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2014 World Cup: Accam responds to Ghana snub by hitting winner for Helsingborg in Swedish top flight

David Accam extended his hot form in Sweden by scoring on his Helsingborg return

David Accam extended his hot form in Sweden by scoring on his Helsingborg return

By Ameenu Shardow

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Striker David Accam responded to his Ghana snub for the 2014 World Cup by scoring the winner and winning the Man-of-the-Match award in Helsingborg’s 1-0 win over Falkenberg on Sunday.

It took the 23-year-old just 26 minutes to find his mark having been thrown in as an 18th minute substitute for Robin Simovic.

The Right to Dream Academy graduate had arrived disappointingly from the Black Stars camp in the Netherlands where he was dropped from the final squad for the World Cup a few hours to the game.

Accam however shook off his massive disappointment to score to help his side to their first win in four games in the Swedish top flight.

The ex Ostersunds’ striker drew inspiration from his ex academy teammate Majeed Waris – who responded to his 2013 Nations Cup snub by scoring FIVE goals while at BK Hacken – to wage his own ‘I told you so’ campaign.

He was not given a chance to prove himself in the 1-0 defeat to the Netherlands in an international friendly before the final squad was named.

Accam had however featured in an earlier exhibition match in Accra where the Black Stars romped a locally select side 6-1.

The 23-year-old was however not picked alongside injured Jerry Akaminko and Jeffrey Schlupp by coach Kwesi Appiah in naming his final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil on Sunday morning.

Accam has now scored seven goals in 10 appearances for Helsingborg in the Swedish top flight – a form that earned him a place in the provisional Ghana squad in the first place.

The Black Stars have since left for the final leg of their preparations in the USA where they are scheduled to play their final friendly match against Korea Republic before travelling to Brazil for the World Cup.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. OGYA says:

    Like I said before this idiot from the Ashanti Region will regret not keeping Accam. I guess he brought him in to see if he will get with the program. Pay Up. But Accam didn’t fall for it.

    He is dumb and ignorant to have left Accam out. Now we all know how stupid he is. Why call him if you are not going to play him, Mr. idiot.

    To drop Accam is totally bias and uncalled for. If Akwesi Appiah really wanted to give Accam a chance then why didn’t he play him at least to see what exactly he could do on the field. Accam is far better than Dede Ayew but for fear of being bashed by his mouthy father just couldn’t cut him. This is sad because now we know that being in the Black Stars depends on your pedigree, big name or if you had established yourself that you can pay to play. That is what Asamoah Gyan has done, paid all these coaches to keep playing for the Black Stars, so they are not interested in developing any other player. For all those who are happy that Accam is cut, celebrate, but he could have been the difference maker in the WC for Ghana, because of his unique set of skills as a striker. Now we all know that Akwesi Appiah is a coward and a wimp.

    For all Ghanaians, what you saw yesterday, the lackluster performance, if you think that is going to improve? you are joking. That is exactly what is going to happen in the coming WC. There will not be any answers for this bull-turn coach when that happens, because he will not have any.

    I feel sorry for this coach, I will be sitting and laughing to see Ghana fall flat on its face at the world cup. To go to this world cup with this porous defense shows how stupid, dumb and naive this Asante idiot is. This is not African football where you show up with any group of players and win a game. His elementary and uneducated mind shows how clueless this moron is. I guess if you are not smart, you are not To not even call up Vorsah or anybody to replace Akaminko is suicidal. I am hoping that we will not be dealing with twerps again after the world cup whether they have signed a two year extension or not.

    I do not trust this coach and I am hoping for the worse.

    • Kwabena says:

      I do not normally play the tribal card, but I think you have insulted Ashantis enough. What has your tribe done for Ghana football? Mention only one thing that your tribe has done for Ghanaian football. I can mention what Ashantis and Kotoko has contributed to Ghana football. What has your tribe done? Many of your tribesmen naturalize for Togo. So please, maybe you will do yourself a greater service if you start commenting about football in Togo because many of your people are more willing to die for Togo than do anything good for Ghana.

    • palm wine tapper says:

      calm the fuck down.What the fuck is wrong with you???kwasi appiah is a bono man from brong Ahafo you dimwit
      .Beside what the hell has his tribe got to do with football???You are no better than those idiots in the comment section of ghanaweb calling prez mahama “pepeni”

    • Kwabena says:

      Ogya you are a disgrace. Ashantis play a central role in Ghana. What people like you do not know is that Ashanti is not a tribe, it was a state with a unified constitution. So Ashanti is diverse. There are many Ashantis who are of northern origins, there are Ashantis who are of a Brong heritage and Ashantis of other quasi-Akyem affiliations in other regions in modern Ghana. Your prejudice and hatred will not take you anywhere. Kwasi Appiah has done what none of your tribesmen has done. So shut up! Your support is NOT needed. If you will not support Akwasi Appiah, it is okay. No one needs your support. Yes, Accam has been dropped. I do not support the inclusion of Adomah but he is already in the team so what can we do. Some time ago, it was Haminu Dramani, he scored the goal that took Ghana to the second round. Then came Kevin-Prince Boateng, he scored the crucial goal that took us to the quarter finals. Today, it is Adomah’s turn. Whether it is favoritism or whatever, he is in the team. We have to support them. If you will not support the team, go to Aflao and cross over to Togo as many of your tribesmen did during the World Cup in 2006 and played for Togo. Kwasi Appiah has done what no one in your tribe has done. None of your tribesmen has even been assistant coach to take ANY team to any prestigious tournament. SO SHUT UP!

