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Player Ratings: Ghana 1-0 defeat to Montenegro

Published on: 05 March 2014
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan

James Kwesi Appiah assessed the strength of his side World Cup-bound player with the international friendly against Montenegro in Podgorica.

AC Milan star Michael Essien produced the most outstanding performance of the night as he held the midfield with experience and precision. rates the performances of the Black Stars in Podgorica.

Adam Kwarasey - 6.5

The Stromsgodset shot-stopper had to be at his best on two occasions in the first-half to deny the host from going 2-0 up.

Kwarasey expressed feline reflexes to keep Ghana's hopes of snatching a point from the game alive but stood no chance of preventing Boskovic from scoring the only goal of the game from the spot.

Daniel Opare - 6

Kwesi Appiah deployed the Standard Liege versatile full-back at right-back and he overly impressed in the game.

His tackles were apt and manned his side of the defence well. He occasionally joined the attack.

David Addy - 5.5

Not the brightest of evenings for the Vitoria Guimaires defender as his tackle in the 1st minute resulted in the penalty that helped Montenegro to win the game.

He was substituted by Samuel Inkoom in the second half.

Jerry Akaminko - 6

A pillar at the back. The Turkish-based defender won most of the tackles he went into and kept the hosts attack at bay.

Akaminko had nurtured his confidence well enough.

John Boye - 5.5

The Stade Rennes man was playing his first game for the Black Stars since last August and he formed a good partnership with Akaminko in defence.

He came close to scoring twice in either halves but he missed his headers.

Michael Essien - 7

The AC Milan star was Ghana's best player for the period he lasted on the pitch. With substantive captain Asamoaj Gyan starting from the bench, the ex-Chelsea star took the armband and proved his quality in the middle winning important tackles and distributing the balls in midfield with a measure of quality technique.

Mubarak Wakaso - 5

The Rubin Kazan midfielder appears to have experienced a dip in form and failed to impress in the 45 minutes he lasted on the pitch.

There was no telepathy between him and Christian Atsu in the Ghana midfield.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu - 5

Subbed by Albert Adomah before the commencement of the second department, Badu could not produce one of his inspiring displays in midfield as he appeared underwhelmed.

He failed to impose himself in the game.

Christian Atsu - 5.5

The Chelsea loanee was not the dribbler known in Ghana games. He failed to gel and link up well with the rest of the midfield.

He always lacked the final bite in his play.

Abdul Majeed Waris - 6

The 22-year-old failed to find the back of the net on his tenth cap for the Black Stars. And, he formed a poor partnership with Jordan Ayew as he was pairing with him for the first time.

He completed the entire 90 minutes of the game.

Jordan Ayew - 5.5

Once the midfield failed to create scoring opportunities in the first half, Jordan was inefficient in attack and could not threaten the opposition goal.

He was replaced by Kevin Boateng in the 58th minute.

