South Africa hand Ghana reality check

Published on: 11 August 2010

South Africa put up a spirited performance to beat World Cup quarter-finalists Ghana 1-0 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.

Katlego Mphela's ghosted past his marker to lash onto Steven Pienaar's through ball inside the box in the 44th minute to beat goalkeeper Richard Kingson with a carpet shot.

Bafana Bafana dominated play in the first half and had goalkeeper Khune rarely tested by the Ghanaians.

Ghana coach fielded all his substitutes in the second half handing debut caps to Cofie Bekoe and Bright Addai.

The Ghana bench took off Anthony Annan, Andre Ayew, Haminu Draman, Asamoah Gyan and Lee Addy for Kumordzi, Bekoe, Yaw Antwi, Osei and Addae. Ghana begins its African Nations Cup qualifying campaign away to Swaziland on the weekend of September 3-5.

Ghana line up: Richard Kingson/Daniel Agyei, Samuel Inkoom, Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah, Lee Addy/Bright Addae, Anthony Annan/Bernard Kumordzi, Haminu Draman/Yaw Antwi, Agyemang-Badu, Asamoah Gyan/Ransford Osei, Kwadwo Asamoah, Andre Ayew/Cofie Bekoe

Subs: Daniel Agyei, Bright Addae, Cofie Bekoe, Bernard Kumordzi, Ransford Osei, Yaw Antwi

