Opeele: Drop Michael Essien and Derek Boateng for World Cup

Published on: 21 May 2010

Ghanasoccernet columnist Isaac Opeele 'Ghana Mourinho' Boateng explains why Michael Essien and Derek Boateng should be dropped from Ghana's final 23-man squad for the World Cup.

My assessment is of each player who made up of the 30 man provisional list- It has no-good milk mixed with quinine tonic but from a pure technical perspective. It is such that the odd duffer will not slip through the net.

It stands to always reason and come out with empirical facts in the cause of national interest.

In the days of C.K Gyamfi, Awuley Quaye Jnr, Abedi Pele and Opoku Nti etc you have to be a pretty good footballer to play in Ghana’s top team, i.e. the Black Stars.

But now, you only have to be a foreign-based professional player and you are in the team!

Well, yes, sometimes life has its own time.

I consulted supporters, coaches and other stake holders of the game – and this is the result.

Agree or disagree? Have your say below

GOALKEEPERS:

Richard Kingson: Kingson has barely kept the post for his team in the English Premier League. According to www.physioroom.com  he is in the treatment room and suppose to recover from a groin strain by 31 May that will be 11 days before Ghana's first game.

Comparing Kingson to Robert Mensah, Joseph Carr, Edward Ansah , Salifu Ansah and John Naawu makes him the worst ever to keep the Black Stars post in a highly competitive game, yet it will be his second World Cup appearance for Ghana.

He is very lucky because he has no competitor for his position!

When Coach Milovan Rajevac tried bringing on William Amamoo as a fierce competitor Amamoo reminded fans of the Fabien Barthez and Massimo Taibi days at Manchester United.

Since then the goalkeeping department is one of Ghana’s Achilles hill!

Stephen Ahorlu: By his experience in Ghana’s local league he qualifies to be in the team but only if he can carry the cross of Ghana, i.e. if we miss out of Kingson through an injury or suspension in the post.

Stephen Adams: Grew up at Tema. Has all the propensity to be a great goalkeeper. He will be lucky to sit out there and enjoy the World Cup whilst Richard Kingson takes all the shots and bullets from top players around the globe!

Daniel Agyei: He has a lot of years ahead of him.

DEFENDERS:

Samuel Inkoom: Would run close as Douglas Maicon of Inter Milan. The best right-sided full-back in Ghana’s team, .i.e. if not better than John Paintsil but for his height.

His wonderful cross helped Ghana qualify from the group stage of Angola 2010.

Born August 22, 1989 in Sekondi-Takoradi, he signed for FC Basel of the Swiss Super League from Asante Kotoko. He has every right to be in the team.

John Paintsil: The former Harrolds and Fulham FC owner, Mr Fayed rose to the top of his business by knowing the value of a pound.

John joining Fulham from West Ham was a good bargain. He enjoys driving in his customized number plated car around town.

It is the hope of all that he rides round the pitches of South Africa to deliver good crosses, but he there not become a byword or a calamitous defender In South Africa.

He must be ready to meet Phillipe Lahm running at him like a horse. Is John ready?

Hans Adu Sarpei: Born in Tema but must be prepared for world class players who will be docking at his position to exploit a position that Ghana has struggled for years to solve.

The 1,78m player was with VfL Wolfsburg for six seasons, but Wolfsburg coach Klaus Augenthaler decided not to renew Sarpei's contract.

He must be inspired by Javier Zanetti 'renewed anointing' of playing for Inter Milan.

From what I saw at Angola 2010, I place a question mark over Sarpei’s match fitness.

Rahim Ayew: This player has character on the pitch. The Adisadel College player inherited the determination of his Dad, Abedi Ayew Pele. When the going becomes tough for Ghana in South Africa we need such heroes to carry us through.  Let’s forget about names and experience.

Ghana Black Stars have been crying out for a world class left back or right winger for a decade now and when we have one it is time to play him.

Rahim is young has pace, two feet and wonderful finishing ability! A utility player like Sam Johnson, he must be in the team. If you ask me why, he is a technically gifted utility player!

John Mensah: He may be liked by Steve Bruce but if not careful he may end up as one of the worst to play for Sunderland.

When Ghana's Alex Nyarko moved from Lens to Everton for £4.5m in July 2000, he complained that the English league was too physical.

Walter Smith, his then manager, sided with the Everton fan that ran onto the pitch at Highbury to confront the Ghanaian over a supposed lack of effort.

John Mensah seems to following that path with injury.

I pray that he becomes fit to play. Just like Richard Kingson, the physio room report says John Mensah’s Knee Injury will heal by 31 May.

His awkward character off the pitch does not match his physical and good play. He chances of playing is 50 – 50. And that will be a big gamble for Ghana.

Will he die for Ghana or he just wants to be there and place value on his career?

Isaac Vorsah: His early days as a player at Maamobi Mydjiland did not give him a dog chance of playing among the elites in Europe.

It is his height and physique that makes up for his chance to play. He is always jittery on the pitch and may be Ghana’s weakest link in defense.

If Ghana plays a team that relies on the counter – attacking football Vorsah will be badly exposed because he can't stand pace attackers.

Isaac Vorsah will have to depend on divinity to stop Serbia’s Nikola Žigic and Marko Pantelic as well as standing the test of Miroslav Klose and Thomas Muller.

Let us hope that he becomes the Walter Samuel of Ghana's team than a Marco Materazzi of Jose Mourinho’s Inter!

If his error-prone qualities began we will be in bad trouble. Good luck to him!

Jonathan Mensah: Picking him ahead of Daniel Addo and Sampson Cudjoe of Kessben FC cements the PLB Boss' cry of the shunning of Ghana's local league based players. He must justify himself to be in the team.

Lee Addy: Its four years ago since I remember watching this Kuuku Dadzie cast in the mould defender stop everything in sight.

After being shunned by Kotoko, years later Bechem Chelsea for him and I remember thinking it was the best bargain ever in Ghana football.

Addy has all the tools to be a wonderful defender. From leadership to ball control and domination in the air he has it all.

Unfortunately, his goalkeeper behind him seems not to have confidence in him. Like Shilla Illiasu he is a sure banker in lottery to perm every 1-10 number with! He must prove himself.

Eric Addo: A very quite person. I am told he was my school mate and we played together for Saint Anthony school team at Odorkor. I hope that he works hard to qualify!

MIDFIELDERS:

Michael Essien
Michael Essien: Not much to say here except that with his recent out cry over the Ghanaian media criticism of his failure to give his biological father food, cloth, health and a decent shelter to befit his status as one of the richest Ghanaians. Essien is one of the toughest, clutch players in the English league.

He has come out to say that he will prefer to stay out of the World Cup to save his career, i.e. if necessary.

Will he be in South Africa with full commitment to go in for the 50 – 50 tackles?  We need a top level headed European psychologist to talk to Essien and advice us.

I will drop him and save his career.

