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World Cup finalists Ghana suffer shock defeat to Montenegro in friendly

Published on: 05 March 2014
David Addy

Montenegro recorded a famous 1-0 win over World Cup finalists Ghana in an international friendly match played in Podgorica on Wednesday night indicating more work to be done before the Black Stars appear at the tournament in June.

An early penalty converted by Dejan Damjanovic was all that the home side needed to record the important win at  the City Stadium, in the match the Black Stars used as a warm-up for the World Cup in June.

Left-back David Addy fouled Filip Kasalica at the edge of the box on 15 seconds after he failed to clear at the first attempt which resulted in the penalty and the referee pointed at the spot.

Damjanovic sent the goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey the wrong way to seal victory for the side but for the agility of the shot-stopper the home side could have won by a wider margin.

The introduction of top players like Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan and Kwadwo Asamoah in the second-half brought some urgency into the Ghana game while goalkeeper Mladen Bozovic had to be in top top shape to deny Boateng and Gyan.

Both sides failed to create clear cut chances in the early exchanges as the defensive pair of Nikola Vukcevic and Marko Basa kept Ghana strikers Majeed Waris and Jordan Ayew at bay with their physical presence.

Ghana captain Michael Essien was clearly the most outstanding player on the pitch as he won most tackles and made some timely tackles in the match which drew admiration from the home fans.

Kwarasey prevented the home side from extending their lead in the 33rd minute when he dived to his left to save Filip Kasalica goalbound effort after the striker had beaten the Ghanaian defenders.

Kwesi Appiah made three straights substitutions at the start of the second half. Samuel Inkoom came on for David Addy, Sulley Muntari for Agyemang-Badu and Albert Adomah on for Mubarak Wakaso.

The changes nearly resulted in the equalizer but Abdul Majeed Waris diving header went  just wide in the 46th minute.

Substitute Sulley Muntari tried his trademark piledriver but the ball ricochet off a defender for a resultant corner kick which was eventually wasted six minutes later.

Ghana enjoyed the chunk of possession but failed to make that count after going down at the City stadium.

The match forms part of preparations for the Africans ahead of the World Cup which kick starts in June this year.

However, the defeat will surely spark massive talk in the West African country as Kwesi Appiah sizes up his squad for the mundial.

Ghana line up:

Adam Kwarasey, Daniel Opare, David Addy/Samuel Inkoom, Jerry Akaminko, John Boye, Michael Essien/Kwadwo Asamoah, Christian Atsu/Asamoah Gyan, Agyemang Badu/Sulley Muntari, Majeed Waris, Jordan Ayew/Kevin-Prince Boateng, Mubarak Wakaso/Albert Adomah.

Unused Subs:

Stephen Adams, Jonathan Mensah, Andre Ayew.

What do you think of the Black Stars performance tonight? Were you satisified? If not what should be done to improve the team? Make your views known in the box below


