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Kwadwo Asamoah admits DR Congo 'wake-up call'

Published on: 22 January 2013

Kwadwo Asamoah says the Black Stars 2-2 draw against DR Congo should serve as a wake-up call ahead of the remaining two matches in the group.

The West African giants surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against the Leopards on Sunday night at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The Black Stars, touted as one of the huge favourites for the title, failed to live up to their pre-match hype with a performance that left coach Kwesi Appiah scratching his head for answers.

The team faces old foes Mali in a must-win game on Thursday and the Juventus star has admitted the slip against Congo should serve as guiding principle going into the game against the Eagles.

“Our people expect us to bring the cup back home. We have accepted that challenged and working towards that,” Asamoah said

“But we all saw what happened against DR Congo. It tells you that anything can happen in football.

“For us as players, the game against the Congolese will serve as a wake-up call for us.

“The two other teams in our group are going to be tough but we’ll do our best to win.”

Asamoah scored his first Cup of Nations goal after he netted the second in the 2-2 draw.


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • Congoman says:
    January 22, 2013 09:40 am
    Oh la la, Kwado still dreaming the Cup still?.
  • junior mafia says:
    January 22, 2013 09:51 am
    Congofool it feels good playn a draw game wit ghana doesnt it.? Its normal u never imagined dat.
  • john aidoo says:
    January 22, 2013 10:25 am
    please ghanaians players like talking too much.they should learn how to keep their strategies to themselves as secret.someone should tell me who actually told the ghanaian defenders should go foward always in the 18 yard box to look for goals?
  • gentle john says:
    January 22, 2013 10:26 am
    To me we should blame the coach,i am so much surprise that all the sport journalist and the sport callers are still defending him?is it because he a local coach?how can he play our playmaker at the leftback position and play Akaminko and leave try and tested players like Vorsah and Johnathan Mensah on bench?
  • Watataman says:
    January 22, 2013 10:34 am
    Ghana can win all the remaining games if they send more balls into the opponent 18 and play the passing game instead of shooting from a distance. African keepers are very agile and only way to beat them is two to three passes before one score. Players should be advise to learn to play like Barcelona in the opponent 18. Then those keepers can be beating. Other than that, curvy or curly long range short is much needed with luck to beat these smart ass African keepers. Reason Asamoah Gyan is not scoring goals for Ghana in Afcon matches is that, he is not serious and that is the truth. There seem to be some media circles calling him "don" and its like people around him are scared to pounce on him to stop joking on the field and be serious. Asamoah Gyan should avoid long range short and put ball in the 18 for someone to score. Truly Asamoah Gyan is not serious a player enough to be handed the captain arm band. Whoever did that to him did unnecessary favors maybe due to his cash and influence. A word to Akwasi Appiah.
  • Congoman says:
    January 22, 2013 11:48 am
    This cup is Kinshasa bound. Like it or not. Talk is cheap, the Leopards do their demonstrations and actions on pitch..
  • selfmade says:
    January 22, 2013 02:49 pm
    @ congoman.... kwasia, dickhead!!! Another congolese refugee living on UN humanitarian relief!! A fucking jerk and a congolese clown,who lives in poor suburb of London taking refugee fees and we all know u in London not by your hardwork but because of killing in your congonland motherfucker!!! We also know that u have ur residential papers not by your strength but thru political asylum(aduro) ....... kwasia,your congo not be wan size!!! Haahaaaa
  • Congoman says:
    January 22, 2013 08:24 pm
    @ Selfmade, LooooL!!. Ass-hole!. Who even told you that I live in UK pussycllat?. I live at home and I travel at will. You just shut your stinky and filthiest mouth wich is filled with rotten thieths from drinking ankoro in your dusty Ghana. A village minded person like you can only dream to fly on an airbus 380 to New York or London or even Roissy Charles de Gaulle de Paris aero port . Village wailer. Got no time for haters like you. You watch how your team will pack bags by next week you kaffir.
  • tank God we are not zambians says:
    January 22, 2013 10:43 pm
