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Half-Time Analysis: Montenegro take 1-0 lead against Ghana in international friendly

Published on: 05 March 2014
David Addy

Montenegro have taken a 1-0 lead over World Cup finalists Ghana in an international friendly in Podgorica on Wednesday night with an excellent save by Black Stars goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey preventing the home side from extending their lead.

An early penalty converted by captain Branko Boskovic gave the home side the lead at the City Stadium in the match the Black Stars are using to prepare for the World Cup in June.

Right-back David Addy fouled an attacker at the edge of the box on 45 seconds after he failed to clear at the first attempt which resulted in the penalty.

Boskovic sent the goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey the wrong way to give the home side the lead.

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

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.

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.

Montenegro leads Ghana 1-0 at halftime of friendly


  • kay says:
    March 17, 2014 11:28 pm
    even when Quincy was in top form and had a team, Ghana never called him. I think its because he doesn't have anyone to lobby the coach and the Gfa for him and secondly, he does know how bribe the gfa and the coach.
  • Fiifi says:
    March 05, 2014 10:58 pm
    Akwesi Appiah has already proved his point that a Ghanaian can qualify the Black Stars for the WC! BUT he is NOT READY YET to take the team to the WC! It is not a shame to admit this fact and Kwesi Nyantekyi knows very well that this is the case! The whole team is made up of mainly players who play in BETTER LEAGUES AND WITH BETTER COACHES, so it was not a surprise that Ghana qualified with Akwesi Appiah! At the WC the Black Stars would be metting teams being coached by TOP COACHES WITH BETTER TRAINING FACILITIES AND BACKROOM STAFF! That is why Akwesi Appiah needs help from a more experience hand!Milovan Rajevac could be of great help , if Akwesi Appiah would "get down from his high horse" and accept some form of help! As for our so-called local"technical directors", they are thinking about their per diem and their trip to Brazil and not the success of the team! Most experienced players and players who are used to better training and tactical settings and instruction feel at once the tactical deficiecies of their trainers and as a result try to take things into their own hands on the field of play when they sense this helplessness and desperations of their trainers during the course of play! When things go well they are "crowned" heros but when things don't work, they become scapegoats of the clueless trainers....the Black Stars also fall into this category!!! Akwesi Appiah and his staff are doing their best , but is it enough to bring the Black Stars FORWARD?!?!?
  • Assemblyman says:
    March 05, 2014 08:54 pm
    Rajevac,he loves selling information about Ghanaian players and tactics for chop chop.He is employed currently as a spying scout on Ghana for USA's team.Exactly,as he was for Egypt when we met in the qualifiers.
  • Thegreatest says:
    March 05, 2014 08:32 pm
    Kwasea bi nti wo nso ka nkwaseasem
  • Thegreatest says:
    March 05, 2014 08:35 pm
    A slave's son
  • Shark says:
    March 05, 2014 08:09 pm
    So what formation was AA playing.. 3y3 as3m o. Atsu was flop of the night
  • OGYA says:
    March 05, 2014 08:02 pm
    Akwesi Appiah does not know what the hell he is doing. He is a useless coach. We are going to be disgraced at the world cup. It will be the first time we lost to USA.
  • keith from germany says:
    March 05, 2014 07:40 pm
    Afrikaba1 he surely love the money and he aswell bring the expected performance. Today nobody does something for free. If rajevac was in charge of affairs like there will be no fears because that man is a master tactician and he knows how to form a winning team. Hmmm as for kwesi appiah i dont know whether he deliver.i hope he proves wrong.
  • afrikaba1 says:
    March 05, 2014 07:20 pm
    May be Quincy Owusu Abeyie has to come in but the question is how do you take a guy who does not have a team to a world cup. we are struggling to break defences. It was the same issue during Afican cup of Nations
  • afrikaba1 says:
    March 05, 2014 07:22 pm
    Rajevac?He loves our money
  • keith from germany says:
    March 05, 2014 07:20 pm
    What a poor game.akaminko and kwarasey were my best players on the field. Kwarasey is cool and calm in the post. AA has a lot of work to do. Mr editor with all due respect u got it all wrong on micheal essien. Essien was losing unnecessarily many balls.badu was the one holding the midfield. Badu muss definately start the games and what is wrong with kwadwo asamoah? He is very different when he plays for juventus torino. David addy wasnt bad apart from his mistakes and even if afful was to be around he wouldnt have made any impact. Eventhough its just a friendly game there is a big cause for alarm because if we present ourselves this way at the wc then we will be loaded. Most of these guys are happy and satisfied therefore no more hunger for success. And the boys jordan muntari and wakaso must remain calm because these boys are indesciplined. I hope the stars prove me wrong. Did any of u see milovan rajevac in the vip section? He loves ghana
  • Red says:
    March 05, 2014 07:13 pm
    You can tell Kevin and muntari are light years ahead of the others.Is it too late to ask Milo to lead this team to the WC.
  • Kwadwo says:
    March 05, 2014 06:40 pm
    they need to increase the speed, passing must be more accurate and more movement off ball. Thats how you can dislocate them. We have the ball but we dont do anything with it.
  • Selfmade says:
    March 05, 2014 07:03 pm
    Unless u have a decent player maker, our midfield ll never function!!! Is too choked!!
  • kantoose says:
    March 05, 2014 06:29 pm
    Some players play fanc football instead of just passing the ball quickly they like to pose with itvl first. Akwasi Appiah must BAN fancy football from all the players playing like that crap