      • OGYA says:

        You Kwabena, I will not tell you much but I want you to go back to the history of your Ghana and look around, read as deeply as you can to the history of Ghana from the arrival of Don Diego de Azambuja to the present day Ghana and come and talk to me. If soccer is what you call achievement for the Ashantis then you just confirmed my beliefs about what I said about AAppiah and the stupid Ashantis who have the lowest morals among the tribes of Ghana. Easily manipulated, susceptible to stealing and embezzling of money as well as the least educated and okra mouths. If you are one of them I feel sorry for you. I will hope that Ghana never makes that kind of mistake again

        Look back into your history and come and tell me if its anything to smile about. Obviously you are not a history buff, so will not know the deep history of the bush people of Ghana during the 13th century. The Ashantis are not noted for anything good in Ghana, we try to live with them but actually do not want them around.

        • Kwabena says:

          So what did your people do for Ghana that is so extraordinary. Just look into history and tell us. Ashanti is the largest ethnic group in Ghana. Ashanti has the highest numbers of people in institutions of higher learning and Ashantis started traveling in the 1950s. We are all over the place. With your education, what have you done that is extraordinary? I am Ashanti myself, I vote NDC because my father took me throughout Ghana and I saw the poverty in Ghana and thought a social democratic agenda is good for Ghana. I am not in Ghana anymore, BUT I take exception when I meet some tribalistic members of the NDC who are as tribalistic as some of my Ashanti relatives. It is the narrow mindedness of such persons that is bringing Ghana back. So let us discuss soccer here and not history.

        • Dr edusei. Chicago. MD. MBA. MPH says:

          Stop your stupid tribe talk and Ashanti bashing nonsense. I’m Ashanti and very very educated like Alan as you can see. Just google Alan’s name and read. You moron. Tribe does not mean anything. It’s what you do to yourself.

    • Kofi says:

      Hahahah, your hatred for Asantes is very obvious, but if you care to know, Kwasi Appiah is from BA, Dorma Ahenkro to be precise. You have liberty to express whatever opinion you have but i will advice that you do it devoid of insults and tribal undertones.Little minds argue this way because they can only be noticed when they resort to insults and playing of tribal card, since they have no sensible thing to offer.

      • Kwabena says:

        @Kofi, Kwasi Appiah is from Dormaa Ahenkro? I never knew. Well, OGYA, you have work to do. The Dormaas and the Akyems were the only ones who did not accept membership to the Ashanti Union. So if you are still interested in playing the tribal card, I guess you need to rephrase your insults. Tribalism is so old school, but if you bring it on board, we have to show you your level.

    • don says:

      U are a fool to raised such a comment although i never like him drop but they are alot of players who has experience than him.mind the way u tk u fool

  2. lolvsfunny says:

    Go Go Go Accam… You are the best. You don’t need the world cup to prove your worth. I am sure you will be moving to a bigger club next season and Ghana again will come looking for you.

  3. Ghanaman says:

    ACCAM DIS ACCAM THAT. Come on this guy couldnt score against a local side in ghana. He had chances. The swedish league is poo poo. You hype him up. He failed. IN LIFE YOU MUST BE HUMBLE. I BET YOU HE REGRET GIVEN GSN ALL THE DOLLARS FOR THE CAMPAIGNING. Kwaaasiia. YOU SHOULD HAVE LETS US TEMA BOYS DONE WORK FOR YOU. GSN GYEMI

    • OGYA says:

      So is your Ashanti dumb ass coach with no brain cells to know what is good from bad.

      • Kwabena says:

        Ogya you are causing more harm than good. You are a disgrace. An educated man who can read and write and is talking about tribalism is something you must be ashamed of. Yes, the Ashanti man qualified Ghana to the World Cup. When has any one from your tribe done anything for Ghanaian football? Tell us!

      • Kwabena says:

        My friend what has members of your tribe done that is above what Kwasi Appiah has done. I do not support the inclusion of Adomah, I am Ashanti. Adomah is Akyem. BUT for you to use such harsh words and play the tribal card is a no-no. hat has any member of your tribe done that is more than normal? Has any of your tribes men coached the Black Stars before? Shut up if you have nothing to say.

    • A concerned citizen..2222 says:

      Local side indeed even then coach AA was unfair to put Accam in an awkward position at no. 11 to corner him and given Adomah and Jordan advantage upfront to be recognized. Put him at the no. 7 and let’s see what he can do.

  4. smokey says:

    I think it stinks that he wasnt given a chance last night amd Adomah got the full 90 something is a miss here.

    • Kwabena says:

      Do not forget that some players are equally good but were overlooked. Richard Boakye Yiadom’s team played against Barcelona for 90 minutes and held Barcelona. He has been constant throughout the season. Ebenezer Assifuah is also making strikes in Switzerland. Not to mention the likes of Dominic Adiyiah who’s header caused that Suarez penalty. So we have materials. For him to be part of the 26 is forever on his CV. He only has to work on it and perfect his chances in future. It has happened to Warris before, he came for trials with the Black Stars he could not perform. It has happened to Jordan Ayew too in the past. So Accam must take this as a challenge and prove everyone wrong.