Anthony Annan: His is a mysterious case. He carries the team on his back in Michael Essiens absences but those he is carrying are often struggling because of his perfect quality within the team. He is an essential player to Ghana and his tackle in the midfield are so valuable. Hope he excels in his first battle among the world best.

Agyemang Badu: He is better than Michael Essien except that Essien past under the tutelage of top class coaching in France. He maintains such a calm exterior on the field and he passes the ball and moves better without it than any one else in the Ghana team.

Sulley Muntari: His disruptive or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated this time.

This is a lesson note for sulley to keep in his luggage and to read twice daily:

· He must follow all directions given by the coaches & assistant coaches

·He must do his best and think of the national interest

·When the coaches talk he must be still and listen

· Sulley must be a good sport man whether we win or lose with or without him

·No swearing or name-calling

· Keep your hands to yourself and clap when substituted

· Sulley should not kick balls in the air or around, i.e. when the whole team is jogging or going for a water break at training. Unless the coach tells him, he must not do so.

If Sulley Muntari who is a clever player is able to do this he will end up as one of the best midfielders in the tournament. I wish him well.

Quincy Owusu-Abeyie: I don’t fancy his inclusion.

Benard Yao Kumodzi: His inclusion depends on Milo

Kevin Prince-Boateng: Great player with energy and strength. He will battle with Dede Ayew to be the SEXIEXT guy in the team. If Rafael Benitez said ladies in China are dying for Fernando Torres, then Ghanaian ladies must be ready to see him play and rush to add him on facebook! BRADEZ – you know the name right?  An automatic choice!

Dede Ayew: Another SEXY looking guy! He is the first Ghanaian captain of the Black Satellites to win the Under-20 World Cup.

His dribbling skills at the right side of the Ghanaian attack will help a lot. We hope his nimble foot will dance to the tune of Ezzy’s ‘WENGEZE’ song to cut through the opponent defenders like butter in bread. His inclusion is necessary.

Kwadwo Asamoah: No one can drop him!

Haminu Dramani: Physically good player and a gentleman. Personally, I like him but his recent attitude on the pitch needs much to be desired. He must be serious and stop those smiles. He must be a businessman on the pitch. Doubts if he will make it.

Derek Boateng: Calling for his exclusion on Joy FM created threats and insults from certain people. But that will never change my mind of doubting his capacity to help Ghana. Winning the MVP in his team in Spain does not make him Maradona. He is yet to convince me.

Laryea Kingston: The age-cheat row must not be a bother to him. He is only 29 years old about to hit his peak at age 30 or 31. He must also not go to South Africa with the ego that he is to play at all cost. If he cares to know, Dede Ayew is the first choice at the right wing hence; some one must tell him before he boards the plane.

Laryea is a young player and he must be focus and accept that he has another World Cup 2014 to play for at age, 34.

Stephen Appiah: The great leader has been a good scorer and a major attraction for the public. On the field, he has demonstrated his consistent ability to see a big picture even under severe pressure during the most rapidly changing and unpredictable games. His field vision has been remarkable, allowing him to create many assists in a number of important matches.

Stephen has maintained his fitness at Bologna and I declare that even if he is a “lame or cripple” he must be untouchable! Appiah is a super player; his super sonic passes can cause damage to any defensive unit. He is an icon and a gem that must stay around the team. If Ghana is England, Appiah is David Beckham!

If any one still doubts my thought over his inclusion, he or she must visit the army base at Burma Camp to ask any soldier about the importance of a team captain as well as someone who gives team moral. His modern day leadership quality makes Stephen Appiah untouchable!

STRIKERS:

Matthew Amoah: I have very little to talk about him. He is a consistent goal scorer but recently going down the drain. He must pick him self up or this will be his last era in the team.

Dominic Adiyiah: A lot of people have called for his head but for his World Under- 20 goal – king. If Milo is to depend on his 4:2:3:1 formation then his inclusion will truly not be important and he must be shown the exit door. What i mean is for him to be dropped!

Asamoah Gyan: The last time he was heavily criticized he wanted to quit the Black Stars and he wept like a baby. When he scored two important goals in Angola he forgot to dedicate his goals to the Former President, His Excellency J.A Kuffour for his precious time and advice in Ghana 2008. He rather went dancing like a baby and forgot about his dedication. Truly, He is a baby! Footballers have short memory that is why the Barcelona players behaved funny after being kicked out by Inter Milan in the Champions League Semi-final at the Nou Camp.

Prince Tagoe: He always manages to create ripples in tough waters. The very least opportunity he gets he scores. Very few strikers can manage this and Prince must be in the team to cement his importance.

Price Tagoe having the skill, constitution and luck will make him a hero in South Africa. I hope he scores to join the English League. Insha Allah!

Well, I am done with my analysis and I know some may not be happy but I believe in plain truth.

This is why I always tell people that the Former President His Excellency, JJ Rawlings and Jose Mourinho will always remain as my role models.

Hate me or love me!

I wish Ghana Black Stars well and I know that we shall take the world by storm and beat them all! Come on Black Stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comments