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  • caf says:
    March 07, 2014 09:46 pm
    Ghana! ghana!! ghana!!! will not make it to the second round in brazil...cause they don't have a good coaches to run their football...I tip nigeria and ivorycoast to make africa proud...see you in brazil
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 12:25 pm
    Read all your posts and correct your mistakes, ZAMBIAN TUPAC ahahaaaaa
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 12:24 pm
    Fighting is about brains too and I can see that u lack one so I LL USE MY COMMON SENSE TO KNOCK YOUR BIG HEAD OFF!! Hahaaaaa
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 12:21 pm
    When u become president?!! Which smart Zambian ll vote for a ZAMBIAN CHIMPANZEE LIKE U!! Maybe only your chimp Bantu father and mother ll vote for your skinny ass ahaaaaahaa!!! Even
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 11:43 am
    The fool is hurt bad ahaaaaaa
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 12:02 pm
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  • dadaba gondhots says:
    March 06, 2014 08:16 am
    Now all of you can see what I have been trying to tell u about our coach, AA. The guy is bereft of the technical ideas. We have good players as such when we meet a team without a good plan we can beat them but a disciplined team( like all teams at the world cup) they would hand our asses to us on a silver platter. Unfortunately he doesn't see he has a problem and his advisors are not been truthful to him. Situation like what we saw, a very early goal and then the team digging in, can happen at the world but what did AA do? Nothing. This is not good.
  • bello says:
    March 06, 2014 09:38 am
    I usually don't Include myself in repertoire involving skirmishes of words , but statement like yours Mr Zambia soccerman is a blatant disrespect to hard working Africans in USA. Moreover, a display of your inability to express yourself. Stop delighting yourself with the repeated use of the word BITCH. If you take the time to enroll in school, you will widen your vocabulary.This medium is a place for decent,respectful and educated conversation.
  • john says:
    March 06, 2014 08:06 am
    The GSN reporters are very arrogant and stubborn. Who told you that montenegro is a small team and beating Ghana is a shock. I come on this site and find biased reporting from the arrogant GSN reporters. This is why you are trophy less you can't win a trophy because you have no respect for your opponents.Ghana is not good enough to win away in Montenegro. Change your attitude or forever remain trophyless and watch other countries like zambia win major trophies at national level.
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    March 06, 2014 06:02 am
    Clearly, we don’t have a leader at the back. It is very obvious that Ghana missed John Mensah. I don’t remember John Mensah ever having a bad day. Based on how we struggled against Montenegro, it will be wise to field John Mensah in the match against the Netherlands if he is fit. He is one of the best players in the world when he is in form. And what happened to the ratings of Kevin?
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 06, 2014 06:07 am
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  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 06, 2014 06:17 am
    I know there are good Ghana people out there, but this nigga called Selfmad is the one that pisses me off and I need to catch him and castrate him. The bitch talks shit all the time with his broken English. Can the good teachers of Ghana teach this moron called SELFMAD how to blog with better English? This bitch has no manners and since he is language handcupped, he resorts to insulting parents..haha what a clown he is.
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 06, 2014 06:20 am
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  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 06, 2014 05:59 am
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  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 06, 2014 05:46 am
    Your mama!
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 06, 2014 05:48 am
    Talk like you know shit about soccer, shut the **** up nigga!
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 06, 2014 05:45 am
    @Selmad, Bitch you ain't my level. I can tell by your grammar. You embarrass a lot of good scholars out Ghana, that can write sensible stuff. If were you I would spend more time trying to learn the basics if I was to be blogging as you are trying to. Nigga you ain't shit, so keep your bitch ass mouth quiet. You go to blog pages and act like you know shit, yet you are clueless. Give me you digits so we can take this to a different level nigga. You scared nigga? Nigga you need to **** yourself in your ass. Nigga don't talk shit about my parents, this is about you and me. So **** you cheap ass bitch. You know if you gave your number, then I would track you down and beat the shit out of you. Sorry ass bitch, you wanna talk to me, you better know what you are talking about, don't just mumble about shit that don't make any sense. I will blow your heard bitch.
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 06, 2014 05:34 am