      • A cool Guy says:

        Kwabena..you are very stupid indeed ..Did coach AA give Accam equal opportunity like Jordan, Adomah, Rabiu, Sumaila to justify his inclusion in Ghana vs Holland match??????Where is justice and equal opportunity?

        • Kwabena says:

          A cool guy, he did not give him equal chance so go and arrest him and jail him. FOOL. You do not think. What has Accam done for the Black Stars? Some leagues in Europe are not as competitive as the Ghanaian league. Yes, the Ghanaian league also had a goal king who probably scored more goals than Accam last season. But was he called? Ebenezer Assifuah played for Ghana’s Under 20 and scored goals that took Ghana to the Under 20. Was he called? Richmond Yiadom Boakye also scored many goals in Elche was he called? So the call up is a privilege not a right. In the same way, a place in the World Cup squad is often awarded but not always earned. So please shelf your prejudice. You can go hang yourself if you do not like the selection. Better still, you can choose to turn off your television when Ghana plays. Accam is not going to the World Cup, he might qualify another time, but he did not qualify this time.

        • A cool guy........ says:

          Kwabena apology for going overboad

      • OGYA says:

        You Kwabena, I will not tell you much but I want you to go back to the history of your Ghana and look around, read as deeply as you can to the history of Ghana from the arrival of Don Diego de Azambuja to the present day Ghana and come and talk to me. If soccer is what you call achievement for the Ashantis then you just confirmed my beliefs about what I said about AAppiah and the stupid Ashantis who have the lowest morals among the tribes of Ghana. Easily manipulated, susceptible to stealing and embezzling of money as well as the least educated and okra mouths. If you are one of them I feel sorry for you. I will hope that Ghana never makes that kind of mistake again

        Look back into your history and come and tell me if its anything to smile about. Obviously you are not a history buff, so will not know the deep history of the bush people of Ghana during the 13th century. The Ashantis are not noted for anything good in Ghana, we try to live with them but actually do not want them around.

        • Kwabena says:

          It was my grandfather’s cocoa that Nkrumah taxed that was used to build the many secondary schools and universities in Ghana. It is his cocoa that was taxed to build the many training colleges and hospitals and connect electricity to some deprived areas of Ghana. I am not saying Ashantis are the only ones who did this, but you cannot deny the contribution of Ashantis to Ghana’s development. Although I also respect the contributions made by Northerners, Ewes, Gas, Fantes and EVERYONE else. But Ashanti’s cocoa and gold made a strong impact on Ghana’s economy.

  5. Ghanaman says:

    Ghana wont come looking for him jordan warris and two kotoko strikers will be the futures. Tweeeea. We are all uneducated fools who follow gsn . Chale not me anymore. I deal with the fact information which is confirmed.

  6. legit says:

    just shut it Ogya. what is your damn fucking problem. didnt he play him in the game against the local side? AA realised he could not prove himself, i saw that game myself and he did not do enough. he did not even score a single goal as a striker while atsu scored 3 solid goals. so there was no need to play him against the netherlands to prove anything. he does not have a place in blackstars. maybe in the future. get over youself fool.

  7. Assisi says:

    Ogya (Fire), what u have just described is only your opinion at the end of the day and it counts very little for the coach. It’s the coach’s job that would be on the line if the squad underperforms in Brazil. So leave AA to do his job in his own way.

  8. Ghanaman says:

    Smokey i watched the whole hame on tv. Aduma made good runs. Inkoom makes him look bad. He doesnt pass the ball to adomah. He is trying to do adomahs job. Put opare and aduma or make inkoom play his position. They will connect well. ADOMA IS A TEAM PLAYER JORDAN IS A TEAM PLAYER . Players like kpb plays for themselves.OPEN YOUR SANDY EYES

    • access says:

      Yeah i agree with you Jordan and Ikoom are team players and they fit into the coach tactics…Opare will start ahead of inkoom……..

    • Kwabena says:

      Eh Ghanaman, how much did Adomah pay you? Adomah team player? Yesterday did he give a SINGLE pass to anyone in the match? Can’t you see the players did not want to pass the ball to him? He is not part of the “family”. But anyway, now that he has made it, we have to give him all the respect. He is genetically gifted. He is tall and strong and can do what Haminu Dramani did in the 23 jersey and what KP Boateng did in the 23 jersey. So we will only hope for the best for Adomah.

      • OGYA says:

        You Kwabena, I will not tell you much but I want you to go back to the history of your Ghana and look around, read as deeply as you can to the history of Ghana from the arrival of Don Diego de Azambuja to the present day Ghana and come and talk to me. If soccer is what you call achievement for the Ashantis then you just confirmed my beliefs about what I said about AAppiah and the stupid Ashantis who have the lowest morals among the tribes of Ghana. Easily manipulated, susceptible to stealing and embezzling of money as well as the least educated and okra mouths. If you are one of them I feel sorry for you. I will hope that Ghana never makes that kind of mistake again

        Look back into your history and come and tell me if its anything to smile about. Obviously you are not a history buff, so will not know the deep history of the bush people of Ghana during the 13th century. The Ashantis are not noted for anything good in Ghana, we try to live with them but actually do not want them around.

