only an irrational person ll debate me on this! Even in Brazil where we had our poorest outings since our debut APPERANCE, we didn't disgrace ourselves and the future looks promising! I have been to a lot of other ms dos version of football forum in Africa and one thing is always clear from foeumites out that, should Ghana play like they do in the WC, no african team can beat them and that's the absolute truth! I know u understand that too!! Come again bro!
  • selfmade says:
    July 14, 2014 06:20 am
    Sorry for the mistakes bro!
  • Chris Opoku says:
    July 14, 2014 07:11 am
    You think if they didn't treat him well he was going to committe himself?
  • Bright Baffour says:
    July 14, 2014 07:13 am
    Ghana will be in the final of the afcon 2015 but ghana will not win the cup.
  • 21guns says:
    July 14, 2014 08:33 am
    @selfmade, Weldone for your correct piece, you said nothing but the truth.
  • Bigy says:
    July 14, 2014 10:26 am
    Ghanaian officials sold the match to the USA .and later when they found that Germany is winning the USA ,all they could do is to allow Portugal to beat the **** do camp in Miami when u know the US team is over there? Were u guys there for BBQ party or something ? Why not camp in California or Texas if u wanna talk about weather ? I wish the entire GFA and the Blackstars management be dissolved ASAP.Asses!
  • PITO says:
    July 14, 2014 11:42 am
    @rasheed my brother God can use anybody so allow yourself
  • PITO says:
    July 14, 2014 11:50 am
    Thank You Selfmade. Only the blind cannot see Ghana was destined to get out of this group G and has EVERY potential to be a worldcup winning nation.
  • milky says:
    July 14, 2014 12:01 pm
    @ Boro, if Jerome Boateng plays for a country like ghana he would "cause" problems for his mates, technical team and country. Ask Kwabena Yeboah to interview Jerome and ask him about Germany's coach, appearance fees and traveling conditions and see if anything he says will sound like the shitty situation Ghana gave the players. By problem you mean speaking about bad treatment and coaching? What a shame. This notion in Ghana that you should never talk even if you been treated badly by an older person is fucked up. The brain drain will continue to happen and we will continue to languish in poverty, corruption and bad leadership.
  • selfmade says:
    July 14, 2014 01:20 pm
    There are some fellas we really knows football and they love ghana! 21 guns, pito, milky etc are great contributors and I know deep down my heart that these fellas can revive our soccer! Kuods to u all fellas and if only our leaders can see! Milky, to be frankel, u are AWESOME and all your updates from Brazil has been great! I can see a very mature Ghanaian gentleman! Thank u MILKY!
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