    Hey Matherfucker, I take a lil break and you start talking shit. Bitch ass, as much as you blog nonsense one would think you would atleast take time to learn how to write. I wonder how far you have gone in as far as educationwise is concerned. You are dull bitch ass nigga that claim to be in NYC, yet you are cleaning toilets there in baba yara stadium. You a pathetic idiot. Go **** yourself in your ass nigga.
  • lion-fire says:
    March 06, 2014 04:58 am
    Let's not panic over talent of the players too much. There is plenty of talent in this team we could add one of two younger hungrier boys. But the fact is the attitude of the players need to improve. Their names are not messi, ronaldo bale, neymar, etc...all we have to succeed is team work mm in 2010 we made it to the quarter finals of the world cup and missed the semis by an inch.Michael Essien did not play In that tournament. Muntari played a minimal role mm let's go back to the system we used them. Only one person was led to run the midfield as our superstar, Kevin Prince Boateng. He did a marvelous job. Now all these super stars are back and we can't work together. Age man Bad is like world number 1, Muntari, still feels like a super star, gyan is our super star, and there is another big name Essien and oh KPB too is a superstar, and for forget Dede, and oh Kwadwo Asamoah Who is running this Black Star team on the park....Akwasi Appiah please give this role back to KPB. Gyan can wear the armband. But let's go back to what makes us successful. Team work, collective ego not individual and let's enjoy the game. We can do this. We lost to Holland by 4 goals before the last world cup and we picked up ourselves. This Montenegro game is just another wake up call....
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    March 06, 2014 04:55 am
    Who cares about outplaying? Possession is not everything. During Euro 2004, Greece was outplayed by every country they faced yet they won the cup!
  • crip says:
    March 06, 2014 01:54 am
    @ selfmade$.…. Hahaaaaahaaaaaa!! U kill me with those saying above!! Haahaaaaaa
  • crip says:
    March 06, 2014 01:55 am
  • Taskman says:
    March 06, 2014 01:48 am
    you're right. so many questions need to be asked and i believe the opponents last night asked most of them though we had that sought of possession. 70%
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2014 01:46 am
    Who are we going to re-call now??
  • Ash says:
    March 06, 2014 01:14 am
    Now see what lill Montenegro done to you he??They've thrown your fifa ranking out the window ahahaahaaaaaaa!!
  • Selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 12:41 am
    When a PIG BATHED in jacuzzi and put on Jojo armani perfume, it still remains a pig and the same way when a ZAMBIAN SLANGED, he or she still remains a BANTU ahaaaaahaaaa!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2014 12:22 am
    You dirty APE!!!! Cameroon has a foreign coach and they were beaten 5-1... You filthy ugly CHIMP and rat!!!! Kwesi Appiah is doing just fine and the process is ongoing!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 11:37 pm
    We need 442 with a PLAYERMAKER!! That's what we are missing!! We need a LINKMAN not midfielders with all muscles!!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 11:35 pm
    Paradox,that's lil fool finished me?? Ahahaaa!!! And who has zamfoot banned and deleted his comments? Ahahaaa!!!! Ten thousand of your foolish zambian kind can't defeat me!!! Am ONE AND ONLY INFAMOUS MADE!! By the way, your stupid local hero called PARA-SOFT was torn into pieces like your mother taking massive dick thru her STINKING SKINNY ASS!! Ahahaaaaaa
  • pato says:
    March 05, 2014 11:33 pm
    I think with he players Ghana has they need to play 3 5 2. I hop Vorsah recovers before Brazil so you can play Vorsah, Jonathan Mensah and Boye, Asamoah and Ikoom playing the wing backs, Essien,Muntari and Ayew in the middle with Asamoah Gyan and KPB upfront. This way the both the defence and the midfield is assued and I think Inkoom and Asamoah can do a good job at the wing. At the moment Ghana play one way and very predictable and vunerable.
  • selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 11:22 pm
    @ village soccerman.... Bantu CHIMPANZEE IN the sky aahaaaaaaa!! It not be your fault that such a dirty lil Zambian MONKEY can now use the computer all thanks to doing HOME ATTENDANT JOB cleaning junkies shit ahahahhaaaaa
  • selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 11:24 pm
    When u are coming to see your boss, the INFAMOUS MADE, come with your best bantu action troopers because my area gees are ready to slap and knock off your decaying, rotten teeth off ahahaaaaaa
  • selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 11:17 pm
    @ village soccerman.... Kwasia, u want me to give u my digits?? Ahahaaa!! Do u think I give my digits to a village local champion who is searching for greener pastures in USA by mercy of US lotto ahahaaaa!!! A DIRTY BANTU LL FOREVER REMAIN BUSH BANTU NO MATTER HOW HE SLANG ahahaaaaa
  • selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 11:19 pm
    @ village soccerman... Am just imaging a FUCKING ZAMBIAN KING KONG LIKE U ABOARD DELTA AIRLINES ahahaaaaa!!! We have a lot of villagers in Yankee ahahaaaaa
