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Kevin-Prince Boateng reveals player divisions in Black Stars World Cup camp

Published on: 04 July 2014
Kevin-Prince Boateng says some players were happy he was sacked from the Ghana camp

Germany midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed that there was a big division among the players in Ghana's 2014 World Cup squad in Brazil with some happy that he was kicked out of the squad for indiscipline.

Despite goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey's claims that Boateng and Sulley Muntari stood up for the other Black Stars players and that is the reason for their sacking, the Germany-born midfielder says some players were happy about the decision to sack Muntari and him for indiscipline.

The former AC Milan midfielder was sacked from the Ghana camp for verbally abusing coach Kwesi Appiah while Muntari was booted out of the team to physically assaulting a management member.

Boateng says there was in-fighting in the team with players talking bad about each other behind their backs.

“No. It wasn’t a real team. Everyone was occupied with himself, everyone was talking bad about each other. There were two or three players who were happy about Sulley Muntari’s and my suspension,” Boateng told Bild.

“And those players had told me that I was right about everything. Everyone knows that I have never insulted the coach but they spoke against Sulley and me in front of him."

With this revelation, some players in the squad could be angered by Boateng's claims which could result in the other players talking back at the Germany-born star.

The Black Stars team of of early 1990s failed to reach their full potential despite the presence of world beaters Abedi Pele and Anthony Yeboah because of the divisions in camp.

If not controlled, this could affect the future of the Black Stars as players would be suspicious of each other.