  • taggor
    says: 9 years ago
    ds guy is sick inde head, essien yes i may agree,wid him coz of his fitnss level, but y dereck boateng? no wonder he dnt suceed in coaching...is there any better player inde sqd now dan dereck?
  • candler
    says: 9 years ago
    I agrre with you most of the time but eric addo should be the fist to go,Vorsah played very well in the african cup of nations,since you were comparing players i think inkoom reminds me of edward boye,i dont fancy quincy too
  • The Bizzle
    says: 9 years ago
    YOU ARE AN IDIOT OPEELE OR WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS
  • candler
    says: 9 years ago
    talking about wingers we use to have great wingers the duels robert foley had with afful and adjei aku of great olympics ,i guess you are wandering why i did not mention baba yara,he stands above all others
  • Crusader7
    says: 9 years ago
    Being sidelined by injury for five months is no joke. It makes you desperate and uncertain. Essien's statement about playing in South Africa should be seen in that light. Other commentaries and statements show that he wants to be in SA. He is hoping to play in the match with Lavia. That shows a certain willingness and commitment!!!
  • pampers
    says: 9 years ago
    opeele is crazy... Derek Boateng, u r mad
  • kaz
    says: 9 years ago
    this guy is dreaming of coaching Ghana, but clearly doesnt have the credentials to do a good job. My advise to him is, dont talk a lot when you know little. Mourinho knows what he is talking about, you dont, so dont compare yourself to him.
  • CROZZY
    says: 9 years ago
    What! Appiah is untouchable and Derek should be dropped.That is a very big joke. A player who has played all season at Getafe and has even been voted the their best player should be dropped for a player who has played about 2 matches in almost 2 years b'cos of inspiration,If Getafe's best player this season isn't enough to impress u then i don't know how u select ur players for the teams u've been coaching.Now i have an idea,such poor judgement.
  • tony shor
    says: 9 years ago
    who is this twat?Ghana Mourinho, is he having a laugh!this really justify ghana as a 3rd world country with such junk published on the internet.This is the funny part(eric addo :A very quite person. I am told he was my school mate and we played together for Saint Anthony school team at Odorkor)eric plays as a professional footballer and this opeele guy is just shit at his job (columnist)or whatever he does.Is there any need to talk about paintsils private plate on his cars and driving round town etc, why dont you just go fall of the planet if you you think the world is not a fair place ,either that or shut up and enjoy the game in the hot sun in ghana sipping koko by the side. am sure GFA will contact you when they need a new coach.i ve always admire fools like you cos you never cease to suprise us in times of need,haha
  • ransfords
    says: 9 years ago
    You are a very bad analyst or whatever you claim to be.We dont need on the job training in south Africa.Your comments are very diappointing and it does not motivate players like Muntari and Essien.At least they have done someting for Ghana.You are idiot!
  • ransfords
    says: 9 years ago
    You are one of numerous ghanaians who only boast of books they have read without any practicall experience and also intimidating Ghanaians in the media with your shabby education.Just motivate these guys who have at least taken ghana to the first ever world cup, and stop demonizing them.Every knowledgeable analyst is dying to see Michael Essien in South Africa.Just play for him to make it and stop your nonsensical comments.
  • sabacous
    says: 9 years ago
    THIS OPEELE IS NOTHING BUT A JOKER,NO WONDER HE'S A CLOSE PAL TO MILO AND EVEN STRUGGLING TO FIND A TOP CLUB IN GH .HOW CAN U DESCRIBE BADU AS CALM EXTERIOR ON THE FIELD AND PASSES THE BALL AND MOVES BETTER WITHOUT IT THAN ANY ONE ELSE IN THE GH TEAM? BADU HAS NO EXCEPTION QUALITY AS A FOOTBALLER,APART FROM CHASING HIS OWN SHADOW ON THE FIELD.HE LACK ACCURATE PASSES,POOR DRIBBLE SKILLS,POOR SHOT FROM DISTANCE,BAD IN THE AIR AND LACK THE ABILITY TO READ A GAME.HÍM AND DRAMANI ARE THE BAD OF ALL THE MIDFIELDERS IN THE TEAM,WITH SUCH A BAD EYE TO SELECT PLAYERS,U WILL ALWAYS BE FIRE IN ANY TEAM U COACH.HOW CAN U DROP DEREK,ESSIEN AND ABEYIE FROM THE TEAM?WHAT DO U MEAN BY LARYEA IS A YOUNG PLAYER AND MUST FOCUS AND ACCEPT THAT HE HAS ANOTHER WC IN 2014? U ALSO MENTIONED LARYEA ACCEPTING THAT DEDE IS FIRST CHOICE FOR THE RIGHT WING,WHICH IS ALSO A JOKE.DUE TO THE WORK RATE AND THE INABILITY OF LARYEA TO FALL BACK AND DEFEND WHEN PLAYING AS THE RIGHT WING,HE HAS BE DROP IN THE CENTRAL MIDFIELD ANYTIME HE PLAYS FOR HEARTS.IF WE'VE ESSIEN,APPIAH,ANNAN,DEREK AND UR FAVOURITE BADU IN THE CENTRAL MIDFIELD, WHERE IS LARYEA GOING TO PLAY? DEDE,ABEYIE,SULLEY AND KP BOATENG ARE THE RIGHT PLAYERS FOR THE LEFT AND RIGHT WING OF THE MIDFIELD.IF IS NOT POLITICS AND FAVOURITISM,LARYEA MAY NOT ÉVEN BE IN THE 3O SQUARD.I ONLY SIDE WITH U WITH THE EXCLUSION OF ADIYIAH AND THE 4-2-3-1 FORMATION,APART FRON THAT,ALL UR ANALYSIS IS BOGUS AND PURELY FAVOURITISM.I HOPE MILO STOP THE NONSENSE AND GIVE KUMORDZI,DEREK,ABEYIE,JONATHAN MENSAH,STEPHEN ADAMS,KP BOATENG,APPIAH AND AHORLU MORE PLAYING TIME FOR THEM TO GHANAIANS WHAT THE HAVE .ANNAN,VORSAH,K.ASAMOAH,SULLEY,OLELE,PAINTSIL MUST BE REST TO GIVE SOME PLAYING TIME AND CONFINDENCE TO ADDY,INKOOM,AHORLU AND THE REST.WE DONT WANT PPLS LIKE U WHO ALWAYS CARE ABT THEIR PERSONAL GAINS IN GH FOOTBALL.WE NEED ABEYIE,WHO CAN PUT PRESSURE AND OPEN THE DEFENCE OF OUR OPPONENT COMPARE TO UR FAVOURITE DEDE AND AGED LARYEA.COME WITH BETTER OPINION NEXT TIME AROUND,U ARE PUBLIC FIGURE AND I WAS EXPECTING U TO SELECT UR PALYERS PURELY ON MERIT AND ON CURRENT FORM.ARE U TELLIN G GHANAIANS THAT,THE PERFORMANCE OF KUMORDZI,DEREK AND ABEYIE THIS SEASON IS A FLUKE? HOW MANY MATCHES HAVE BADU,LARYEA,DRAMANI PLAYED THIS SEASON? WHEN IT COMES TO COMPETITION FOR TWO PLAYERS, MANY FACTORS COMES TO PLAY BUT U JUST IGNORED ALL THOSE FACTORS AND GO FOR UR FAVOURITES.DO U WHY SEVILLE,VALENCIA,OLYPIAKOS AND FENERBACHE WHO ARE COACHED BY FAR BETTER COACHES THAN MILO ARE CHASING THOSE PLAYERS.SHAME ON U OPEELE!
  • abeku
    says: 9 years ago
    opeele you are very very stupid and you dont even deserve to be a coach derek is moba and gatefe's best essien is a talisman and i will let him play even with clutches more over these local players that youu talk about would pee in their pants when they are on the feild.
  • KING
    says: 9 years ago
    Opeele you r a useless coach that is why u run away from responsibilty. U were made a head coach and u run away after shouting you r the youngest ever to coach Kotoko. U talk too much - talk with results, let ur work talk for you. There is a reason why u were given a pair of ears and 1 mouth. Buckle up bro you r too loud for nothing.
  • Abrantie - In Da House
    says: 9 years ago