        • Kwabena says:

          It was my grandfather’s cocoa that Nkrumah taxed that was used to build the many secondary schools and universities in Ghana. It is his cocoa that was taxed to build the many training colleges and hospitals and connect electricity to some deprived areas of Ghana. I am not saying Ashantis are the only ones who did this, but you cannot deny the contribution of Ashantis to Ghana’s development. Although I also respect the contributions made by Northerners, Ewes, Gas, Fantes and EVERYONE else. But Ashanti’s cocoa and gold made a strong impact on Ghana’s economy including Kwasi Appiah’s qualification of Ghana to the World Cup and the many Ashanti players in the Black Stars.

  9. The Spirit says:

    We don’t know what happened at their training camp. But certainly Accam is better than Adomah and even some of the more established players. One wonders why he couldn’t even be given a chance to feature for a few minutes last night. Perhaps AA had already decided to ditch him even before the match and feared any display by Accam will upset his plans. Anyway let’s hope he is able to qualify the team at least from the group stage and that he has not been guilty of bad judgement and poor technical know how.

  10. futbolmad says:

    As a neutral, I am really surprised that a player of Accam’s talent was dropped. All I can say is that I would have been less surprised to see Essien left out. He has lost his pace and his passing is imprecise and may end up being an embarrassment to his colleagues on the big stage.

    • Kwabena says:

      I do not support Adomah’s inclusion. But did you watch the match Accam played against the local Black Stars? It was as if he had been bewitched. Simple simple chances came his way he could not perform. Is this the first time such a thing has happened? NO! Messi scores many goals in Barcelona but does not work so hard in Argentina. It has happened to Abdulmajid Warris before, in the same Black Stars. He came and could not score a single goal. It has happened to Jordan Ayew before, he played against Zambia and could not do anything. So that is how life is. Sometimes, it works for you, sometimes it does not work. So he only needs to go back and polish his game. That is what Warris and Jordan did, now they are back in the team. Where is Richmond Yiadom Boakye? He is out now. So that is how life is. We still have other strikers, Assifuah, Adiyiah and others. The coach had to make a choice and he has made it. We have to support him. At least no matter how bad we think it is, there are 20 players that we all agree deserve to be there because they are the best players. So all we need now is to support the team and give them our prayers. Accam and Schlupp, I feel for them, but they only need to learn because even if they were selected, life would not end with the World Cup. Kwadwo Asamoah was axed in the 2006 World Cup squad, but today, who can deny Kwadwo Asamoah a place in the Black Stars. So that is how life is. There is always a second time.

      • OGYA says:

        You Kwabena, I will not tell you much but I want you to go back to the history of your Ghana and look around, read as deeply as you can to the history of Ghana from the arrival of Don Diego de Azambuja to the present day Ghana and come and talk to me. If soccer is what you call achievement for the Ashantis then you just confirmed my beliefs about what I said about AAppiah and the stupid Ashantis who have the lowest morals among the tribes of Ghana. Easily manipulated, susceptible to stealing and embezzling of money as well as the least educated and okra mouths. If you are one of them I feel sorry for you. I will hope that Ghana never makes that kind of mistake again

        Look back into your history and come and tell me if its anything to smile about. Obviously you are not a history buff, so will not know the deep history of the bush people of Ghana during the 13th century. The Ashantis are not noted for anything good in Ghana, we try to live with them but actually do not want them around.

        • Kwabena says:

          Whether you like it or not, an Ashanti man is handling the team. If you do not like it, you can choose not to support the Black Stars. Tribal affiliations belong to the past. It belongs to my grandparents, not me. In our generation, when you meet a person like you, you first ask him where he grew up, maybe Kumasi, Accra, Koforidua, Takoradi or such an area. After that, you ask him where he did his Secondary School. Then you ask where he did his university. That is the new identity we should be speaking about, NOT tribes and tribal affiliation. Ashanti is from the phrase “Osa nti” meaning “Because of War”. It was a Union like NATO or European Union and it brought together many tribes, including the Dagombas and the Mossis, the Anlo State and several other states. It was an example of an ancient African state. The current Asantehene has a Mossi father. So please, shelf your prejudice. It will not take us anywhere. Unless you want to live in the 17th Century. And if you go that way, there is little you can do to change anything about Ghana’s World Cup fortunes. Accam will not really do much to change our point of elimination.

  11. access says:

    Players to watch out Kwarasey, Gyan.Ayew brothers,Afriyie,Waris,KP>Boateng and Kojo Asamoh.Ghana will win

    this world cup for Africa….Ghana and Brazil will go to the finals…..Ghana will win it in penalty

    shootout

  12. Sexton(tweeaaa) says:

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.MR.DR.COACH K.A. Is Very Very In Hot Waters.KA Hasnt Won Any Match Outside Africa N Ure Going To Faz De Ronaldo’s,Altidore’s,ozil’s N D Rest With This Frefrek)b)’s Team.Tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.We’re Doomed To Fail N We All Know Dat

  13. Olembe says:

    Somebody shld educate me here. Wht time did he fly back to Sweden and score tht goal? cos the match was played jux yesterday and how come he went back to score tht goal

    • Schywee says:

      Well olembe, Holland to Sweden is not more than 2 hrs 10 mins flight.
      And the match was played today.. he came on as a sub in the 17th mins and scored the only goal of the match in 44 mins

      • Kwabena says:

        Guys, I do not support the inclusion of Adomah ahead of Accam, but we must respect Kwasi Appiah’s decision. I have severely criticised Kwasi Appiah in the past for using Derek Boateng ahead of Anthony Annan in defensive midfield. However, at the end of the day, his decision is final. And he did not take it alone. There were people around him who contributed to it. But I think he should have axed one midfielder, and obviously it should have been either Adomah or Wakaso. Schlupp can hold the defense accurately for at least 20 to 45 minutes. And he should have hanged around. At least Schlupp is better than Pappoe but Pappoe contributed to the Black Stars in 2006. With five defenders, we are threading on dangerous grounds. Three of the defenders are prone to yellow cards. And we might have to convert Kwadwo Asamoah and Essien to defenders at some point in the future. Concerning Accam, I think he could not blend into the team. So there might be some grounds to exclude him, although it is painful to axe anyone at this point.