    @congoman da fact da u brush horses teeth n wash old ladies underwear n sanitry towels abroad dnt mean u are wise.u are a refugee so jux shut da fuq up n pray for yor dead country.....u shud tank God mobutu is dead
  • selfmade says:
    January 23, 2013 01:50 am
    @ congoman.... kwasia,now my post is hating u and u decided to write nonsense!!! Haahaaa laughing in congolese language!!!!.. haaaaahaaa!!! Mumu like u!!!!! Did i hear u mention airports in Congo!!! Haahaaaaa laughing in banda!!! Kwasia,which better airline ll do business in kinshasha???? Kwasia,fucking congolese clown,do u think these airlines don't know what goes on in your rebel controlled and failed state notherfucker!!! Haaahaaa!!! After all the airports has being bombed by congo rebels,which better airline ll do business in your bullet riden ghetto called kinshasha!!!! Haaahaaahaa!!!! Nigga,u fucking shiting and jerking your small congolese dick!!! Everyone knows that u were born and bred in a small village in congo,raised in a small mud hatch house,sleeping with goats and sheeps and even drinking from the same water because water is scarce in your pathetic country called congo!!! Haahaaaa!! Kwasia,because of your ugliness,no better girl want to **** u,so u bleep sheep and goats azz in the congolese jungle with your small impotent dick motherfucker!!!!!( fucking in the jungle) just like rumble in the jungle!!!! Haahaaaaaa!!!! Who doesn't know that,your small congolese village was burnt down by kabila rebels and your wife was bleep hard by a big dick rebel leader giving birth to your lesbian daughter who has being bleep by all the area congolese rebel guys in your village!!!haaaahaaa!!! Did i also hear of stinking mouth???? Damn,this congoman is an animal residing in a jungle called congo!!!! Kwasia,ofui,ghanaians understand,bear and sympathy with u because congolese has the most rotten teeth and stinking mouth on the planet because during the congolese wars,there was shortage of tooth paste and brush and therefore they couldn't paste their teeth for more than two decades haaahaaahaaa!! Dude,are u talking about the stinking mouth of your whore mama,alcoholic papa,your bisexual wife with the most stinking pussy or its your lesbian daughter!!! Even your rebel president can't go to international conference because of bad teeth and stinking mouth motherfucker!! Haaahaaaa!!! What pains me is that better congolese died whiles such a clown and stupid entity lives wasting the small congolese food!!! Haaaaaahaa!!!! Next time they ll cut your legs like they did it to your papa and your countrymen!!! Haahaaaa!!! UN wouldn't be there this time round to save your small impotent dick motherfucker!!!! Haaaaahaa!!! By the way, the UN is about to increase the refugee fee!!! Viva the revolutionciiooooooo!!!!!
  • selfmade says:
    January 23, 2013 03:48 am
    @ congoman........ am new yorker... am in empire state,new York, living in downtown Manhattan!! Kwasia,the only place a refugee like u can go is London thru the UN refugee relief programm!!!! Motherfucker!!! Kwasia,i meet a lot of Africans but not congolese because the united states embassy has being close permanently in your despicable pathetic hell called congo!!! A refugee living in some ghetto in London and being catered for by the UN,thinks he is big,not knowing ghanaians see u,your family and countrymen as wild beasts killing one another because of your animalistic traits motherfuckerrrrrrr!!! Your name on this forum shows who u are..... some fucking pathetic refugee living in some ghetto in London,taking refugee fees to buy food to eat and some medicine to treat his gunshot wounds motherfucker!!! Haahaaaahaaaaa laughing in tiv!!!! Even we know the laptop u using to write comments was bought by the UN refugee fee given to u and your animalistic brothers,sisters and cousins in London motherfucker!!!!!! The refugee money was enough so all that u could is some peltium 4 laptops haaahaaaaaaaaa!! Fucking clown,an imbecile and slowpoke son of a lesbian!!!! Vuva the revolutionciooooooooooooooooo!!!!
  • selfmade says:
    January 23, 2013 04:04 am
    @ congoman... i mean the refugee money wasn't enough to buy better laptop,so all that u could buy was some petuim 4 laptop and even this still the congolose bitches despised u because of your uglines which runs thru your bloodline and your small impotent dick !!!!!! Sorry about your leg which was amputated by the rebels motherfucker!!!! Viva the revolutionciooooooooooooooooooo!!! All that Congo gives africa is bad name thru killing one another,rebels raping innocent females,child soldiers,famine!!!!!! Viva the revolutionciooooooooooooooooooo!!