    Opeele Aboagye... no wonder you have not succeeded a bit as a coach!! Anywhere you go, you get fired, yet you have the audacity to talk rubbish on sports sites. I like ghanasoccernet a lot but, opeele as a columnoist here is really below the belt. This has absolutely no idea about football. Don't get me wrong...being able to play footing doesn't mean being able to read the game. Opeele is the worst coach in Ghana, thats why no team wants him. My advice to Opeele...please keep your selection to yourself. No one in and outside Ghana is interested in it. You don't huuu!! You don't know kotoo!!
  • kakuta
    says: 9 years ago
    opelee stop what you are saying to te people of ghana becuse you are not a good coach
  • Ronny
    says: 9 years ago
    did this man really want to coach BS?....one can really see his view on selecting players is purely personal........I actually like the idea of using local coaches, but GFA will not leave them alone and even if there are left alone they'll be influnenced by some politicians...if we bring in a local coach...he should be richer than all the GFA officials and he should have powerful connections in the goverment to be able to survive in Ghana. the question is, do we have someody lke that in Ghana?....its my personal opinion anyway
  • Usa man
    says: 9 years ago
    this guy is sick and not considerate but just to talk , i dont know what a heck why somebody shd pay this guy for some stupid shity comments like this , who calls him jose of inter is also a laughing stock . black stars is state bus and despite freedom of speech is important in ghana but this man shd be castrated .
  • Kenneth County
    says: 9 years ago
    I am surprised by these outrageous attacks on the writer. Much as I don't agree with some of his assertions, I think the problem has been created by everyone voicing his or her opinion who should be picked and who should not; and the propensity to tell the coach they know better. I believe, if you ask any of the 23 million or so Ghanaians, every one will have in their own minds who the coach should pick. That's why sensible people are calling on Ghanaians to leave the coach and his technical team to do his job. After all TOO MANY COOKS TEND TO SPOIL THE SOUP. I think the criteria for picking the squad should be mainly based on the players' fitness and performance in training. I think that's the best way to ensure Ghana does well in the WC.
  • d-rock
    says: 9 years ago
    YOU ARE NOT SERIOUS OPEELE...CANT YOU SEE YOU ARE DECLINING SINCE U ARRIVED IN GHANA...ITS BECAUSE YOU THINK U ARE THE BEST BUT ....U ARE AN EMPTY BARREL MAKING NOISE ......NKWASIAS3M
  • KOFI BOATENG
    says: 9 years ago
    Sometimes i wonder why my fellow santaclausian does his analysis. When it comes to historical facts of the game, I can assure you that Opeele stands tall above his peers. In fact, i agree with him on some of the analysis he's made but the wierdest among all is the suggestion that Derek Boateng should be dropped when he is fit. How on earth does a good coach go the a competition without good materials? A player who was voted the best player by his colleagues in one of the most competitive leagues in the world in the just-nded season. He should be able to partner Kojo Asamoah, Anthony Annan among others in the midfield to do the magic. As for Essien, I keep praying for him to be fit for the mundial. I can assure u that an Essien 70% fit is better than 100% fit Ayews,Dramani, and others.
  • d-rock
    says: 9 years ago
    OPEELE ONES AGAIN U ARE A FOOL TO SAY AGYEMANG BADU IS BETTER THAN ESSIEN ..WAS AGYEMANG BADU NOT A KOTOKO PLAYER WHEN U WERE A COACH THERE ..HOW MANY TIMES WAS HE SELECTED ....THIS GUY HAS BEEN TALKING TOO MUCH ...I THINK IT IS ABOUT TIME WE PUT SOME SENSE INTO UR DUMB EARS
  • Ghana Midfield Rocks
    says: 9 years ago
    Sounds like this Guy has been drinking Opeele .. ( Is there adrink even callaed that) Drop Essien and Boateng? go and wash your smerring mouff
  • dexxy boy
    says: 9 years ago
    opelee no wonder you have always being sacked as a coach but i will say little because if you don,t fancy Quincy owusu abayie but fancy dede Ayew then it says it all why you are a bad coach
  • mr.braa
    says: 9 years ago
    OPEELE YOU ARE A TEEEEELE.YOU DONT NO ANYTHING.FIND YOURSELF A PLAY STATION.YES I MEAN P.S2. THERE YOU CAN COACH GHANA NOT HERE.OPEELE FOR BLACKSTARS APUU TOO.
  • mr.braa
    says: 9 years ago
    OPEELE,YOU ARE A T33L3.YOU DONT NO ANYTHING.GET YOURSELF A PLAYSTATION.YES I MEAN P.S3 THERE U CAN COACH BLACKSTARS NOT REALITY.OPEELE FOR BLACKSTARS APUU TOOO.
  • Danny Alvez
    says: 9 years ago
    Agyeman Badu better than Essien,this opeele guy doesnt know what he is talking about,no wonder why he is without a club.40% Essien is better than 100% Badu
  • Mukhtar
    says: 9 years ago
    im 100% percent behind you opele, you have shown that you are truly a good coach, and if not to say the best Ghanaian coach, either they like it or no. LOVE IT OR HATE IT! your analysis are perfectly right, These are my selection Richard Kinson Adams Ahorlu Rahim Paintsil Inkoom Lee ADdy Eric ADdo Hans Sarpei Isaac Vorsah John Mensah k. Asamoah Dede Ayew Kevin Boateng Anthony Annan Dramani Agyeman Badu Stephen Appiah Sulley Muntari Asamoah Gyan Mathew Amoah Price Tagoe Dominic Adiyiah these are th best players we have for now that we can rely and who can also fight for mother Ghana. LOVE IT OR HATE, but its true.
  • Mukhtar
    says: 9 years ago
    Sometimes some of us make mistake when analysing issues, if opele says Derek Boateng should be dropped that is his views, and he ahs his own reason for saying that so dont let us misjudge him, after all he is a better coach than some of us. Is true Derek has been consistent with getafe the whole season and has been the best player for his team, fine do you think he is going to play all his heart out for mother Ghana like the way he does with Getafe, Think? you played all his out with getafe to gain a place in the team. He is a great player no doubt about that, but is he ready to fly high with black stars
  • Kalos
    says: 9 years ago
    ITS OFFICIAL...THIS OPEELE GUY IS A PRICK......FROM SOME OF THE ASSESSMENTS HE MADE ON SOME OF THE PLAYERS,IT APPEARS HE HAS SOME PERSONAL PROBLEMS WITH THEM.WHY TALK ABOUT ASAMOAH GYAN'S MODE OF CELEBRATION AS A FACTOR FOR HIM TO BE DROPPED....THIS GUY FOOL PAAAA OOOO........
  • pompz
    says: 9 years ago
    opeele who,foolish man and silly comments...world cup like this needs a good dressing room atmosphere.and essien even two legs cut off must be in there to motivate the young one's.lopk back at angola,the game against ivory coast,how the ivorians shadowed us with their drogba's and kalous..but when the bison came on it lifted and thought this young players on the pitch there is no superstar we all play to our best.there are some players that must be checked out but not essien or boateng.am a dramani strong fan but i feels he needs to be dropped bcos he was good in germany then,very poor in angola and a team like this no second chance when you're a midfielder.since we all knw vorsah is not soo mible then we need a defender in the mould of vidic.i thinks daniel addo shd be included.eric addo shd be out.mathew amoah as well since tagoe is back.adiyiah out bcos of lack of playing time but appiah in sometimes you needs experience in some games and thats were appiah's and mensah,s come in.guys let milo do what he thinks its ok bcos his neck is on the line too.let wait for the holland and latvia matches to veryfy.ghanaian let support the buys at milton kaynes on 5th june.am there live