  • maka says:
    March 05, 2014 10:35 pm
    ....depending on the coach, peewee! akwasi appiah fears white coaches! and if GFA doesn't help him, he won't win a single game and we will come home!
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 10:37 pm
    Kekekekekeke all these West African teams na make me laugh Ooo. I go watch my man Kenshi show all these African Baboon coaches on how to read and coach a game. It at the Georgia dome in ATL.
  • johnny says:
    March 05, 2014 10:43 pm
    5 - 1, Portugal! OMG!
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    March 05, 2014 10:52 pm
    Common man, we outplayed them too bad we couldnt score
  • Selfmadr says:
    March 05, 2014 10:56 pm
    @ soccer.... Ahahaaaa!! Am inside your mothers bedroom watching my dog **** the shit out of her gaping MANHOLE PUSSY AHAHA
  • Selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 10:58 pm
    @ village soccerman... Ahahaaa!! Am inside your shitty slut of mother bedroom watching my DOG fucking the hell out of her gaping, leaking PUSSY AGAHAAAAAAAAA
  • Assemblyman says:
    March 05, 2014 10:59 pm
    Now,Nassamu Yakubu,that kwasia man.Should come out to tell us that Kwarasey is never ready psychologically to keep the Black stars posts..Illiterate idiot man like him.That fact is that,he cannot communicate with Adam in English.Rather prefer a hausa speaker Fatau in place of him.And this is easier as always since Fatau greases his palms..Kwasia man like that!
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 10:33 pm
    All you fufu and Kenke heads will embarrass Africa in Brazil. There is no more talent in Ghana, only old players that age is catching up with. That headless chicken Jordan Ayew is useless. It has to take Sunzu to score when Mayuka in injured while headless chicken Jordan Ayew is running with no direction. The last time I told you so, you fools insulted me, now you see how useless you are. Ronaldo will tear you fools apart. Only Sunzu would defend any top quality striker at the world cup.
  • maka says:
    March 05, 2014 10:33 pm
    ...thank u boro! enuf said! akwasi appiah cannot qualify us out of the group ---he needs tactical help and GFA must get some other accomplished ghanaian coach to help, else, it will be 3 and out come the world cup! he is a clueless coach!
  • johnny says:
    March 05, 2014 10:19 pm
    Lol, Cameroon is falling apart in defense! Two gifts in just about a minute!?? Never seen anything like that. It's like their brains were switched off!!
  • Ahuma says:
    March 05, 2014 10:25 pm
    There is nothing wrong with getting the best coach we can afford, even non-Ghanaians- - Football is our national sport and brand. It is not too late for the GFA to look for either a new coach or a seasoned technical director for Black stars. Many countries hire foreign coaches when their locals are not ready for prime time, example England has had foreign coaches, Russia currently has a foreign coach!!! Please GFA act now to avoid pain in Brazil.
  • AI says:
    March 05, 2014 10:13 pm
    I'm not one to discredit constructive criticism, neither am I saying I am satisfied with mediocrity, I'm just saying we shouldn't pass judgement and give up hope just because of one game, now we must fix any problems and focus on the future, the players are playing not only for themselves but for their country, do you think they will give 150% hard work and effort, while they are being vilified but the same ones they are playing for? It was 1 loss, move on and face the future, and I feel the Coach hasn't found a core starting 11 due to unfortunate injuries. This game was a wake up call not only from the spectators perspective but also for the coaches and players, they know whats at stake and what the expectation of the people of Ghana are, this will serve as motivation to not replicate such similar styles of play, and not be afraid of any opponent, just as Montenegro were to Ghana today. Criticism is necessary, however there should be moderations, the negative shouldn't out-weigh the positive and vice versa.
  • morris(the nigerian) says:
    March 05, 2014 10:09 pm
    Wow ghana at it again...always losing against average european teams..gee I wonder how your black stars(midgets) will fare when faced with the grade A european sides in portugal and germany..for my part I'm predicting a cricket scoreline loss for ghana..sorry
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 10:11 pm
    Shut up bitch, don't let me start with you. I ain't scared of none of you bitches.
  • johnny says:
    March 05, 2014 10:13 pm
    Germany 1, Chile 0. Germany just best a very strong Chilean team. Ghana better get it together.
  • Rasheed says:
    March 05, 2014 10:06 pm
    YOU are right Keith
  • Ahuma says:
    March 05, 2014 10:06 pm
    I am not sure the coach is ready for prime time, with the quality of players Ghana should have a solid first team that will overwhelm weak opponents like Montenegro. We could be in for humiliation in Brazil!! It is not too late to get a high technical help.
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 05, 2014 10:05 pm
    kwasia, u can also leave if you don't like the insults. this sight isn't exclusively for ghanians, but u are a visitor. F@#KING behave yourself. HE-GOAT!
