Player Ratings: Ghana 2-2 Germany – Find out how Black Stars players rated against the Germans

Ghana held Brazil to a 2-2 draw in Fortaleza

Ghana held Brazil to a 2-2 draw in Fortaleza

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The Black Stars put up a gallant display against European giants Germany in a 2-2 stalemate and left with faint hopes of qualification. 

Andre Ayew restored parity for Ghana with a powerful header before Asamoah Gyan handed Ghana a 2-1 lead with a powerful half-volley but the Germans equalised 19 minutes from time.

GHANAsoccernet.com’s Akyereko Frimpong Manson rates the performance of Kwesi Appiah’s men.

Fatau Dauda (GOALKEEPER) 7/10

The Orlando Pirates man took the gloves from Adam Kwarasey who manned the post in the first game and overly impressed against the Germans. Showed quick and instant reaction to deny Muller in the first-half.

Harrison Afful (RIGHT-BACK) 8/10

Struggled to keep the slippery Ozil under control as the Arsenal went free on most occasions. But as the tie wore on, the pocket-size full-back showed a lot of class with his defending and surging runs. His cross found Andre Ayew which he headed home magically.

Kwadwo Asamoah (LEFT-BACK) 8/10

What a night the Juventus man had. Kwesi Appiah’s decision to play him at that role drew criticism from various quarters but on the night the versatile man showed enough quality and strong performance.

Jonathan Mensah (CENTER-BACK) 8/10

Courageously gallant in defence. Blocks Toni Kroos’s goal-bound effort at goal. The Evian TG man was solid enough at the back to keep Thomas Muller and his company at bay. Was one of Ghana’s best performers on the night.

John Boye (CENTER-BACK) 8/10

Took bulk of the criticisms after the first game but if there is anyway to return more solidly and impressive then the Stade Rennes man had it right. Timely and apt with his tackle. Kept Muller under close marking at least for the best parts of the first half. Read the German attack very well.

Rabiu Mohammed (MIDFIELD) 7.5/10

Tried his to gag the space in the middle and fared well against experienced Sami Khedira and Toni Kroos which shows that Rabiu is ready for the big stage.

Christian Atsu (FORWARD) 8.5/10

Menacing on the right flanks. Provided a sweet low cross for Gyan but the Ghana captain hit his effort just wide. Called Manuel Neuer to duty with a fierce drive. Exciting night. Cut the Germans open with glee.

Sulley Muntari (MIDFIELD) 8.5/10

Wonderful defense-splitting crosses and passes. His long perfect pass found Gyan and the captain buried his effort neatly to give Ghana a 2-1 lead. Ghana’s best man on the field.

Kevin-Prince Boateng (FORWARD) 5.5/10

Refused to be disrupted by German boos as he kept his calm and composure but he failed to warm himself into the game and was taken off just 6 minutes into the second-half. Replaced by Jordan Ayew.

Asamoah Gyan (FORWARD) 7.5/10

Inspirational and skilful. Scored Ghana’s second goal with a fine half-volley which beat Neuer. His brilliant trickery on Höwedes wowed the entire the entire stadium. Legend!!!

Andre Ayew (FORWARD) 7.5/10

The link up with Kevin-Prince Boateng failed to work and the supplies didn’t get much to him. But the son of the African football legend warmed himself into the game and scored the equaliser with a powerful glancing header.

SUBSTITUTES

Jordan Ayew (FORWARD) 5.5/10

Wakaso Mubarak (MIDFIELD) 6/10

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (MIDFIELD) 6/10

What do you make of the rating? Do you agree with the writer? Was Muntari Ghana’s best or Harrison Afful or Kwadwo Asamoah? Make your views known in the box below:

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Jonathan says:

    I’m still waiting for all those useless naysayers who kept wishing doom for Ghana. Im glad they shut u and everyone else up. Ghana played their hearts out today and those boys deserve all the credit in the world. AA has shown that he really knows what he is doing, the game plan worked well and put Germany at bay the whole first half.