        • OGYA says:

          You Kwabena, I will not tell you much but I want you to go back to the history of your Ghana and look around, read as deeply as you can to the history of Ghana from the arrival of Don Diego de Azambuja to the present day Ghana and come and talk to me. If soccer is what you call achievement for the Ashantis then you just confirmed my beliefs about what I said about AAppiah and the stupid Ashantis who have the lowest morals among the tribes of Ghana. Easily manipulated, susceptible to stealing and embezzling of money as well as the least educated and okra mouths. If you are one of them I feel sorry for you. I will hope that Ghana never makes that kind of mistake again

          Look back into your history and come and tell me if its anything to smile about. Obviously you are not a history buff, so will not know the deep history of the bush people of Ghana during the 13th century. The Ashantis are not noted for anything good in Ghana, we try to live with them but actually do not want them around.

    • lolvsfunny says:

      The Match was played today Man… Check http://www.livescore.com/

  14. Benito says:

    Ogya your very ignorant of the game,this your accam is not matured yet to play for the national team,he may be good lower leagues so shut your big ass and stop spilling your ignorance on this site,you small piece of shit !!! Cock sucker,grow.

    • Cool 'n' collected says:

      Kwabena..and Benito [Ignoramus] ..Did coach AA give Accam equal opportunity like Jordan, Adomah, Rabiu, Sumaila to justify his inclusion in Ghana vs Holland match??????Where is justice and equal opportunity? Pele was 17 when he played World cup, How about that? Foreign coach would have selected this guy to become a revelation. Dick into Ghana soccer records, Rev, Osei Kofi was very young and smallish but huge talent, Likewise Offei Dodo and John Bannerman

      • Kwabena says:

        My friend stop talking nonsense. If it was merit, then I think Richmond Yiadom Boakye and Ebenezer Assifuah deserved a call up before Accam. Why? Yiadom Boakye plays a tougher league than the Swedish league and nothing good has come out of Swedish football. So do not talk about equal opportunities here. He got a chance in the match between the Stars and the locals, he could not do ANYTHING. So give us a break. I had some sympathy for Accam but the way some people are talking nonsense here, I think he deserved to be axed. If you are a goalking in a league that has no bearing and you fail to perform in a call up, what do you expect? It happened to Warris and it happened to Jordan. So why are people so upset that Accam could not make it?

        • OGYA says:

          You Kwabena, I will not tell you much but I want you to go back to the history of your Ghana and look around, read as deeply as you can to the history of Ghana from the arrival of Don Diego de Azambuja to the present day Ghana and come and talk to me. If soccer is what you call achievement for the Ashantis then you just confirmed my beliefs about what I said about AAppiah and the stupid Ashantis who have the lowest morals among the tribes of Ghana. Easily manipulated, susceptible to stealing and embezzling of money as well as the least educated and okra mouths. If you are one of them I feel sorry for you. I will hope that Ghana never makes that kind of mistake again

          Look back into your history and come and tell me if its anything to smile about. Obviously you are not a history buff, so will not know the deep history of the bush people of Ghana during the 13th century. The Ashantis are not noted for anything good in Ghana, we try to live with them but actually do not want them around.

          • Kwabena says:

            Go to Cote D’Ivoire, the Akans in Cote D’Ivoire exported their cocoa at the full rate and they bought property in France and Belgium. But my grandparents and many Ashanti and Akan people of the 50s and 60s were given a small amount of money for their cocoa which Nkrumah sold for a fortune and used to develop Ghana. I am not judging Nkrumah negatively, but Ashantis have also contributed their quota. So do not undermine what Asanteman has done for Ghana.

        • Kwabena rather talking nonsebse says:

          Brlieve you me Yiadom Boakye is very good but i don’t know why they did not select him but i’m talking about equal opportunity to justify his inclusion

  15. Nii Noi says:

    Kwasi Appiah is not Ashanti I am afraid. He is Bono from Brong Ahafo. Why do you guys have to link everything to tribes. People who always talk about tribes in my view are ways tribalistic.

  16. Blaq Mann says:

    Ogya for your information AA is not Ashanti but Brong, tell your brother accam there’s time for everything. He is not yet ripe for black stars.you fucking fool

  17. Ghanaman says:

    Kwabena he is not paying me nothing. If he was he would not be getting critism from us. I work in tema with some well know sports personals. Adomah is a good winger. He does not recieve the ball alot. Massa dont be uneducated fool.