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 09:54 pm
    Selfmad, I will put a hot spoper on your ass nigga.
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 09:55 pm
    Where you at bitch? Gimme your digits, Ima holla at you and put you were you belong bitch.
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 09:57 pm
    Are you done cleaning toilets now? Now you wanna blog, you better bring your 'A' game bitch. quit blogging trash to Johnny. Paradox finished you off yesterday on Zamfoot. You sorry ass bitch living on food stamps.
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 10:00 pm
    Hey bitch, did you eat rotten Kenke or what? You talk like a bitch that been fucked all night by Osama bin laden. I called you on bitch, gimme your digits. Swine.
  • Zargon says:
    March 05, 2014 10:05 pm
    Whenever we gather for a tournament, we always start slow- there is nothing to worry about-we are at a stage where we are trying to gel. The boys are just rusty together. One or two more games and we will be back to our best-so Zambians on this site no need to jubilant because we will rube your face in it when the time comes.
  • freshboi says:
    March 05, 2014 09:52 pm
    its just a warm up game..damn yall
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 09:52 pm
    Hey Bitch leave John out of this Morron.
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 05, 2014 09:52 pm
    mate, i believe i did answer my own question, but i asked because AA has had this team for a while and we haven't seen a starting 11 used for more than 2 games...... he seems to be always experimenting.... as i have stated before, that this is indeed a friendly and theres no need to panic, but i believe some questions have to be asked.
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 09:51 pm
    Ghana is useless and I wonder what will happen to them when they face a red hot Ronaldo or Germany.
  • johnny says:
    March 05, 2014 09:40 pm
    Portugal 1, Cameroon 1 @ halftime. Cameroon is playing so well.
  • mukmin says:
    March 05, 2014 09:43 pm
    Our only hope of making it out of the group and progressing in the knockout stage will have to be reliance on prayer to God because we cannot rely on the coaches tactics.
  • Selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 09:36 pm
    @ John... And who is more arrogant than u.. Kwasiaaa!!! Shut the hell up and gotta the **** outta here, u stupid sin of a nasty bitch ahahaaa
  • Selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 09:39 pm
    @ soccer pig... Kwasiaaa, such SIMPLE ZOMBIAN MAN ahhahaaa!! Look at your name over and it can really define who u really are!!! U nothing than a COMMON BANTU VULLAGER who has raped all the fowls whenever he takes a shit in the bush ahahhaaaa!! Get the **** outta of here with your BIG RED SCARED EYES LIKE JACOB MULENGA ahaahaaaaaaa!!! Ofui!
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 09:20 pm
    And Ghana players are getting old without winning anything at senior level.
  • johnny says:
    March 05, 2014 09:20 pm
    21guns, there is nothing like 'the best team lost' . The better team, Montenegro, at least on this day, won.
  • Peewee says:
    March 05, 2014 09:22 pm
    This is no shocker...we have always struggled against even the weakest European teams.
  • johnny says:
    March 05, 2014 09:15 pm
    Ghana lost 1-0, US lost 2- 0 to Ukraine in Cyprus. Germany and Portugal are yet to play. US played just as poorly as Ghana did. Both countries better up their game. Kwasi Appiah has no clue as to what needs to be done when things are not going well.
  • Edem - Toronto says:
    March 05, 2014 09:10 pm
    why test out players when we don't have starter or concrete 11? Wow i think you answered your question. You test players in friendlies to determine your concrete 11. Please my fellow Ghanaians no need to jump off a bridge. Yes - we lost. But we didn't lose when it counts on June 16,21,26. This gives the coach a baseline on the players form. I think the loss will do wonders for these players. They understand the blacklash that comes from Ghanians should they underperform but most importantly they all want new contracts and will play their best.
  • 21guns says:
    March 05, 2014 09:14 pm
    Keith I understands your point, your deal is AA has never won against any western team my brother come on this match wasn't do or die affair, The coach is just using the game to check one or two things,and the goal came by a sharp surprised, it was a penalty, and after the penalty what happened I mean the second half, their team defended their goal very well, And you have to know that many of the players are playing with a caution, they don't want to miss the world cup. Ask yourself how come Argentina with the likes of Messi, aguero di maria couldn't even score a goal against Romania? It a game the best team lost... Only thing AA CAN LEARN FROM THIS GAME IS HE HAVE TO WARN THE DEFENDERS TO BE ALERT EVEN IF IT ONE SECOND TO GAME OVER OR TO START IT ALL COUNTS. I can assure you that can we defeat Portugal and usa, mark my words @Keith
  • boro says:
    March 05, 2014 09:04 pm