    • Ghfuo, heaven is NOT for fools says:

      AA is our problem
      AA is the one giving us all these problems. Wat did Badu come n do in this game? Mensah is the reason we didn’t conceded more goals. I don’t know why boye was even brought in in the 2half. Kpb is not committed. We don’t need him. Acquah would have hustled better. Aa is mentally constipated. Imagine kasa on the wings today. He would have gotten into the 18nuff times! We needed for go.win today. How are we going to beat Portugal with more goals? It’s possible but not easy . Boyee should have seen that Goetze had gotten inside of afful. Before the cross was sent. He went totally for wats going on from afar. Rather than paying attention to what was beside him, goetze
      We should won this game. We lost from the bench. Boye messes up against usa and u give him a start again? When I insult aa. Ppl say I’m disrespecting, but look! We are played with vigor and hustle…but aa that hardheaded coconut is why we didn’t win.
      U use kasa on the wing. U replace rabiu with acquah or essien. U remove boye for sumaila. Dauda was watching the player in the second goal, not the ball. Boye played well in the firsthalf. it his mistakes what cost us. Then u remove atsu for wakasso? Another poor decision. Look at the year atsu had with his club this or and how he played?. Wakasu barely played any games this season. AA brought in 3 subs. Only jordan did smthing better. Badu n wakaso didn’t impact the game in any way. Defence wins tournaments, but u didn’t make any changes to defence(boye). Dummy!
      AA why did u bring in Badu, wakasu n jordan. 2 mids and 1 striker. Wen uknow that defence wins tournaments. This is must win game. Uhve sumaila, acquah, essien n warris all better than boye, wakasso, Badu, jordan. In a must win game? Octopus sef predict give us, still we no fit win? Ebei aa!

      • ike@Ghana says:

        I think either have your own problems with the coach or you don’t understand what you are doing. You just want to attack the coach for nothing. The kind of substitution you are talking about and your attack on Boye and J. Mensah show that your knowledge about the game is nothing to write home about.
        Kindly note that this is a public platform and the kind of language and words you use depicts who you are.
        I hope you know that growing up children are advised against insulting their peers, not to mention adults.
        YOU ARE WHAT YOU SAY.

    • Kofi USA says:

      This performance was not a tactical mastery by AA.It was the WILL of the players not to bow out. AA’s changes in the second half proves his lack of game vision,
      KPB belongs to the midfield to pass balls and tackle, and is never a better STRIKER than Waris (or even Jordan). AA reacts to what opposing coaches do, which sometimes negates his own plan: Atsu was a headache for Germany but his replacement Wakaso was a disaster,

  2. kobby L says:

    I agree Jonathan, there were soo many so called black stars fans who were claiming that we would be packing our bags even before kick off. I wonder what rubbish they will come here to say again. Kmt. We were fantastic today and even fantastic against usa but just desperately unlucky. By Gods grace every thing can go our way from now on, go Blackstars!

  3. bestinfo says:

    Is gonna be like this. Lose, drew and win then we are through. .God is on our side. Best match of the tournament. Black stars more vim

  4. Senegalese says:

    Congrats to Ghana, they played great football and could have killed the game with a 3 – 1 lead. Jordan definitely does not deserve a 5. In my opinion, he was the worst player judging the time he played.
    I am proud of the players, I really hope they win against Portugal and qualify for the next stage.

  5. Boro says:

    I disagree with Jordan’s ratings. He deserves a negative rating because his presence subtracted than helping the team. He should never be invited into the national team after this tournament. He is not a team player. I knew he was a selfish player but never know he could be that wicked and stupid,

    • mukmin says:

      Yes Jordan messed up big time but he also had same positives as well he was better than Boateng that’s for sure, don’t forget we started the game 0-0, at the point of his entrance we were down a goal and we ended up scoring 2 goals and conceding 1 after his introduction so on the whole his introduction was a net plus. However he should have squared the ball for Gyan after he made that run but that is still not the reason we drew the game, we drew because of poor defending had we not conceded two cheap goals we should have won 2-0, A good defensive team should be able to hold onto a 1 goal lead. We have to work on are lapses of concentration big time. How can our defenders allow a midget like Gotze to head the ball between the two of you it’s incredible.