  • d-rock
    says: 9 years ago
    you say u want Mourinho as ur role model ...how many times was essien half fit but played for chelsea when Jose was then cheslea boss... Ignorance is indeeed a disease ,,Opeele u are suffering from Ignorance ....u dont just know anything about the heck that comes out of ur mouth .... ...i can see you are using mourihno's pic on facebook ....Black man with Black thought...u cant even be urself and u want to decide for another...are u more successful than D.boateng,Essien or Abeyie?...do u even have a team coaching now?... and do u know how much Essien , d.Boateng and Abeyie earn a week ...cos of their good work as profersional footballers....? damn this guy make i bore....
  • JOSHUA
    says: 9 years ago
    WAT IS WRONG WITH OPEELE?HALF FIT ESSIEN IS LIKE 4 BEST MIDFIELDERS OF THE GLO PREMIER LESGUE(GHANA PREMIER LEAGUE)!!! I THINK OPEELE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL?HE NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION.
  • Kudu
    says: 9 years ago
    NO WONDER YOU HAVE NOT SUCCEEDED AS A COACH. BECAUSE YOU ARE SELECTING PLAYERS BASED ON PERSONAL REASONS RATHER THAN THEIR CURRENT FORM OR OTHER TECHNICAL REASONS. RAHIM AYEW - HE ATTENDED YOUR ALMA MATER, ADISCO DEDE AYEW - HE IS SEXY KELVIN BOATENG - HE IS SEXY ERIC ADDO - SHOOL MATE AT ST. ANTHONY APPIAH - GOOD LEADER NO WONDER KOTOKO DID NOT DO WELL UNDER YOUR MANAGEMENT.
  • Stew
    says: 9 years ago
    I respect coach opeele's views alot but i think he got it wrong on Derick Boateng , Quincy Owusu Abeyie ,.....4 Micheal Essien i agree we should be careful not to destroy his carrier....If they are any exclusion from the squad at all ....i think players like Eric Addo, John Mensah, Stephen Adams and the like that should be out......Man re-think may you were SMOKED gANJA WHEN U WROTE THIS.....TRY DRINK HAUSA KOKO AND WRITE THIS THING AGAIN....20/100....MORE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
  • JJ Kufrawmills
    says: 9 years ago
    Really? A columnist here? Please!!!! This guy is a serious TWUM BLOWER! He thinks after reading about Benitez's theories about coaching that should qualify him for a coach. There mere fact that you can know the answer to 1+1 doesnt mean you can be an ACCOUNTANT... foolish fool!
  • conty
    says: 9 years ago
    sabacous you must be ashamed of yourself you insult the man of been a joker and all that, why because he wrote his choice and what do you do same naming your choice. aint you a bigger joke. brethren in ghana learn to express yourself without insults and accept views. opeele is not the coach of the blackstars he is only analysing so why so much flak. you are analysing too and naming your preference do you deserve to be insulted. i dont think so. GO BLACK STARS GO
  • Dadaba the Soli Collector
    says: 9 years ago
    Really? A columnist here? Please!!!! This guy is a serious TWUM BLOWER! He thinks after reading about Benitez’s theories about coaching that should qualify him for a coach. There mere fact that you can know the answer to 1+1 doesnt mean you can be an ACCOUNTANT… foolish fool!
  • access
    says: 9 years ago
    BUTTY BOY OPEELE YOU WILL NEVER GET A TEAM TO COACH IN GHANA YOUR ANALIZES ARE FULL OF CURRUPTION NICE TRY THO.WATEVER YOU ARE HIGH ON BEFORE YOU WROTE THIS ATICLE IS BAD SUBSTANCE.GO SMOKE SOME HIGH GRADE AND YOU WILL COME BACK WIT GOOD ATICLE.YOU MARON.KWASIA.
  • derek diaz
    says: 9 years ago
    why kind of shit is dis faggot dwarf smokin..it must be real gd.
  • RICH
    says: 9 years ago
    YOU ARE DONE AS A COACH. I DON'T THINK ANY TEAM WILL HIRE YOU. YOU NO NOTHING ABOUT SOCCER
  • ck
    says: 9 years ago
    this guy calls himself opeele n the mourinho of ghanaian coaches and he couldnt even manage king faisal and asante kotoko but can now manage black star by telling which player to play n which not to i wonder where he got is coaching certificate frm the fact that one can read n write exams and pass a coaching course doesnt make him competent to coach a club like kotoko n king faisal other than that he will always disgrace himself.
  • access
    says: 9 years ago
    OPEELE YOU HAVE FOUR EYES AND STILL YOU CAN'T SEE YOU NEED A BETTER GLASSESS.JACK ASS.
  • sere issoufou
    says: 9 years ago
    va te faire foutre OPEELE, t conai rien
  • dela
    says: 9 years ago
    thank you opeele for your comment on stephen appiah,dede ayew and prince tagoe. in fact i wish every ghanaian will see the importance of the el capitanos inclusion in the team. to me he is the best captain ghana has ever had
  • d-rock
    says: 9 years ago
    Mukhtar ...are u a Ghanaian or an Indian... .. if u think D.boateng will not play his heart out for Ghana then what is the probability that ur so call players will... do u know when and how many times d.boateng has played for Ghana ....do you know what it takes to wear the number 10 jersey for Ghana.....?.... aboa funu
  • JAL
    says: 9 years ago
    opeele how can u say such stupid things drooping Essien and Boateng, such a foolish move will not favour Ghana in any way unless in a disappointed, a heaven sent flop coach like your team opeele
  • DAVE
    says: 9 years ago
    THIS IS JUST AN EXPRESSION OF AN OPINION.THOUGH I DISAGREE WITH SOME OF HIS ANALYSIS ESPECIALLY ON QUINCY,D BOATENG AND DEDE AYEW BEING GOOD ON THE RIGHT FLANK.I REALLY THINK QUINCY WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE BALANCE OF THE TEAM BECAUSE OF HIS SPEED AND SKILL.
  • Desmnond Senyo Adika
    says: 9 years ago
    well lets say you are talking your mind for now you were giving more chances to coach a team you did not make any impact so you need not talk okay shut your mouth okay you know nothing about football.go to hell
  • A concerned citizen [ U.S.A]
    says: 9 years ago
    Coach, Opele how can you select inactive above active players. No wonder the G.F.A does not want local coaches to head coach of the Black Stars. How can you rely on favoritism rather than merit? How can you rain praises on Agyemang Badu more than the experienced ones..Agyemang Badu does not have the pedigree to be a good midfielder. He does not no how to dribble,how to distribute the balls,how to feed the the forwards,how to read the game and how to score when the opportunity comes but Michael Essien and Derek Boateng have these qualities. What's more? Coach Opele knows Rahim Ayew at school and that only qualifies Rahim to be in final 23 Black Stars squad..[Oh my God] This shows that coach Opele does not have a fore sight and does not have the country at heart. How can you choose somebody who is finding it difficult to get a selection in his Egyptian club but rather you want to make it easy for him to get Black Stars selection. How can you choose Eric Addo and Dramani when in fact they are inactive in their various clubs. Please, don't choose players based on their past performance or because you know them but based on their current performance.
