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Ghana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed confident of Black Stars revival at AFCON after World Cup shambles

Published on: 06 July 2014
Rabiu says the Black Stars will bounce back

Ghana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed has vowed that the Black Stars will bounce back strongly at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations next year after their shambolic showing at the World Cup.

The Russia-based enforcer admits that the Black Stars failed to live up to expectation following their first round exit at the tournament in Brazil.

The former Liberty Professionals players says despite the disappointment of the World Cup, they want to focus their attention on next year's Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco to salvage some image for the Black Stars.

Rabiu who played all three Black Stars Group D matches at the tournament in Brazil, vowed that the Black Stars will be back to their glory days. 

"Not how we wanted to end our World Cup adventure. Thanks for the amazing support you gave us. Time to focus on qualifying for AFCON 2015. We will be back," Rabiu said.

With players like Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien set to leave the Black Stars, coach Kwesi Appiah will be counting on the likes of Rabiu and Agyemang Badu for their future assignments.


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  • Benny says:
    July 06, 2014 09:12 am
    Black stars is on the way to the bottomless pit with Stupid,clueless,clown,puppet, liar ,vindictive AA and match fixer Nyantakyi in charge. Rabiu fake dreamer.
  • maubs says:
    July 06, 2014 09:41 am
    we heard you rabiu but only if we have the right people and structures in place, only if we genuinely learn from experience and do the right thing. Can the blind lead the blind? the non blind can definitely lead the blind to where they want to go successfully. with all we heard and seen what is the guarantee that some of our games could be sold or auctioned? and that we wont have another new twenty three like for the last few afcons and get beat by burkina fasso? i dont knoiw if everyone saw what i have seen. A poor tired low quality Holland team from Europe manages to reach semifinals? a poor quality European side full of hype like belgium still manages to go further than we? a poor quality Greece side finishes ahead of Ivory Coast with possibly the best player in english premiership in their ranks? oh Africa why o why?cue holland manger's change of goalies. would our own AA have the balls to do that? African teams were tactically and technically bereft of ideas and strategies; apart from algeria-we had teams short of motivation, distrusting their adminstrators, playing under glare of corruption and bribery stories and playing with such dejection cue ghana v portugal that it saddens your heart when you see hyped up rubbish european teams and even argentina playing so poorly still manages to reach the last four? oh Africa. oh Africa
  • Big Boss says:
    July 06, 2014 09:56 am
    Do we even have any choice apart from preparing for Afcon 2015? And I think it's only Sulley Muntari who will be needed out of the three wise men if he apologises for his unruly behaviour! If he has changed profession from a footballer to a slapper too, he should let us know! Hahaahaaahaaaaa! He was actually one of the BEST performers for Ghana in Brazil as he really played his heart out & did all the dirty work in midfield but the dirty work he did on Moses Armah's face took the shine off his excellent performance! Thank God his slaps don't attract FIFA sanctions like Suarez's bite on the field.
  • sule ali says:
    July 06, 2014 09:56 am
    We won't qualified make my words with A.A as a coach Gyan as a captain no way for Ghana
  • maubs says:
    July 06, 2014 10:28 am
    benny, selfmade please somebody say something to big boss. leave sulley alone respect is earned, it comes with responsibility and above all treat others as you want others to treat you. some of us back sulley. he is a real ghana man. he has something to say that will help make things better. if that was the step needed to shake some of us from our complacency for allowing problems to become disasters then that is what maybe it was going to take. Its very easy to condemn another man for not giving his wife chop money. the gfa is rotten,AA, Nyantakyi and the adminstrators are the real problem.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    July 06, 2014 11:58 am
    Rabiu the the world cup you tried your best but you were not up to the task a tall....With silent killer AA still at post forget will be another fiasco because now GFA don't care about Ghana soccer.
  • Kwabena says:
    July 06, 2014 02:43 pm
    We can go far in AFCON as long as We stop squabbling amongst ourselves and assign the goal keeping position to Dauda who proved his worth at the Mundial.AA needs to forgive KPB n Muntari for us to get far cos we all know that AFCON is no joke.