This article has 24 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ghanas son says:
    July 04, 2014 06:11 pm
    Sack the one person who is causing divisions in the team. That one person cannot handle the stars he has at his disposal. He is rather talking about building a younger team. He will be a better fit the U17 team. His name is Kwasi Appiah. Sack that man now
  • kaypee says:
    July 04, 2014 06:05 pm
    And now that AA has been maintained expect these same incidences that eliminated Ghana to repeat themselves. I feel so sorry.
  • Rasheed says:
    July 04, 2014 06:11 pm
    Talking about each other is a normal habit of Ghanaian players that I have come across.The main problem is with ugly and corrupt nyantskyie and wimpy&clueless Appiah.They must leave the scene now.
  • kaypee says:
    July 04, 2014 06:03 pm
    I have always maintained that taking into consideration the Ghanaian attitude(family relationships/friendship) an expatriate coach would be better than a local coach.Not becos an expatriate is better than the locals tho but the relationships
  • access says:
    July 04, 2014 06:47 pm
    Kwasia nyantakyi is the problem to Ghana down fall kwasia nyantakyi must go ...If he is man of integrity then he should resign to save Ghana black stars...He is the most corrupt GFA president of all times .But unfortunate there is nothing we can do until his third end in 2015... He did not have nothing when he become Gfa president now he have millions of dollars in his bank account...Nyantatakyi must goooooooooooooo....
  • Rasta says:
    July 04, 2014 07:19 pm
    Herh GSN, mu agyimi gyimi anaa? u guys no av any sense to file?
  • denzen says:
    July 04, 2014 07:24 pm
    I agree with u guys ...... Kwesi appiah must go!
  • Rasheed says:
    July 04, 2014 07:37 pm
    @benito,can't you see saanie diarra's flat face,it is full of lies.
  • Ghanaman says:
    July 04, 2014 08:23 pm
    "Ghanafo) kasa dodo",You talk tooooooooooo much,Ghanaians.Nyantakyi this,Kwasi Appiah that,Nothing pleases us but after you're no longer there,that is when they'll start talking good about you.Instead of also condemning the indiscipline behaviour of some of the players like Kevin P Boateng( who doesn't want to play in the qualifies but always available during world cup proper) ,we are rather supporting them.He tried to bring confusion to the German junior team and guess what happened.We should condemn everybody involved including the PLAYERS fellow Ghanaians.
  • kerekou says:
    July 04, 2014 08:51 pm
    Focus No matter what your bad coach says, maintain your focus in the game. The only person who can defeat you is yourself; not your opponent and not your coach. Exercise your mental toughness. Do not let a bad coach eat you. Talk if you think you need to. If you think you have something to say, say it. Let your coach know how you feel towards his approach. If you think that your coach acts too much and is already below the belt, you should inform him. It should be a great awakening for him that he does not know how to deal with his players. Let him realize that he is a bad coach. If nobody does, he will never change because nobody reacts. In addition, if you think that he is making a wrong play, make valuable suggestions.
  • kerekou says:
    July 04, 2014 08:57 pm
    Mr Nyantakyi, Kwasi Appiah does not have the respect of the players so he should be sacked if he will not resign. The players know the difference between a good coach and a bad one. Kwasi Appiah is a bad coach unfortunately. .You’re NOT a good coach when you play “head games” with your athletes. If you talk behind their backs, play one athlete against another, or are dishonest in your interactions with your players, then you are doing nothing constructive to help your players learn and grow as athletes and individuals. Putting a player down in hopes that he or she will rise to the occasion and prove you wrong is a head game! Similarly, telling a player one thing and then turning around and doing exactly the opposite is not good coaching. For example, promising a player more playing time if he/she does A, B and C, and then keeping them on the bench after they do everything you’ve just asked of them is a psychologically insidious game that will kill your athlete’s love for this sport, crush their spirit and destroy their confidence. You’re NOT a good coach when you refuse to take responsibility for your behaviour or when you refuse to own your mistakes and, instead, blame others for them. The mark of any great educator is that they present themselves as human. They do not let their ego get involved in the more important tasks of teaching and their student-athletes’ learning. Therefore, when something goes wrong, they are quick to own their part in it. Good coaches take full responsibility for their team’s failures and give their team and athletes full responsibility for successes. Bad coaches blame their athletes for losses and take the credit for the team’s successes. You’re NOT a good coach when you call a player out in front of the team and embarrass him or her with negative comments that do nothing to explain what he or she is doing wrong. Before you make a comment to a player, ask yourself whether the comment is constructive. Will it help the child to understand exactly what he/she is doing wrong and what they need to do to fix it? Does it motivate the individual to want to work even harder to improve? Does it help that individual feel good about themselves? Good coaches use mistakes as an opportunity to help players get better, build skills and bolster self-esteem. Good coaches use their words to enhance a player’s experience of hockey — not detract from it! Good coaches understand that they are working with a very valuable resource: the psychological and emotional well-being of a future generation
  • kat slay says:
    July 04, 2014 09:56 pm
    This story has been reported with quotes from Kevin saying there is division. Let's focus on getting this ugly thing out of the black stars.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    July 04, 2014 11:47 pm
    Of course they will be happy for your sacking especially after this kind of performance and for taking their spot after sweating throughout the qualifying campaign.