    • Kwabena says:

      Alright, Ghanaman, educate us. So far you are the only one who is saying anything positive about Adomah. He is a good winger? Educate us. When was the last time he crossed ANY ball that was successfully completed? All his passes are missed. And when was the last time any Ghanaian team relied on a winger? Men, we have two right wingers, do we need another one when we have only six defenders and know that some players are red card candidates? You saw how depleted our team was when we played Brazil in 2006.

      In my view, yes, Adomah has been included. At least, Kwasi Appiah can be given the benefit of the doubt. So let us just try to get Adomah to give off his best. BUT honestly speaking, Adomah has a long way to go. He is genetically gifted, but does he have the same fire and determination that was in the eyes of Haminu Dramani? And why couldn’t he break into any top club after he joined the Black Stars almost 3 years ago. He is a British-born player and he should have gotten a better team. Let us just hope for the best but Adomah has a lot of skeptics to convince. Let’s hope he does what Haminu Dramani did in 2006.

      • OGYA says:

        You Kwabena, I will not tell you much but I want you to go back to the history of your Ghana and look around, read as deeply as you can to the history of Ghana from the arrival of Don Diego de Azambuja to the present day Ghana and come and talk to me. If soccer is what you call achievement for the Ashantis then you just confirmed my beliefs about what I said about AAppiah and the stupid Ashantis who have the lowest morals among the tribes of Ghana. Easily manipulated, susceptible to stealing and embezzling of money as well as the least educated and okra mouths. If you are one of them I feel sorry for you. I will hope that Ghana never makes that kind of mistake again

        Look back into your history and come and tell me if its anything to smile about. Obviously you are not a history buff, so will not know the deep history of the bush people of Ghana during the 13th century. The Ashantis are not noted for anything good in Ghana, we try to live with them but actually do not want them around.

  18. Emmaxy says:

    Who is this stupid idiot call Ogya from? How the f**k does he think he is? If u have a problem of those that are drop call FIFA and ask him why didn’t he let every country bring hundred players. That way, all Ghana players would have chance to stay in the game. Kwasiiiiia !! If u have brains to no and to chose players aa anka Ghana fuo frewo de coaching job no maawo. Gyimiiii !! Stop that ur insolence insult that u raining on the coach. Maybe none of ur family members can never got to where he is in every aspects. Kwasiaa bi ba! If u afraid Ghana will loose aa join pigs Cus they are the ones that has no brains and eat shit just like u.

  19. Ghanaman says:

    Was accam really involed in the game! Or is gsn doing thier stupid campaigning again. Accam call osie bonsu in tema. He will tell you about reporters from gsn. They chop money like fufu. Naira dollars pound sterlings everything. They not easy accam

  20. Obsver says:

    Yeah on fifa13

  21. smokey says:

    @Ghanaman I watched the game too I think Adomah did ok but I was making the point that Accam should of been given a chance thats all bro.

  22. A concernedcitizen says:

    I told you so…Dr, AA was unfair to let Accam justify his inclusion in Ghana vs Holland match.

  23. A concernedcitizen says:

    I told you so…Dr, AA was unfair to let Accam justify his inclusion in Ghana vs Holland match.

  24. luomo says:

    i remember a certain peter ijeh who banged in goals with relative ease in the swedish league back then for malmo but when he was given the chance in the nigerian jersey he was a big flop…the coach is with the team and knows better

    • Kwabena says:

      My guy, what good thing has come out of Swedish football? From 1994, the days of Martin Dahling and Brolin and co, they have not done anything exceptional, until they presented Ibrahimovic. No Swedish team has done anything in the UEFA Champions League and their league is relatively soft. My friend, we have Haminu Dramani and co who could have also gotten the chance Accam got so no one should force anything down anyone’s throat. The way people are talking makes me upset. Akwasi Appiah has selected Adomah ahead of Accam. Those who don’t like it can choose not to watch Ghana’s game!

      • OGYA says:

        You Kwabena, I will not tell you much but I want you to go back to the history of your Ghana and look around, read as deeply as you can to the history of Ghana from the arrival of Don Diego de Azambuja to the present day Ghana and come and talk to me. If soccer is what you call achievement for the Ashantis then you just confirmed my beliefs about what I said about AAppiah and the stupid Ashantis who have the lowest morals among the tribes of Ghana. Easily manipulated, susceptible to stealing and embezzling of money as well as the least educated and okra mouths. If you are one of them I feel sorry for you. I will hope that Ghana never makes that kind of mistake again

        Look back into your history and come and tell me if its anything to smile about. Obviously you are not a history buff, so will not know the deep history of the bush people of Ghana during the 13th century. The Ashantis are not noted for anything good in Ghana, we try to live with them but actually do not want them around.

  25. kuukuphilly says:

    Am very disappointed in coach appiah.

  26. Prince says:

    My brothers. Please rest all these ethnic differences. I’m an Ashanti . Black stars is not for any tribe. I like the way Accam scores goals. He is really clinical. But I think we have better strikers than him. He is only a promising star and I thank god for that talent for ghana. He is only 23 he keeps playing no one can take his place from him for the black stars. I wish Boakye Yiadom made the squad. But the coach can only 23 . I can’t complain. But I will say this is the most fair black stars squad ever. All the guys that made it deserve to be there. For players like accam , Jeffery and Boakye , they deserve to be there but couldn’t get there because of number limitations. Let’s support Ghana. Let’s support AA and the players . God bless mother Ghana

  27. thomas dakwa says:

    @ kwabena lmao!!