Albert Adomah - 5.5

Asamoah Gyan - 6

Samuel Inkoom - 5.5

Sulley Muntari - 5.5

Kwadwo Asamoah - 5



This article has 28 comment(s), give your comment
  • Assemblyman says:
    March 07, 2014 07:56 pm
    when was the last time fatau saved a penalty.he is very worse..
  • john b. says:
    March 08, 2014 12:52 pm
    i did not watch the game to the end but in all i think the whole team did well we out played them but the goals were not coming.
  • GH says:
    March 06, 2014 12:59 pm
    #5...john mensah #4...Isaac vorsah #3...john boye #2...Jonathan mensah #1...Adam kwaraseh Reserves Akaminko Inkoom Rubiu m. **** opare n afful n Addy
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 12:33 pm
    @ Keith... I want him to be aggressive in our posts because he was a bit timid during most of our matches and u can clearly see in his performances!! He is a fine keeper but he needs to be tough!! There some goals he has conceded that is quite ridiculous to say the least!! Some the goals could have been prevented and u can go back and watch some of them!! He is a fine keeper but he needs to do more for the bs!
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 12:36 pm
    Proverb... U just a big fool!! Have ever seen any person thinking with his dick before?! Maybe u are the only one who uses his dick to think hence your lil dick has become impotent!!! Kwasia , next time u open your useless mouth to talk, talk with senses!! Ofui!!
  • proverbz says:
    March 06, 2014 11:03 am
    Is funny how people take advantage of a medium of airing their opinion to say Rubish.self made grow up cause you sound like a nursery school kid and you think with your dick.just watch your tongue cause this site is not a means of being famous.peace proverbz has spoken
  • austin says:
    March 06, 2014 09:25 am
    i dont know why some people are always being negative. our offensive midfielders were not getting the balls to the attackers and yet we expected goals from the attackers. Jordan did what he could do by coming to help in the middle even warris could not also see the ball. but yet we criticise aaba
  • keith from germany says:
    March 06, 2014 08:02 am
    Selfmade with all due respect what else or more expect from kwarasey? Was he the one who conceded the penalty? The players always let hom down with their silly mistakes. Even if u put casillas in our goal he things wont be different. Kwarasey confidence has realy gone doen because of the nepotism and favoritsm going on. And to mister editor,i think u and your guys are all least 7 would have been good. U guys are always writting about dauda all the time as if your websites belongs to him. Hmmm we are watching all of you guys
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    March 06, 2014 04:48 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?
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 03:37 am
    The most inconsistent player in the bs is of course kwadwo asamoah!!! Today he is great!! The next day he is snoring in a match!! What's this behavior?!! Massa, if u want to be hot, be hot and if u want to be cold, be cold!!! Your average inconsistent performance is becoming BORING!!! He is going to do the same thing at the WC!!! U play for juventus so show us that u are a big time footballer and stop this MBOMBO ATTITUDE!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 03:38 am
    Atsu has been the FLOP OF THE YR!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 03:41 am
    Is obvious that harry zakkour has become blind n can't see anymore!!! We URGENTLY NEED JOHN MENSAH AT THE BACK whether anybody likes it or not!!!! John mensah is the only solution to our problems at the back!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 03:31 am
    John boye sucks big time!! This guy is not reliable and we ll regret when we pair this guy with some of average central defenders we have at the WC!! He panicked a lot and am just wondering how he is going to fare against c.ronaldo considering he was all nerves against common mputu in south Africa!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 03:33 am
    Jordan ayew is an IMPACT PLAYER and should start from the bench!!!!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 03:26 am
    Emmanuel agyemany badu aka abusu kyeame or bs kyeame talks like he was born and raised in tuobodomum AHENFIE!! all that he knows do is to talk big but I don't even remember the last time this KASAPA KYEAME performed in bs jersery!!!! Stephen appiah was right when he said most of our players talked too much!!! Too much average players in our team!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 03:28 am
    Emmanuel agyemany badu aka BS KYEAME talk, talk and talk!!! See your rating here 5!!
  • lion-fire says:
    March 06, 2014 03:10 am
    Too many super stars in the black stars team. A humble mentality is needed from our players to work together.The best tes are built around one or two the most super star in a team
  • Selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 02:24 am
    Kwarasey has never ever keep a clean sheet for us eversince he started mending the posts for Ghana!! Everytime he concede a goal!! Aden!!! Yes he is a good calm keeper and I like his calmness bit he needs to be a lil bit aggressive because African football and for that matter African nat. team requires AGGRESSIVENESS!! U can't be all calm and succeed in Ghana!!!
  • Selfmade says:
    March 06, 2014 12:38 am
    We Ghanaians always over exgerrate!!! Atsu this, atsu that!!! What happened fellas?!!! The guy can't do anything again!!! Am just surprised the guy has all of a sudden become ordinary!!! This guy cannot shine in big tournament and at least last year afcon attest to this!!
  • Papadinho says:
    March 05, 2014 11:36 pm
    So what was Dede doing on the damn bench? Kwarasey is that dude. Damn this brother is good. Juju didn't work today for dauda. Kwarasey had been praying and fasting that's why. Kwarasey all the way!!!! **** the writer of this article. Last to me is a 8. He saved us from shit and disgrace. Dauda can rot on the bench, we don't give a ****!! Kwarasey is our pride. bless
  • Jaja says:
    March 05, 2014 11:13 pm
    This ratings make no sense at all. Kwarasey at least a 7, he did everything right he had to do. Essien was horrific, no energy in the pitch and very immobile. Also he showed poor leadership by needlessly attacking his opponent at the neck. And why no Prinde ratings? Please re-do them.
  • Assemblyman says:
    March 05, 2014 10:26 pm
  • AI says:
    March 05, 2014 10:33 pm
    Lol I have to disagree with the rating of Essien, he played horrible, you have to call a spade a spade, Our next match is against a stiffer opponent, I hope by then the coach will select better players, Jordan Ayew is a hot head and Richmond Boakye Yiadom should be selected over him, I hope by then the likes of Rabiu Mohamed and Issac Vorsah will be by then and in time for the World Cup, does anyone know any updates on his current condition, It seems GSN only talks about Duada these days lol
  • Kofi antwi says:
    March 05, 2014 09:43 pm
    Adam for me is number 1. I beg the writter of this not to downgrade him. The guy was my best player on the field
  • Kofi antwi says:
    March 05, 2014 09:40 pm
    Stupid stories writters. Stupid rattings. Stupid fans. Let the coach do his job and let the players breathe. This coach to us to the quater finals of the afcon. Sames as the foriegn boy did for us... Lets see what he is going to do for the world cup! Relax my brothers and sisters.
  • 21guns says:
    March 05, 2014 09:28 pm
    AA HAS PICK HIS FIRST 11 ALREADY, By the way if Jordan ayew should be dropped he has no business in the team, Wakaso just had a bad day,even if he is been dropped who should be replaced with him, Kwarserey showed the reason why he should be our number One, I think the rest of the team played like they don't want to be injured that my idea. and AA SHOULD HAVE START WITH THE FIRST TEAM BEFORE USING THE LIKES OF JORDAN AYEW, WAKASO, ATSU AND BADU... I am waiting for us to play against the Netherlands before I judge them
  • kay says:
    March 05, 2014 08:59 pm
    Ghana played ab) f£ but lost. Just wondering what we want now. This is by far the most eye-catching game under AA. Not even the Egypt game in ksi. That game we were just clinical. We played well. Varied tactics and got to see players who deserve to really go to brazil. Well done Kwarasey, Opare, Akaminko, Waris and Essien. Thumps up
  • OHENENANA says:
    March 05, 2014 09:01 pm
    Jordan and Wakaso should not go to the world cup they where really badly now i hoped the team and the coach have learned something against the netherlands we have to line upp Gyan Boateng Ayew Asamoah Muntari Essien Opare Akaminko Boye Inkoom Kwarasey Badu and Atsu should stay on the bench and come on as subs wakaso and jordan shouldnt even be selected they have to replace jordan with boakye the biggest mistakes where not linning upp gyan muntari And putting wakaso and jordan on the pitch