    First of all I must say I was impressed with starting lineup because I thought we will have the opportunity to see other combinations of players in defense, midfield and attack. Whilst others like Kwarasey, Akaminko, Jordan and Majeed justified being in the BS team others succeeded in showing that they are not ready to be in the team at all by the attitude they put up today. The following players put up very disappointed performances: Daniel Opare, David Addy, Aggyemang Badu, Michael Essien, Mubarak Wakaso, Samuel Nkoom, and Christian Atsu. Let me start with the two starting lateral defense of David Addy and Daniel Opare apart from defending so abysmally could not start simple build up or give simple passes especially Daniel Opare. Sometimes I was so surprise seeing most of the BS players giving faulty passes under no pressure. Another cooperate was Essien, I thought that after he has lost his power due to old age he will use his experience to direct affairs in the midfield or give accurate passes to compensate his other flaws but was found to be the worst passer of the ball in today’s game as well as over unnecessarily dribbling and holding on the ball and most of those instances the ball was wrestled from him to put pressure on the BS. So if Essien is unable to do the running and cannot pass the ball well then one will ask if he is needed at all in this team. With Christian Atsu the little said about him the better. I am wondering how many of such chances can one get playing against Portugal or Germany like those chances Atsu got and missed. I have always said that all our strikers lack some basic principles how to beat a goalkeeper on one on one. Wakaso also proved that his lack of playing time is actually having an effect on his play. After the recess, I thought that when AA start bring in the possible first team players we will see the urgency in the attack, much more quicker build up from the defense and string their passes together better than we observed in the first half. To my dismay AA again showed that he is clueless. At a point in the match I did not know the role of KB when he came on. It is also a suicidal to use Kwadwo Asamoah as a holding midfielder in this team no matter what. I said it in this forum that this call ups lack a holding midfielder otherwise how can you use one of your most creative and skillful midfielders in the person of Kwadwo Asamoah as your holding midfielder. I was also expecting some rotational play of positions between Astu, Waskao and Jordan but there again the clueless coach missed that. Although I saw that in the second half, I have problem the way it was done. I would have preferred recurring inter positional changes. In conclusion I think most of our players today could not prove that they are hungrier to be in this team and the coach appears to be sleeping after qualification and is about time somebody wakes him up else like he said before he will surprise Ghanaian and that surprise could be going without a win in any of the group matches rather than qualifying us in this group of death.
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 08:57 pm
    You should be happy.
  • benny says:
    March 05, 2014 08:57 pm
    Its plain and simple AA is clueless .What was the tactical play . Just mix- match players. I am wondering how we will fair against Potugal ang Germany. All this time with the black stars AA cannot lay claim to a single formational pattern. We seem to be experimenting all the time. .
  • john says:
    March 05, 2014 08:59 pm
    You people in Ghana are very arrogant. There is no surprise here. Montenegro is a good team.
  • Nyameba says:
    March 05, 2014 08:40 pm
    You are right! Ghanaians talk too much. If we won, that would have been ok. Can't people give AA time to do his job? Eye Ntoboasee Ghanafo)!
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 08:46 pm
    How is this a shock defeat when you team is useless? Old Essien, Jordan Ayew, KPB need to be exceused from Ghana blackstars if you guys need to win a game in Brazil. Ghana and South Africa are a disgrace to Africa.
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 08:52 pm
    Ghana is garbage, that's a known fact. Zambia > Ghana.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 05, 2014 08:29 pm
    I did not watch the game..
  • selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 08:05 pm
    We have two western European countries in our group for the first time and we struggled against them!! We always beat eastern European countries and now they have managed to beat us! Can we trust this team to beat Germany and Portugal?
  • pk says:
    March 05, 2014 08:17 pm
    Hope this is a blessing in disguise.
  • John Dadson says:
    March 05, 2014 08:23 pm
    Ghana is blessed with good soccer players. But my problems is the coach. I'm not saying AA is not good enough, but I think this is just to much for him. I know alot about soccer, anytime I watch Ghana games since he took over, you can clearly see that there's no game plan. Ghana keeps winning cuz they hv good players n not the coach. I wonder how good the team wit be if they hv good coach. Most of this senior players like Asamoah, kpb, ayew, don't even force to play hard again cuz of the coach. Compare the way they play to wen they first started player for Ghana. Good luck
  • alomo says:
    March 05, 2014 08:00 pm