  • mozay
    says: 9 years ago
    come on coach, this Dede sometimes hangs on to the ball too much and spoils many counter attacks and other chances. if am wrong please anybody should tell me. opeele refused to point that out but did scrutinize others very well. i hope he was been fair to all the players
  • Nana Amboro
    says: 9 years ago
    Opeele you have really shown that u are truely a coach.whatever you said about each and every player is true.To be able to analyse and come out with brief strong and weaknessess of each and everyone of the 30 players needs real thinking and good analytical faculty in the brain.Although you missed one or two points for example on dede ayew, i think all u said abt him is true except sometimes he is too much selfish on the ball. I also doubt Essiens committment. Derick Boateng is a good passer that is all.He does not tackles and I agree that he too is droped. Kumordzi is too slow as a midfielder. If these players can keep their stong points alive and work on their weaknesess raised by you i hope we can be among the last eight. Opeele keep it up because you hit the nail right on the head
  • okosto robby
    says: 9 years ago
    Opeele just wants to be heard and feel important.Any selection by Milo will depend on tactical ploys he would adopt against our opponents.Since Opeele has no idea what Milo's approach will be he cannot make selection for him.If you give me a job to do, you might add a time frame and the results expected at the end of the venture. You do not hire a new driver for your taxi and ask him to only ply certain routes in Accra and expect the same sales as when he was given a free hand. Opeele and others like him are only being mischievious. Armchair coaches.
  • Oshua
    says: 9 years ago
    I APPRECIATE UR ANALYSIS BUT NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED REGARDING SOME OF THE POINTS U MADE. 1)DEDE IS NOT TOO GOOD AT THE RH AS COMPARED TO THE LH SIDE ON THE FIELD. 2)ESSIEN TACKLING 50-50 IS LIKE ANY ONE TAKING HIS POSITION AND FULLY FIT. 3)SELECTION BY GHANAIANS MUST BASE ON FACTS,AND NOT MERE NAMES. WE MUST BE CONSTRUCTIVE AND FACE FACTS,U DID EXPRESS UR VIEW AND WONDER WHY OTHERS MUST RAIN INSULT ON U.THIS PLATEFORM MUST BE USED WISELY BECAUSE THE ENTIRE WORLD ALWAYS VISITS THIS SITE TO UPDATE THEMSELVES ABOUT GHANA.LETS TRY IN OUR RESPONSE TO BE DIPLOMATIC.THIS GOES TO EVERY GHANAIAN.THX
  • kwasi
    says: 9 years ago
    Opeele, you are very stupid, insipience and senseless. How on earths are you comparing Agyanman Badu to Essien? I have a nothing against the boy nevertheless don't ever compare him to Essien. Let me remind you, without Essien, Muntari, Appiah and Mensah Black Stars will go nowhere in South Africa.
  • opeele
    says: 9 years ago
    what do you want eric addo to go to south africa for? to let us down as usual ?
  • fipo
    says: 9 years ago
    Ohhh OPEELE
  • black man
    says: 9 years ago
    Isaac Opeele you siad "I believe in plain truth" what is the truth?, well let me tell you mr, there is no such thing as truth, the truth itself is a lie and the lies itself is the truth, so shut up your monkey mouth and keep your elementary analysis to yourself.
  • black man
    says: 9 years ago
    Isaac Opeele are you gay? i think he is gay, read what he think of Kevin Prince-Boateng and Dede Ayew, i think he want to do them, watch out boys here comes the fu.........g eye ball you guys ...
  • bawah
    says: 9 years ago
    THIS GUY IS VERY VERY VERY SICK!HE KNOWS NOT, SO LET'US SAVE HIM.BOTH ESSIEN AND DEREK ARE BACKBONES.WHENHE WERAS THE No 8 JERSEY MEANS HE IS 8 IN 1.IN GERMANY 2006,THE BRAZILIANS WERE AFRAID OF HIM AND HIS ABSENCE COST US 3-0.EVEN THE GERMAN COATCH WIILL BE HAPPY IF HE IS NOT FIT.
  • Brontortor!!!
    says: 9 years ago
    "He is better than Michael Essien except that Essien past under the tutelage of top class coaching in France." in regards to Agyeman Badu (AB) Are you serious? To begin with please check your grammar. And the statement you made above makes absolutely no sense. Moving forward, has AB played the likes and scored against Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona? Has he won best player in any league? Has he played in the champions league against the world's best players? Has he beat Christiano Ronaldo to a 50-50 ball? What has Agyeman Badu achieved on the big stage to be mentioned in the same breath as Essien? So now because a guy is weighing his fitness and trying to decide whether to risk his career to play at the world cup he's not committed to his country? Remember, it was while playing for this his country that he got hurt again, and has since not played for his club. Should he rush back just to get hurt again and be out another year, and end up like Stephen Appiah? Opeele, are you serious? Are you thinking at all? In fact, who made this guy a coach? And who voted him best sports columnist? If this is the best we have in Ghana then I'm quite afraid, our future is bleak. I'm sorry, but if you really were Mourinho you'd be able to realize that Essien is irreplaceable, not even Chelsea can replace him. You claim to speak the truth, but I think you can grasp the fact that what you say is only your opinion, it doesn't make it truth.
  • gee ray
    says: 9 years ago
    WHO DA str_repeat('*',strlen('FUCK')) IZ DA NEGRO...KEEP YO THOUGHTS TO YORSELF MUDAFUCKAA..I HATE DIZ NIGGA
  • gee ray
    says: 9 years ago
    FEEL LIKE SMASHIN DIZ NIGGA RYTE NW..I SWEAR..NIGGA REALLY GETTIN ON MA NERVES WIT HIS STUPID ASS THOUGHTS..DAMN DAWG
  • zimbo
    says: 9 years ago
    Opeele had a great opportunity of coaching a big team like kotoko but when the going got tough he pleaded to be made an assisstant coach.He shd give us a break, how can you compare Agyemang Badu to Essien.Some one needs to silence him because this I cannot call freedom of speech.
  • sizzala
    says: 9 years ago
    drope and take your daddy to the worldcup?
  • yaw breman
    says: 9 years ago
    upon listening to your analises these afternoon i now understand why you are taged ghanas mourinho
  • I´n´I Stuttgart
    says: 9 years ago
    Who is that Opeele? i can see he knows nothing about soccer and if that is his wish, let him dream on. Opeele go to hell with your dreams
  • Rattus
    says: 9 years ago
    This is not much of an analysis. More like his personal opinions mixed with some Ato Kwamina Dadzie like jokes. Funny but not informative! I expected something more in-depth. www.omanbaforum.com
  • Radiu
    says: 9 years ago
    OPEELE U ARE FOOLISH KE WAWAAAAANE ..THIS IS IN HAUSA LANGUAGE U ARE VERY FOOLISH LOOK AT THIS MAN WHO SAYS ESSIEN SHOULD BE DROPPED..WHAT DO U KNOW FOOTBALL IF U KNOW SOMETHING WHY DIDN'T U MADE KOTOKO A GREAT FOOTBALL TEAM HERE IN GHANA..EVEN THE U SAY IS UR MENTOR(JOSE MOURINHO) CANNOT DROP ESSIEN
  • K Duah
    says: 9 years ago
    Before i comment on this i would want to read from Sabacious and Keith from Germany and there might not be the need for me to comment. "Facts are sacred but comments are free"
  • aziz capito
    says: 9 years ago