  • Boro says:
    July 05, 2014 12:06 am
    When will this Dude SHUT UP! You promised a lot before the Germany game but did nothing in that match itself, maybe to have your way into the first team. Your performance was so abyssimal and i am sure if you had not been sacked you would have started from the bench again. In my opinion if AA were bold enough he would have replaced u just after the first 25 mins. Maybe you said all that before the match to make sure the Germans never becomes over complacency in facing the BS knowing how serious and prepared the BS team were at the time. I am now even begining to think that you were probably in the BS team to scout for the Germans but not to play looking at your shambolic performance in that game. If really you insulted AA then I must say, that was barbaric and should therefore come clear and apologise to Ghanaians and stop this approach of trying to create confusion into the rest of the players. You all were greedy for money instead of the joy of the majority of Ghanaians who supported you. You guys simply put your greed for money above the joy of Ghanaians. You alsolost focus due to your greed for money in the Portugal game. Now i do not see patriotism in these crop of players anymore but play for money.
  • William Holmes says:
    July 05, 2014 12:33 am
    I honestly think that it is a Disgrace how Kwasi Appiah has treated players with such known Quality and Ability I also Question his Tactics. I think Kwasia nyantakyi and Kwasi Appiah should be investigated and then they should Both Resign. The GFA needs to be Restructured with people that cant be Bought by corruption.
  • dede says:
    July 05, 2014 02:11 am
    @Boro why don't you also try and play for Ghana at least he has done is part.NONSENSE, u guys talk any how as if u shit through ur mouth
  • Kweku Ananse says:
    July 05, 2014 06:17 am
    @ Dede A team wins with good and dedicated players, good coach & technical staff, and a passionate army of supporters. Supporters of a team are encouraged to attend matches for obvious reasons. SO BORO does not need to know how to kick a ball to criticize KPB, as is the case here. Kevin Boateng and his cohorts were simply a disgrace to the nation. Any level-headed person ought to see this. Yes Coach Appiah lacked the quality; Yes GFA officials performed horribly with organization and showed nepotism. Nevertheless, there's no justification in the gross insurbonation, arrogance and lack of dedication reported here.
  • Abrantie - In Da house says:
    July 05, 2014 06:21 am
    If you are very clever, you would come to know this news is old. It was part of his 1st interview he gave the Bild Newspaper after GH's world cup campain. GSN is again just recycling news or better say, trying to use this story to contradict what Kwarasey said. GSN is definately for a amember of the GFA.
  • Abrantie - In Da house says:
    July 05, 2014 06:35 am
    Oh yes, and why don't you say he would have been better on the field if the players were treated better? Even Dede Ayew, the most patriotic player on the field, was totally lost in the last two games we played so stop these foolish talks and attack on our players!! The players were not treated good to get the best out of them...that is what happened and not your foolish propagada here. GFA and the coach do not play football but manage it. If the managers are silly, the whole team becomes silly...that is what happened!! We are only interested in how the tempers went high in the camp and not what happened when everything was already blown. Save us your stupid comments here...... and if you are a member of the GFA or relates to any of those stupid fools, then **** YOU TOO!!
  • Abrantie - In Da house says:
    July 05, 2014 12:43 pm
    "there’s no justification in the gross insurbonation, arrogance and lack of dedication reported here". Who is claiming the quoted words of yours here? Have you read what KPB said or you are just refusing to read it because you yourself are a member of the GFA or relates to one of them? I keep on asking question to you fools cause, I know the GFA members are in here in this forum and some even manage this site. Define gross insurbonation and arronce here, "If you ask the FA president what he did with all the money given him". I know you will jump and talk about the AA factor here. 4get about that fool, who has been assistant coach for about 8-10years, taken over the helms of affairs for the last 2 years, and still cannot decide for himself. This guy is simply not a coach..period!! Oops!! I have 4gotten you were one of those fools dictating to him in camp at the WC. **** YOU ALL!! YOU the GFA and the caoch are rather a disgrace to your parents and the nation, not the players you treated so badly for 30 days, and still expected them to give their all.
  • luca says:
    July 05, 2014 02:37 pm
    you say his performance was abysmal..but have you asked yourself this question...cud it be that,that coach they call a doctor didn't knw how to use him effectively or earn his respect...kevin is one person with lots of energy..hes a 4-1-4-1 system of the 2010 world cup,he was in the midfield just infront of the defence...meaning he had more space/room to attack and be creative...we all know kevin is a good player ...hes still young its not that hes old and out of form...he was just not used right...look across the field at the players who played for Ghana in this tournament..we have one or two who didn't play at their most effective ask you have a bad coach or a bad player...respect is not commanded..its earned. ITS TRUE KEVIN TALKS ALOT..BUT IF THE COACH WAS A GOOD ONE..HE'D VE KEPT HIM IN CHECK. these players knw who a good coach me...this coach woud only do well if there aren't well class players in the team. meaning players who are on the coaches level. the bible not be unequally me..there is sense in that statement
  • Gabriel Nikoi says:
    July 05, 2014 09:19 pm
    I think we should begin considering Maxwell Konadu. He is a better coach than Kwesi Appiah
  • Kwabena says:
    July 06, 2014 12:58 am
    KPB calm down,we need you in good mental health for the AFCON,pliz pliz.
  • anthony awotwi says:
    July 10, 2014 12:47 pm
    a coach whose tactics is to wait for the opponent to get tired...waa look !