  6. Pinkus says:

    Well done Stars. But we could have won this match except for the selfishness of Jordan Ayew. If the Germans had his chance they would have passed to the last man who was Asamoah Djan. AKwasi why should you pick Jordan ahead of Waris. indeed, Waris would have given Asamoah the pass.

  7. sharky says:

    What a bias rating. So are you saying Muntari played better than Dede Ayew? Its a Joke..

    • The truth says:

      We should have won. A.A did great taking with the starting lineup as well us taking out the underperforming and lazy kpb. Jordan should learn to be less selfish. Otherwise this game was great, we should have won but a draw is ok. Dauda, you are the man!!!!!! Thanks for such a great goal keeping. Let’s all support Portugal tomorrow.

  8. junior says:

    Ghana did so well,kudos to the boys all needed now is favour,for the u.s.a to lose by God’s grace..All glory belongs to God.AA did well but needs to be courageous with some of his decisions.

  9. Ghanaman says:

    I am waiting for all those Dauda haters ,so glad he shut them up by his brilliant performance.You see now y he has a big fan base in Brazil??

  10. Franknaros says:

    Great draw but why leave your fate in someone’s hands? Could Akwasi Appiah had made changes right after the goal and closed the game for the rest of the match? That’s what I would have done as a coach and Ghana could have a well deserved 3 points right now. Bring on Afriyie Acquah for Sulley, especially considering he had a yellow card and could miss next match, and bring on Agyemang Badu like he did, pack the midfield and play a lone striker for the rest of the game. The changes would also have disrupted the German momentum which probably wouldn’t have picked up again. That would have been a win for Ghana. If Akwasi Appiah really knew what he was doing like you said Jonathan, we would have won this game. With that crop of players we have, any idiot can still do something with the team regardless of whatever senseless tactics he plays. All credit to the boys though, they really did work their socks off. Let’s see what happens between Portugal and USA.

    • woodini says:

      Thank you so much. I was here screaming for Appiah to pack the midfiled and disrupt the movement of the Germans. I was hooting for Sulley to be replaced cos he was tired and committing silly fouls. Even my grandmother said why is Sulley still playing. Appiah is clueless. No wonder Sulley got his second yellow. I saw it coming. Appiah cost us two games. And Jordan, what a selfish idiot. He was playing for himself. He will never be a good player with this selfishness

  11. real sabacious says:

    What did you guys watch?Jordan brought urgency in our attack when he came,he was taking the German’s defence on with ease.it’s unfortunate he decided not to pass the ball to Gyan who could have scored

    • PAPA says:

      nothing unfortunate about that. he did the same thing twice! asamoah gyan free on both occasions. i dont know what he is looking for but i can tell u , next match we need waris in there.

      i was busy screaming during the match to replace muntari. he was tired. he played well but he cant last 90mins most of the time. now he cant play the next match. the coach really needs to improve.

  12. real sabacious says:

    Anyway thumb up to Afful for putting up a decent performance.I was one of his doubters

  13. Edmund says:

    soooo many chances were bloated away and that denied Ghana from winning the game.
    But in all actual fact the Ghanaian players played their hearts out and a I personally believe with such charisma in their last group match will see them through the 1/16.
    Go Ghana! !! Go Africa! !!!.

  14. bisa says:

    Former France striker Thierry Henry

    Match of the Day analyst

    Germany 2-2 Ghana

    Posted at 21:58

    “I said I didn’t know if Ghana would come back if Germany scored first, but I was proved wrong. But Jordan Ayew had the chance to put Ghana 3-1 up and he didn’t pass to his team-mates who were better positioned. We said at the time that Ghana would pay for that – and they paid.”