    only opeele can analyze this way.that's his views but i disagree with some of his submissions.
  • proudghanaian
    says: 9 years ago
    Look at his head. That is all i gotta say
  • sabacous
    says: 9 years ago
    hahahaha k duah,my comment was deleted by soccernet after exposing the ignorant of the soo called opeele,if this man call himself a coach,.then gh have a long way to go.prasing agyemang badu who lack accurate passes,poor shot from distance,poor aerial superiority,poor dribbling skills and lack of knowledge to read the game when it matters is very ridicolous .apart from badu chasing his own shadow of the field,he doesn't have 1 single quality as a footballer.u are soo blind that u dont even fancy abeyie,derek and kumordzi who are far better than ur fovourites,badu,laryea,dramani and dede ayew if current form is anything to go by.i wasn't expecting a public figure like opeele to write such bogus article purely on favouritism.are u telling ghanaians that the performance of derek,kumordzi and abeyie with their respective clubs is a fluke?if clubs like fenerbache,valencia and seville are chasing those players,what a hell are u talking about? u and milo dont come near the coaches,coaching the above mentioned clubs.
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    What is this dude talking about?GH Mourinho huh?GH Mourinho my foot.
  • access
    says: 9 years ago
    OPEELE WE REGARD YOUR OPINION AS HOSTILE INTENT AND YOU HAVE BEEN ERASED.
  • boss
    says: 9 years ago
    opeele is a gay idiot
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    Keith from Germany,lets hear from you as well.Do you agree with coach Opeele comparing A. Badu with Essien?Hahahahaha lets hear from you dude.
  • ampadu
    says: 9 years ago
    u are an idiot Opele...u said Badu is better than Essien thank God u aint our coach.U this jobless man
  • aziz yaro
    says: 9 years ago
    i disagree with opeele on the richard kingston.i watched salifu ansah and edward ansah i dont think they are better than him.also agyeman badu has stii a lot to learn from essien.good analysis though.
  • texas
    says: 9 years ago
    OPEELE before you talk about the way forward for the Black Stars as far this world cup is concerned, I will be very pleased you MF of a coach will tell the whole world what you did when you were given the KOTOKO JOB!...please just shut the hell up...I am tired of read you useless coaching hypothesis.
  • johnbataza
    says: 9 years ago
    Compare BADU to ESSIEN. Call ERIC ADDO IN Ayew RAYIM and in the National Selection. Shame your story and look Rayim Ayew ERIC ADDO not even their places in the 30 players summoned you hated Ghana for nothing.
  • YAW BRONX
    says: 9 years ago
    Who is this guy? Is he the origional opele Aboagye of kwahu united and black star or an identity theft.First of all who gave u your coaching certificate. Please i have some inside information that u took $5000.00 from Appiah to campaign for him. because for u to ask for Abeyies exclusion shows me u dont no nothing about soccer. i will repeat and repeat, quote me Appiah is the "worst number 10 in the history of ghana soccer". Appiah will never make the black satelite team of the late shamo quaye, joe debrah, ablade kumah and co.in the 1980's
  • johnbataza
    says: 9 years ago
    Am desolated tell me if Rayim Ayew was not the son ABEDI who knows if it exists even if ghana and plays in EGYPT. But the people looking in Egypt and you called in a team is any Nationnale qu'oi.
  • maylor
    says: 9 years ago
    If you called a player who is returning from AJAX and that does not play well in the team where he will team are returning Nationnale are what you want to be ridiculed or something ERIC ADDO is void if you bring in world cup you'll be undergoing any of the other pr devensseur nothing
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    hahaha guys this guy is a big joke no wonder gfa dont want to hire a ghanaian coach. the true fact is one cant compare badu to essien becuz essién is a master of his own class. badu for that matter aint a bad player but comparing him with essien wasnt the right thing to do mr opeele. badu reminds me of claude makelele,always going in for strong tackles as well as winning 50-50 balls.he might not be that skillful but he is a destroyer in midfield intercepting ´ball formations from the opponents. badu is a youngtalented midfielder n he gotta prove himself more. y brothers please forget about that opeele guy cuz we are all good columnist.i dont take such kind of fr3fr3kobor coaches serious.. ghana mourihno for the where?tswiaa.its funny please help me to laugh.hahahahahahahaha
  • The Last Vandal
    says: 9 years ago
    Ahhhh ghanasoccernet! Opeele is just like one of us.Next time put his comment in this forum or chat room. Then we can tell him how performed woefully in the local league with kotoko.
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    sabacious please leave milo out of this case cuz he has got nothing to do with it!! the talk here is about this opeele guy.u cant compare opeele to milo cuz milo is ahead of him hundred times.
  • richmanhero
    says: 9 years ago
    oooo oppeele ur very funny anyway he has spoken his mind though it makes no sence
  • kakawu zaku
    says: 9 years ago
    Your mentor is jj rawlings, no wonder you picked biased, you leave out micheal essien for dede ayew, is this ndc team or ghana team ?, you pick kumordzi to leave out derek boateng your selection is political, or shall i call it tribal
  • benghazi
    says: 9 years ago
    opeele is an idiot,icant believe he compared agyeman badu to essien.opeele you are a big idiot.infact you are a foolish idiot.
  • mungo park
    says: 9 years ago
    who is this man called opeele?and please never call him Ghana mourinho cos mourinho we all know will not degress himself when ever he is give a good team and a good management.look at how opeele disgraced himslef when he was awarded Kumasi Ashanti kotoko job.before that we heard him saying on a radio station in an interview that Kotoko and hearts of Oak can be coeached by his wife even and when he was given the job we all know what disgrace he caused for himself.he later threw the towel that he can't be the head coach and he need a head for him to be assistance.he degraded himself with that even and now where is he?with a division team not even a relagated premier team.Poor u OPEELE .i don't think he has even Kicked a football as a player of the game before so he should leave it to those who are doing that Job.
  • mungo park
    says: 9 years ago
    This OPPEELE guy i can even be a better coach than he is
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    All hail GH's special one (Coach Issac Opeele Boateng.Ghana Mourinho indeed hahahahahahahahaha
  • d-rock
    says: 9 years ago
    this man is just trying to create some kinda division in the Black Stars team ... Badu better than Essien ?. I bet Essien is not been awarded the best Midfielder in the world just because he is black ...if not ....which position in midfield hasnt he played for Chelsea....he is sometime used in central defends sometimes a right full back player ... so how on earth will u compare Badu who fell out to the likes of Jordan opoku and daniel nii agyei in kotoko .... this show how ignorant you are ....