Comments

  • black moon
    says: 9 years ago
    why its ghana, we like to take one step forward and than take one step backward?
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    Ghana need a local coach cuz Milo will always fail Ghana.
  • Mochacho
    says: 9 years ago
    You dem right,black moon, Ghana always run in accepting any match big competition only to find our digraced by any ill-fifa ranked soccer which goes a long way to affect our ratings. We need to play matches with teams that r rated higher than us or those just behind which we all know, they will give us run for should play them although we r rated higher than them.
  • Mochacho
    says: 9 years ago
    You dem right,black moon, Ghana always rush in accepting any match just after big competition, only to find ourselves digraced by an ill-fifa ranked soccer team, which in effect,goes a long way to affect our ratings. We need to play matches with teams that r rated higher than us or those just behind which we all know, they will give us run for money, should play them although we r rated higher than them.
  • Master Richard
    says: 9 years ago
    Again why south africa?
  • Danny Alvez
    says: 9 years ago
    somebody plz help me,is lee addy also in that serbian owned football agency ? if not then milo then there is something going on between him and milo
  • fire the ugly fa boss k. nyantakyi
    says: 9 years ago
    nyantakyi and milo must go now! They respectively do not know much about football administration and coaching. Ghana needs new competent fa leader and coach to help us stay in competition as a football powerhouse in the world.
  • jjjjjjjjjjj
    says: 9 years ago
    danny, u r right. lee addy doesnt even knows how to control the ball with his chest,and the first goal was his fault
  • Paul Foli
    says: 9 years ago
    Where are those boasting that we could field any player and beat South Africa.
  • aa
    says: 9 years ago
    I dont know whether Ghanaians lack knowledge or not. None of you guys understand the Ghanaian coach. We need a breed of young players to step into the shoes of the older ones when we need them. Risks has to be taken to identify the right candidates. Look at Italy, they are having a problem now because all their players are old. The younger generation they brought lost to Ivory Coast. It is a risk taken to note down the good young player in order for them to stand in for the older ones. Ghanaians need to think. We will need a lot of new faces in the world cup. THIS WAS A GHANA SECOND TEAM. THINK GUYS!!
  • phillbanger
    says: 9 years ago
    folks first of all i saw the game and to tell u the truth.am not gonna mention names but am a best friend of one of the players.he told me before the game they had a meeting and both parties have to give it up for south africa so they can make it up for the why they discrace themself at south africa.cos of that the players recieved an extra bonus.do u really think if it was a serious match ghana would not bring the big guns.
  • k
    says: 9 years ago
    how on earth were they allowing Agyeman Badu to be taking free kicks???? Ghanaians think they have have the same talents as Germany and Brazil so they were calling for the heads of the Senior players. Getting to the Quarter Finals of the WC was indeed a divine intervention cos this team cannot even beat Feyeenord Academy!! WORD!!
  • Paul Foli
    says: 9 years ago
    Hahahahaha,I am sure phillbanger has a serious malaria and needs urgent treatment.If I konw where you live I will come and give you some good lashes to cure you of your malaria.
  • black moon
    says: 9 years ago
    yeah paul foli, you re right phillbanger need some serious treatment!
  • JOE ATISO
    says: 9 years ago
    OUR SUBSTANDARD PERFORMANCE AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA IS A COMPLETE VALIDATION OF A COACH WHO HAS BEEN RIDING THE GOODWILL AND LUCK OF EXCELLENT PLAYERS. COACH MILO IS JUST LUCKY TO BE AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME! OUR BLACK STAR PLAYERS ARE BEING USED AS SQUARE PEGS TO FILL ROUND HOLES. WE HAVE EXCELLENT PLAYERS WHO CAN EXCEED ALL EXPECTATIONS UNDER A COMPETENT COACH YET THEIR SKILLS/POTENTIALS ARE NOT BEING HARNESSED. COACH MILO'S STYLE AND FORMATION WILL NOT WIN GHANA ANY CHAMPIONSHIPS SINCE IT'S TOTALLY ALIEN TO WHAT WE'RE ACCUSTOMED TO. ANYONE WHO WATCHED BRAZIL'S SPECTACULAR DISPLAY AGAINST U.S. WILL AGREE WITH ME THAT GHANA NEEDS A NEW COACH. COACH DUNGA WHO IS 100 PERCENT BETTER THAN MILO WAS SACKED BECAUSE HIS STYLE AND SYSTEM FOR THE SAMBA BOYS WAS ALIEN AND NOT EMBRACED BY BRAZILLIANS JUST AS MOST GHANAIANS DISAGREE WITH COACH MILO. MARK MY WORDS, GHANAIANS MUST BE PREPARED FOR FOUR MORE YEARS OF MISERY AND DISAPPOINTMENTS IF THIS MILO GUY'S APPOINTMENT IS EXTENDED.GHANA, WE MUST STOP EMBRACING MEDIOCRITY!
  • black moon
    says: 9 years ago
    aa, no one say, the coach should not pick the young player, what people are saying is he should pick the right you young players!
  • sunshine
    says: 9 years ago
    THIS IS A BEGINNING OF THE HUMILIATION WHICH MILO IS BRINGING TO GHANA. GHANA WILL NEVER WIN ANY TROPHY UNDER MILO. THE GUY LACK OF IDEALS.HE'S A COMPLETELY FAILURE
  • Abu
    says: 9 years ago
    It would have been worthy watching this match at home & saving some bucks ! c'mmon what kind of disgrace was this ! i hope players like dramani, bekoe, antwi,harrison & probably jonathan's days are numbered with the team. The media shd stop hyping these boys. I thought i had the chance to watch bekoe especially with all the headlines he gets from the media, please it doesn't help our course! STOP IT ! A word of caution to the GFA & the coach is to stop the match against zimbabwe.Zim is not a challenge.
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    guys guys guys no cause for alarm.the southafrican squad is made mostly of home based players. most of their players teams in southafrica resumed to training immediately after the worldcup. most of our foreign based players just returned to their bases just last or week or two weeks ago. on the other,rajevac fielded a team that hasnbt played together before. the back four of inkoom,addy,afful,jonathan hasnt played in this set up before.players like kumordzi n yaw antwi were new in this set up eventhough they have trained together. the team had only two days training so wat can u expect from them. anybody who says milo aint good coach is missing something cuz we all kno that if milo gets the time n weeks as we saw at the worldcup,he can make a very formidable n a very competitive match. dont also forget that we did not play for with our regular players like sarpei,boateng n john mensah who couldhave made a great impact. milo is the best for the job cuz i cant see anybody doing the job better than milo.
  • Jesse
    says: 9 years ago
    Why you all pressing the panic button and calling people names?This was a friendly and friendly as the name suggest are to try and test upcoming players who will be consider for later assignments based on their performance and the coach i feel must have seen all the loop holes and players who are also not to be considered again for the Black Stars squad. If there is anyone who is to blame,it must be the GFA for honoring such matches at when the timing is wrong.Most of our players had just returned back to their teams and are contending for starting roles with new players arriving to compete with them.Nyantekyi and co must fix high profile matches for the Black Stars and not this mediocre teams like South Africa because with such matches our players tend to have a low morale to approach such games because they feel there is no competition at all!I feel also that players like Haminu Dramani,Harrison Afful should never be called to play for Ghana again whiles the likes of Kojo Asamoah especially should be advised not to over elaborate when he is on the ball!
  • Jesse
    says: 9 years ago
    Our regular back four of Vorsah,John Mensah,Hans Sarpei, and Paintsil were all not in action whiles Boateng who holds the middle too was not at post.The South Africans themselves know that this win is a fluke because Ghana just wanted to honor them for their support during the World Cup because i dont think they have a short memory to forget what we did to them during the qualifiers to the 2006 World Cup in Germany where we beat them home and away to qualify to Germany upon all their vuvuzela!
  • ZG
    says: 9 years ago
    There we go again.the black stars roller coaster ride.every Ghanaian should strap up,its going to be bumpy.
  • Danny Alvez
    says: 9 years ago
    the media should also be blamed cos they ve been taking money from most of these young chaps and have been hyping them which is not good. lee addy was a disgrace to watch and i dont understand why the coach keeps on inviting him.also is this the agyeman badu that opele said he is better than essien ? opele must be crazy,no wonder he is without a club. for kumorzdi,im not surprise that there are so many big clubs after him cos the guy is good.