    Credit: BBC

    • Ghfuo, heaven is NOT for fools says:

      DEFENCE lost us the game, nlt offense. Our defense was easily porous esp. After the first half. Aa. Flight on 2 mids and a striker. He should have brought on 2 defenders and a mid. Our strikers were doing fine. It was in defence, boye that we had problems. Why did he even sub atsu?

  15. Papa Yaw says:

    To me Jordan performed better than Kevin when he came on, his only flaw was not passing that ball to Gyan

  16. Edmund says:

    soooo many chances were bloated away and that denied Ghana from winning the game.
    But in all actual fact the Ghanaian players played their hearts out and a I personally believe with such charisma in their last group match will see them through the 1/16.
    Let’s not blame Jordan too much because he also brought some sharpness in the attacking machinery. !! Go Africa! !!!.

  17. keith from germany says:

    sabacious thanks for being fair towards afful.
    Afful was my man of the match.
    k.asamoah was dread.
    Fatau dauda was great.he was solid n his confidence level is very high.
    he has proved me wrong.
    Ghana will qualify from the group because portugal we beat usa n we will beat portugal.
    mark it on the wall

  18. sam says:

    Ghana should have won this game. Muntari please pull ur pants up. Appiah should have taken out Muntari as he got tired. Now he is suspended. I think he is great when in possession but too wayward without the ball.Tactical discipline and we would have won this game.
    Atsu is a revelation.

  19. eben says:

    @papa and boro; while Jordan was selfish, he is not the only player who has been selfish in this team. I do agree that his selfishness may have caused us this game, but Atsu is also a selfish player but you guys have never criticized him. especially against U.S he was the reason we why we didn’t produce offensively because he wasted many chances trying to score instead of passing. So while I agree with your criticism of Jordan, you guys should be unbiased with criticism by been consistent and not choose one from two selfish players.

  20. Kweku Ananse says:

    What a match full of flair, tactical discipline and tremendous wits.

    Sadly, Jordan Ayew selfishly threw away the begging opportunity to consoladate Ghana’s goal supremacy.

    It appears Jordan ego following the Ghana-Korea friendly is affected more with swollen-headedness

    Coach Appiah should muster the courage to drop him for Waris. This was simply unforgivable

    On the whole,
    1. Muntari played his role very well by covering more ground, thwarting and disrupting many of the German moves while playing very physical to wear them down.
    - tactically he performed superbly

    2. Would prefer Andre Ayew to start taking defenders more on one-on-one situation. He’s so lethal whenever he plays that way.

    3. Hope Asamoah Gyan recognizes that a win for Ghana is a win for all.
    Like Jordan, he should avoid personal honor and look at total success.
    We just do not care who scores. All we crave for his a win.

    4. Atsu certainly proved dangerous and only need to improve his ball crossing. Not sure why he was substituted especially when he was a real torment for the German defense

    5. Kudos to Afful, Kwadwo Asamoah & especially Jonathan Mensah who was so stalwart in defence.

    6. Duada should be advised that once you lose a crossing, your chances as a goalkeeper to save the situation is greatly diminished.
    Good goalkeepers therefore try always to move out and use their aerial advantage to punch or catch the ball.

    In a nutshell, the Ghanaians truly proved their worth and made the continent proud by taking the game to the tournament favorites, Germany.
    No doubt Joachim Loew got so frustrated.

  21. favouredman says:

    I guess the guys did their best. Luck wasn’t on their side but they fought well and were so close.At least they played a good football but lets see what is in store for them.