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    D-ROCK,SABB ALL FIRST PEOPLE ON EARTH.CEASE FAYA.THE WRITER IS JUST EXPRESSION HIS OPINION.ANALIZES THE WRITER AND DONT GO FOR THE TITLE."DROP ESSIEN AND D.BOATENG".THAT'S PROVOVCATION. BUT ANALIZES HIS INTENSION THAN YOU CAN AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH HIM BUT THAT'S YOUR PEROGATIVE.THE OPINION OF THIS WRITER CAN BE IMPROVE IN A CIVIL WAY WITOUT HIM BEEN ABUSE OR INSULT. AGREE AND DISAGREE BUT UNITED WE GONNA STAND AS THIS JOURNEY CONTINUE FOR THE CONQUEST OF THE WORLD BY MEANS OF FOOTBALL BUT NOT GUNS IN UNITEFY WAY TRU FOOTBALL WIT GHANA BEEN THE LEADEA FROM AFRICA.IMPROVE IT AND AGREE AND DISAGREE WITOUT INSULT BY MEANS OF CIVIL DEBATE.
  • S.BLACK
    says: 9 years ago
    Look Tribe from King solomon...Just don't be Ofended but how old are you? This Man is just nonsense calling himself Opeele and he does'nt know a single thing about Ghana football...Can he explain to me why Nigerians are ahead of Ghana in world football rankings. If he knows better then he should think better..he's just one of Abedi pele's disciples, cuz they have their own formalities of how they express their views. This man should let me understand that which Local based player is better than those in foreign at the present Era, when we talking of our own country Ghana. Infact he's a beast. He's very stupid, and what has Michael essein's family issue's got to do with his national assignment..Look just understand that if we drop essien and D.Boateng we go nowhere in south africa. Next time when you write article's like this try to put your contact number, wish i could talk to you one on one. KWASIA!!!
  • Brontortor!!!
    says: 9 years ago
    why ask us to make comments if you're going delete them?
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    I'M NOT HERE TO DEFEND THIS WRITER BUT HE HAS RIGHT FOR HIS OPINION WITHOUT ABUSE. SO LET'S KEEP IT CLEAN WHEN THE THE KING OF KINGS IS SPEAKING .FOOLS DIE WANTS OF WISDOM.THINK ABOUT WAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY.THE WRITER ARGUEMENT HAVE POSITIVE AND NEGETIVE BUT YOU GOT TO ANALIZES IT AND YOU WILL DISAGREE AND AGREE WIT HIM. IMPROVE THE POSITIVE SIDE OF THIS WRITER AND DONT CRUSIFY HIM.
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    THE JOURNEY CONTINUE WIT THIS ATICLE WIT AGREE OR DISAGREE WIT THIS WRITER.IN A CIVIL DEBATE WITOUT INSULT OF THE WRITER.IMPROVE IT WITOUT BEEN NEGATIVE UNITED WE GONNA STAND.
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    I DONT THINK ANYBODY IS DELETED CLICK OLD COMMENTS AND IS ALL THERE.READ AND LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR COMPUTER.
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    DONT START WIT ME CUZ WE BELIEVE IN FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION MY # IS 416 831 5312 BRING ON IF U WANT. WE HERE ACCESS AND YAW2 ARE HERE FOR YOUR RESPOND. CALL IF U WANT.WE FROM THE STREET WIT KNOWLEDGE.WE FROM THE GHETTO WIT TOO MUCH INTERINGENT HERBS IN OUR MIND.BLAZE FIRE BLAZE.
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    AGREE OR DISAGREE WIT THE WRITER BUT DONT INSULT HIM.HE HAVE RIHGT TO HIS OPINION.OR YOU CAN IMPROVE IT.LET THE DEBATE CONTINUE IN THE POSITIVE WAY.
  • S.BLACK
    says: 9 years ago
    Hey TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON, Are you the writer of this Article? Well your intelligency is not above mine..so please let's respect our experience.
  • EdemKofi
    says: 9 years ago
    I WILL TAKE A CUE FROM YOU SOLO. ACTUALLY THE QUALITY OF OPEELE'S PRESENTATION WORRIES ME AND I SHALL BE BACK TO INDICATE WHY AND HOPEULLY MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION.
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    ghanasoccernet why are u doing things like that?why are u erasing our comments that u asked us to make.most of us like me have been patronising on this website for years n we derserve to get this kind of treatments.all the comments made by brothers sabacious,k-duah,maxwell johnsons have been erased. this is not nice at all.
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    IS NOT ERASED CLICK OLD COMMENTS AND IS ALL THREE.
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    IS NOT ERASED CLICK OLD COMMENTS AND IS ALL THERE.LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR COMPUTER.READ PEOPLE.
  • CROZZY
    says: 9 years ago
    HE WENT TO ADISCO,I THINK TOO MUCH "TAKASHI" WAY BACK IN SKUUL HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON HIM. KWABOTWE WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER OPTION.HAHAHAHA
  • Yaw Dompreh
    says: 9 years ago
    What the writer did is what every civilized coach/writer will do. Those are HIS opinion and i believe everybody has one and wish it is respected. I disagree on his take on Rahim, i believe he can not be the solution to our perpetual problem at the left back, and frankly Ghana do not have problem at the midfield so i will drop him... And will probably pick D Boateng ahead of laryea because the former saw more action. And come on guys lets learn to attack ideas then personality. That's the civilized way of doing things. We are different and might not agree on everything, but since we all share the same passion and support the same Black Stars, lets always look at the bigger picture. The Satellite thought us that some times names alone do not win titles. Good luck to the Stars
  • Topsyi
    says: 9 years ago
    OPEELE DIS BE THE ORIGINAL TOPSYI U NO THE OTHER GUY BE FAKE.LONG TYME
  • Kofi from the Vandal City,UG
    says: 9 years ago
    Opeele does not qualify to be a columnist on any website. He will be a good forumite with his nonsense he call an opinion. Though he made a few good points he failed to show he has a propensity to excel as a coach. Little wonder he woefully failed as a coach of Kotoko. His opinion don't matter anyway. However I don't know about Rahim's current form but if his old form is anything to go by then he has right to be called up. So my advice to all you Ayew haters to go eat from the pit-latrine and leave Abedi's kids alone cos your comments about the Ayews stink like shit. I bet none of you could train your kids to be this good if not better than you in your chosen careers. Another advice to all forumites is that we write for people who are younger than us to read so we have to be mindful of our Language skills.Some write shit English language. Envy would not take you anywhere.
  • samuel
    says: 9 years ago
    this is a national website...how do we allow cartoons like opele space to even write his nonsense here
  • sumaila
    says: 9 years ago
    There was this coments that made by the stars goalkeeper Richard Kinstin that the is for the matured people. His coments was borgous n ambisioús bicos one need to be tried n tested to be called experience.And the coach shouldn't think of caling Esien among the 23 only for comecial bicos we need result.