  28. thomas dakwa says:

    eiiiii kwabena !!! u killing me lol high fives

  29. Ghanaman says:

    @kwabena tweeaaa. Gya gya. When whipped in 3 crosses is the holland game. The cross to kasa. Brother no one cross in that game. African cup of nation he crossed for guan to score. Tuniasia friendly he came in and changed the game when we were loosing. Is your tv black and black? Dont you see no images. You are stuck in your old age chale. Fact of the matter is he is going to brazil so support him and our beloved country or go and support zambia. Kwasia. No knowlege boy. I have travelled and see many matches all over the world. I and my colleges can feel some of the boys in the team do not want the young man to shine. He make spaces and they dont pass to him?
    We are so stuck in our african ways we think football is all about dribling. Simple football is vital sometimes. I like the guy because i see his capability. Probably the best crosser we have but doent get a lot of chANce to croas because our right back inkoom want to show of and attack attack. Come on now my friend. Appologies for any insults. Its passion. 1 love from tema

    • Kwabena says:

      Personally, I think Adomah is genetically gifted. His height and potential speed as a second half substitute could help. But he has to work on himself. That is all. But the way some people are talking Accam Accam is getting me upset. This axing thing once affected Abdul Majid Warris. He was then in the Swedish league and he was scoring like nobody’s business. But he was axed. No one complained. He came back in October and banged two goals against Egypt. Who questioned Warris’ inclusion in the World Cup? It also happened to Jordan Ayew. He was axed. People talked we went for the tournament and came back. Jordan moved from Marseilles and within his short spell in Sochaux, he was independent and he learnt new things. Now, Jordan does not wait for passes in Black Stars games. He tackles like Gattuso. Who is questioning his inclusion. So why should Accam’s case be different? We do not need more than four strikers. We have all the strikers we need. So please, let Accam go and do his homework and come back better. After all, Richmond Yiadom Boakye did not get the same chance Accam got. Mahatma Otoo and Ebenezer Assifuah and Dominic Adiyiah did not get that chance. So he should be thankful and go back and work harder.

  30. Dr Who says:

    Some of you talk as if you love the Black Stars for that matter Ghana more than Coach Appiah.He has been with these players for some days..do u know what he saw at training?..Accam may be good but not good enough for this WC.His time will come if he works hard.Accam had a chance to play against the local BS so those saying he wasnt given a chance should stop saying that.The likes of Baba Abdul Rahman & Awal Mohammed were called several times by AA but never had a single match to play.At least Accam was given a chance to start a game against the locals.Lets leave the coach to do his work.We will fire him if were are not satisfied with his output.

  31. gwegwes bogwes says:

    accam was dropped few hrs 2 de dutch game; he wasn’t given a try at all. accam played 2day 4 his club . he was introduced in de 18th munite and he scored in de 44th munite for his club. dis guy is far better dan adumah ; he can play on both sides of de wings. On accam, I think he wasn’t fairly treated by AA. at least give him a match trial 4 all 2 see . And I dn’t think shrlupp is dat bad ; no player jux walks into a team and fits well without buts, der was pressure on hom 2 perform . He wld hv been himself after a second trial game 4 him. considering de number chances given inkuum and adomah and dey playing lyk dis shows dey are jux not cut 4 de black stars. Also one finds it very difficult 2 understand ; upon assuming mantle as head coach of de stars, AA never bothered 2 invite owusu abeyie and kumordze though dey were doing very well 4 their respective clubs.
    last of all we sit and complain abt our ryt full back position whilst a well built seth konadu does de business very well 4 sfc Scfxian in Tunisia. he won caf cap with dem last year.

  32. Concern citizen says:

    Ogya or what you call yourself. Here is a platform to show our support to our national team and not to insult each other based on our tribal affiliation. Gone are the days when ashantis were least educated because our parents were afraid of our safety when we leave home to our various learning places.Ashantis are now among the most educated tribes in Ghana.Check for yourself from our various learning institutions.Come to United States of America to find out if I am telling the truth or not. Ashantis are hard-working tribe in Ghana and that is seen in Ghana and .over the world.Some tribes do not feel comfortable with Ashantis due to our wealth, smartness, and hard-working. Whether Ashanti or Nzema, we must understand that we are the same people. Why can’t we do away with this negative mentally and forge together to develop our dear country Ghana.

  33. Franknaros says:

    Akwasi Appiah got it wrong as much as we have no choice than to support Ghana at this world cup. Albert Adomah has played about 15 matches so far for Ghana and has scored only once and even worse, he’s never impressed so how does Akwasi Appiah justify his inclusion??? He was a passenger the whole of the second half against Holland and couldn’t use the ball whenever he had it in the first half, and it’s not the first time we’ve seen him play for Ghana. Now there’s a whole lot of rumours flying around, some talking of bribery and corruption, others ethnicism. As much as it’s a good thing we want to give our local coaches a chance, these are some of the many reasons many are against it.

