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Kwarasey has lost his confidence - Carr

Published on: 15 January 2013

Legendary Ghana goalkeeper Joe Carr claims Black Stars first choice keeper Adam Kwarasey has lost confidence but insists he must be maintained. 

The Stromsgodset shot-stopper, 25, allowed in two easy goals in the first half and was replaced by Daniel Agyei in Ghana's 4-2 win over Tunisia in a warm-up game in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Carr is sure Kwarasey has lost his confidence.

"He has obviously lost his confidence and that was evident in the game against Tunisia," he told Accra-based Peace FM.

Though AshGold shot-stopper Fatau Dauda put in a solid performance in the 3-0 win over Egypt last week, the former Asante Kotoko goalkeeper who made four Nations Cup appearances insists Kwarasey must be maintained as first choice goalkeeper.

"The psychologist in the team must try and talk to him and psyche him well and let him know he still remains the first choice goalkeeper.

"He was at the last AFCON and his experience would be crucial to the team.

The Norwegian-born was a bit jittery on his debut AFCON appearance in the 2012 Gabon and Equatorial Guinea campaign.


This article has 18 comment(s), give your comment
  • Redd says:
    January 16, 2013 08:46 am
    @ TT,your comment is indeed funny.Competition is supposed to bring out the best in people not the opposite.Who should assure who of what position?AA would be mad to do that in the face of the guy's blatant underperformance.Why are we treating the kwarasey guy like he's some special player we'v never seen.We gave him a full nations cup tournament and he messed it up.Yet we still want to give him a chance.The likes of Patrick Antwi,Ahorlu,Amamoo etc got just a few games and were rightly kicked out for poor performances.Why not kwarasey?Is he more human than all others???
  • Redd says:
    January 16, 2013 08:04 am
    I have always said that Kwarasey is a shit keeper.Lets see if AA has the balls to drop him to the bench.This tournament is not about giving chances ooo.We need to play only those who are prepared physically and psychologically to play.We ve done Kwarasey enough favours but the truth is he is not good enough for Gh.
  • pk says:
    January 15, 2013 10:18 pm
    AK will do well. He will learn from his mistakes.
  • Zg says:
    January 15, 2013 07:46 pm
    Ghanaians hmm hmm hmmm
  • wonderful kwame says:
    January 15, 2013 08:22 pm
    ungrateful ghana people. Players come kill dem self 4u and u pay them back with foolish talk. only two matches for you to win. maybe that was your friendly matches. if so, then you don come home dadaaada!
  • humblerock says:
    January 15, 2013 06:28 pm
  • Randy says:
    January 15, 2013 11:48 am
    i dont think your comments are fair, what about players who are clubless b'cause the chose to play for Ghana and after a tournament they could not get back in their teas and as a result they are clubless now? what in your dern life have you done for Ghana, at least he has done something although Ghana did not spend a dime on his development, be sensitive a bit.
  • oti-asirifi says:
    January 15, 2013 12:48 pm
    Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Joe Carr, what is the relevance of this comment at this crucial stage? Why are you always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but construe them wrongly through the ignorance of your motives? You must apply transfer of your knowledge in player psychology you have learnt (if indeed you have) to point out some weaknesses you might have observed? Wouldn’t it be better to tell Kwarasey to be more confident that to say “HE HAST LOST IT AT ALL”? So what is left in him? Your criticisms are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose; they only fall back upon your own head and destroy yourself.
  • TT says:
    January 15, 2013 02:07 pm
    Kwarasey needs our support and prayer. The competition in the goal-keeping department is too tense that can unsettle any keeper. What Carr is saying is the best advise, AA to assure him of his position. Kwarasey's mistake in the game was all psychological, not an inexperience issue.
  • wow says:
    January 15, 2013 04:28 pm
    just use dauda or agyei. adam is just not good enough.
  • Ghanas Son says:
    January 15, 2013 02:40 pm
    You are illogical!!
  • razak says:
    January 15, 2013 11:45 am
  • KojoLee says:
    January 15, 2013 11:13 am
    He is a good goalie but feels shaky in the post. But Legend Joe Carr was right, we have to maintain him and encourage him. A captain for his club, I feel sad though but I still believes in him.
  • B4world says:
    January 15, 2013 10:12 am
    That norwegian is a shit goal keeper,point blank,he choosed to play 4 ghana becuz like kevin prince hitler he saw ghana qualifying and giving him a free ride 2 ACN and FIFA WC,than wacky norway,and like idiots,we are giving him the free ride,becuz he from europe,so he is automatically better than a ghanaian/african,the monkey shit needs 2 stop,hopfully Appiah will correct this behavior.
  • Kwako Boss says:
    January 15, 2013 09:50 am
    Osei you are right. I agree with you. Daniel Agyei did very well. I was pleased when i heard he played the second half. My choice goes out to the Daniel and Fatau as second keeper. Kwarasey's job is done for now. Lets give our local players the chance. They deserve it. Daniel deserves is. That guy is so cool and humble.
  • MUSAH FIFA says:
    January 15, 2013 09:00 am
    you are right joe Carr.
  • osei philip says:
    January 15, 2013 08:40 am
    which first choice mtcheeww carr is a legend i dont expect him 2 utter such words, psyche who 2 remain de first choice goalkeeper whilst there r others who can do de job. I think he shd be dropped so that we go into de tournament with 2 keepers. Nonsense.
  • namatata says:
    January 15, 2013 08:36 am
    Kwara, God dey it shall be well