    Egypto played very very well to beat Bosnia-some of world cup teams are taking their foot off the accelerator.
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 05, 2014 07:57 pm
    lol. "will collectively address any issues and hopefully solve." such is the norm for any good coach right?? may i remind u that AA and his technical team are tactically bankrupt????? with this coach, good luck in brazil, because we will more than need it. my main question is "WHY IS THIS MAN TESTING OUT PLAYERS WHEN WE DONT HAVE A CONCRETE STARTING 11?
  • Taiye from nigeria says:
    March 05, 2014 07:57 pm
    How can AA and his boys lose to a weak metenegro side without jovetic and vucinic? Ghanians are fond of boasting. The team should go to the world cup and return after 3games. I wonder how this team will fare against portugal and germany
  • Asem says:
    March 05, 2014 07:55 pm
    Thanks Al! insults will not change anything,the coach is using these matches to select his capable team so we should help him with good suggestions instead of these insults!
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 05, 2014 07:51 pm
    hahahaha, where are the FOOLS who said montenegro was a minnow???? kwasiafuo. this defense will determine our success or failure.
  • 21guns says:
    March 05, 2014 07:51 pm
    They goal came too early lack of concentration and surprise, they did not play bad at all, and this is just a friendly, it doesn't mean they should kill themselves like it the world cup... Am watching some of the friendly games and what I have observed is, the world cup teams are not forcing themselves due to minor injuries which will prevent them from playing at the world cup. Am watching Argentina vs Romania it zero zero...
  • keith from germany says:
    March 05, 2014 07:52 pm
    Bro AL thanks for ur constructive contribution. Anybody who comes regularly on this forum kno that i criticise constructively ang give praise where praise is due but we cant just close our eyes and pretend as if all is well. Since kwesi appiah took over the team the only two matches we played well were against niger at the afcon 2013 in port elisabeth and against the pharoahs of egypt in kumasi.not forgetting abt the lesotho game.but who is lesotho? These were the two games were won convincly and impressively but that cannot be said of the other games. Kwesi appiah has never won against a white country since he overtook the job from stefanovic. All the games we played under him were won but there were a lot of question marks in our games. Bro Al with all due respect open ur eyes and face the facts because we africans are always satisfied with mediocrity.
  • yenkasa says:
    March 05, 2014 07:34 pm
    I don't have problem with the players but I wonder if Kwesi App have the technical capabilities to take us through the World Cup. I have always have my reservations concern the coach.What was his game plan?
  • keith from germany says:
    March 05, 2014 07:35 pm
    Let us all hope the training camp starting from 25 may will bring alot to the team. AA hasnt won against any stiffer opposition.all his wins were against african sides. The way we played was very awful. Lets hope this get better by june because the coaches and the handlers have now seen the lopholes n the mistakes that need to be corrected with immediate effect. We are watching proceedings
  • AI says:
    March 05, 2014 07:38 pm
    It was a poor performance collectively, however this can now address areas for improvement, whats with the vilification and negative criticism? Do you think there will be serious precautions taken had we beaten Montenegro, now they coaching staff, technical directors and all members of the GFA (including the players) will collectively address any issues and hopefully solve them before the World Cup begins, we should stop with hypocritical nature, support the team win lose or draw, Go Ghana! Go Black Stars!
  • yenkasa says:
    March 05, 2014 07:39 pm
    You are right....Left to me alone I think Appiah and his technical bench needs to coach the local Black Stars.I don't think that they are up to the task...
  • Rasheed says:
    March 05, 2014 07:20 pm
    Why does Appiah struggle against these Europeans and Asians?. He lost to Japan,He drew with Turkey and now a weak Montenegro
  • Shark says:
    March 05, 2014 07:23 pm
    So what tactics was AA playing???....hmmmm. Biggest disappointment ATSU... Men of the match Kwarasey and Waris...
  • keith from germany says:
    March 05, 2014 07:30 pm
    The technical team is not ip to the task. U can see how clueless appiah was. The best players were akaminko and kwarasey and eventhough he wasnt tested alot he was there when his service were needed. Appiah has a lot to do on our defence. Without disrespecting essien,he was the worst player on the field hanging up and giving away the ball so easily and cheaply. Eventhough this is just the friendly there is a big cause for alarm because there was no cohesion and our midfield was outplayed easily when badu was taken out. Badu or rabiu must start definately because u cant pair essien and muntari together because it doesnt funtion. Kwadwo asamosh must luft up his game wen playing for ghana because he is not what we see at juventus. AA has alot of work to do.