  34. Spirit says:

    Personally, i dont have a problem with who goes to the world cup or not. But when a promising star is dropped for someone under performing like Adomah then eye browns will definitely be raised. I share the same sentiments with whoever thinks Accam was not treated fairly. The dynamics of the woridcup callup is funny for a lot of reasons because some players are just included for monetary reasons and so dont be surprise Adomah never gets to play any match in the world cup. The stakes are so high in the current squad to give room to adomah to play ahead of key players. I I recall correctly Adomah was brought in the very time Andre Ayew was dropped for the 2013 Afcon and was given the 10 jersey to completely replace Ayew. But we all saw what happend and I know our coach would never try that mistake in his life again. He knows the players he needs to use to win matches and if you are still wondering why some people who dont deserve a place are there then your guess should be as good as mine because its all football politics.
    Wheather we like it or not. we now have our 23 man squad and there is no reason to shout yet because our starting eleven is what would define what the coach is trying to do and the results would speak for itself . So hold your breath and watch because I know the coach is not stupid at all.

  35. adwoa says:

    Hi all. I noe this place has predominant male commenters but i ll do this. I think u all have very interesting perspectives on our game and team as a whole nd its nice to c stuff from ur points of view. Im surprised however at the insults and abuses being rained here. Why?? This is unhealthy nd low. Also the tribalistic attacks are so uncalled for. None is better than the other. We are all GHANAIANS. lets enjoy our football like we always do. In oneness joy and feverish Passion. Long live Ghana long live the Blackstars!!!!! Whoop whoop

  36. mr sports says:

    if a whiteman drop a player ghanaian will says he nos his job ,bt blackman do he is a fool or stupid .if i dont no anything AA is de most hamble prson i ve even seen .Evn dose who a insult dis man ,he can be de same age as ur father .so if AA win a game a u gona shout goal dus where GOD jedgement comes in .I m really shock to dis behaviour among some pple ,evn white has now having respect for blacks and luk at wht we a doing .OH LORD hve mercy

  37. sammy says:

    Its sad to see some pple still playing the tribal card wen u can find players from all over the country in the team. Accam is a left footed winger who wen asked to play as a central striker wen we played Zambia said he cudnt.
    So I ask the person playing the tribal card, which of our left foot players will u drop for ur man?? Dede A yew, warris, kwadwo Asamoah n Wakaso(who can play on both wings, as a no10, central midfield, at left back n also very gud with set pieces.)
    You cant drop Adomah for him coz they both play different positions.
    Its the coach who brought him as well Atsu in before anyone got to know abt them n if he says he’s not ready now why wud u disrespect him. The guy is young n gud nd if he continues with wat he’s doing the sky will be the limit

  38. Dan says:

    Hello guys. Let’s not think the coach made his decisions based on Ghana’s match with Netherlands only. He is being paid to do the work. There’s no way he can please all 25 million coaches in Ghana. None of us could done the selection in such a way that everybody will be happy. Also, we should disagree with insulting one another. Anyone who truly respect himself,respects others. Go Africa, Go Ghana, Go black stars, Go Akwasi Appiah.

  39. mam gana says:

    Acam is still young and i think he has more years ahead. Players like KP, J AYEW AND ESSIEN AND MUNTARI, GYAN, ALMOST ALL THE PLAYERS APART FROM OPARE ANDRE AND JONATHAN MENSAH ALL HAVE THEIR LAST WC SO ACAM AND THE ATIFFUAH AND BOAKYE YIADOM WILL TAKE OVER.

  40. Politicsuk says:

    I watched the holland game. I was at the staduim. Adomah can be impressive just like he does for his club if they pass him the ball more often. They left him out the game purposely. One or two players wanted him to look bad. But he kept on running back to help inkoom.
    You have to be in the staduim to see the fuckries that was going on.
    David accam is a good player and will be part of the future ghana team when players like kpb decides to retire again.
    I dont really understand why the media compares him to accam. They both good players but adomah plays in the championship which is more competetive than the swedish top league.
    I hope the people who were watching the game all saw the funny vibes. They played to take him out. God willingly it didnt happen.
    I thank the person who gave Adomah all the motivation to stay focus. God bless him. If i was in adomahs position on staturday. I would have walked of the pitch n probably slaped inkoom for not passing lol.
    Case close adomah is off to brazil.

  41. soccer brain says:

    pls ogya apologize for the insult and tribal comment , it is out of the game pls kwabena and others your insults in correcting ogya is not the best , let us calm down what we need is unity for the team to do the impossible .
    i think accam , baba yiadom and others are for the next generation .
    what i think we should be worried for now is our defense and i hope AA get it right so it will not be our Achilles heals .
    for the first time we have lot of strikers and are young too there is hope for ghana football .i see more competition in the striking department good for ghana .

  42. Nana Yaw says:

    Ogya very Stupid person. Have you eaten at all? Poverty go kill you and your stupid tribe. No Ewe Ghana team, team made up with Akans and Notherners. Ogya let us knke your tribe please! A village man insane thats who u are, talking about tribalism at this present era. You say you`re educated. What a fooooooool….!

  43. Nana Yaw says:

    I meant no Ewe in black stars.

  44. James, says:

    To Nana Yaw, I think we have Christian Atsu in the the Black Stars. Away from that, I blame GSN for not putting in place any security mechanism to block offensive comments. The editor also sometimes make some horrible grammatical errors in his reportage. But even if Ghana Soccernet makes the platform so porous that any comments can be posted on it, what about we the commentators? Are we not matured enough? Furthermore, it will happen to Germany like it happened to France in 2002 where they went home after the group stage. Ghana and Portugal will qualify from our group, leaving out Joachim Loew and Jurgen Klinnsmann.