  22. Boro says:

    @eben you probably did not read my comments after the US match. I critisised Atsu so much that i never wanted him to be part of todays game. He actually changed that atitude in todays match and saw him combining effectively with Afful. He was sometimes coming back to cover for Afful. In the case of Jordan it is unforgiveable most especially when he had clear opportunity to just pass Gyan who had called you and is in a better position to score with just simple square pass. Ghana would have been 3 goals up and would have gone ahead to add more or won the match. In that case we would’nt worry about tomorrows match and you make such a stupid decision by going for glory.

  23. isquared says:

    Since we did NOT lose, congrats Black Satrs!!! By the way, GSN, we played against Germany and NOT BRAZIL as in your picture caption.
    But as I commented before the game this is an average German team that we should have beaten if coach Appiah had selected the right players for a 3-5-2 formation with Essien (Sumalia, if Michael was not 100% fit) partnering Boye and Mensah as the back three and hard-running/tackling Badu and Dede moving up/down the flanks supporting both defensively and offensively. With Asamoah as the central midfielder flanked by defensive midfielders Rabui and Muntari, Germany would NOT have scored even a goal. With Gyan and KPB/Warris upfront, Ghana would have scored at least 2 goals.
    Even with coach Appiah’s selection, should have brought in Badu for KPB BEFORE Germany’s 1st goal shifting Atsu behind Gyan, Essien for a very deservingly tired Muntari, and Warris instead of Jordan for Atsu. This was a game we should have bagged 3 points in order to control our own destiny. Instead, our progression now depends on Portugal and Germany both beating the US. Another point, unless Kwarasey was injured, the goalie change was unnecessary as either goalie would have conceded our 4 goals so far as all were due to defensive lapses… only way was if we had the goalie for Nigeria, Mexico, Costa Rica or Chile who made miraculous incredible saves for their respective teams. Anyway, GO PORTUGAL and GERMANY!!! (against the US, of course….:-)

  24. PITO says:

    JORDAN Ayew is A striker! He is not a defender. What is the assurance that if he had passed the ball to Gyan.
    1) Gyan will have cooly collected it 2) Not miss his footing and 3) Scored ?

    Jordan Ayew did VERY well by me, we still need to talk to him though.

  25. shamun says:

    Action speaks for itself as fatau dauda show us that a gift is always from God not his haters,bravo dauda

  26. adams says:

    His ratings wer absolutely perfect. Surely Muntari did all de dirty jobs,really sad to miss de next match buh God been on our side we shall win widout him..

  27. ike@Ghana says:

    I strongly disagree with the ratings. Atsu and Sulley played very well but not better than any of our back four. Honestly, They kept us in the game throughout the 90 minutes. Dede did a lot of defensive and attacking work and capped a nice display with a superbly headed goal. Captain Gyan was also fantastic during the night.
    Akyereko, please Atsu and Sulley can’t be our best for the night.

  28. emeka says:

    Am really impressed by Ghana black stars performance….the players did very well..but why did akwesi appiah dropped adam kwarasey…but yet still i don’t believe in fatau dauda….but kudos to the stars…better luck next time…

  29. Fiifi, Berlin says:

    I guess if Jordan had played Asamoah-Gyan in position to score, his rating would have gone much, much higher!?
    By the way Ghana didn’t win , not because Jordan didn’t put Gyan thru, but rather because the team couldn’t defend their lead! In any modern defence , there are always two defenders protecting the goalline by standards , especially corner kicks! Ghana alone you have only one, why??? The german equalizer should not have occured if the second man had been on the line! We Ghanaians are world champions in apportioning blame, whenever things don’t go our way. A question to the one who rated the players and a number more ; any experience as competetive sportsman , and what are your criterien for the ratings???

    • Fiifi, Berlin says:

      By the way, KWADWO ASAMOAH should have covered the second post! Throughout the whole match, Kwadwo Asamoah neglected this duty! It was no wonder that the german equalizer occurred at that point!

  30. RAFIEW says:

    THERE IS STILL HOPE IN DE GUYS
    LETZ GV DEM DE SUPPORT
    ANY WAY WHAT CRITERIA DID YOU USED TO RATE THE PLAYERS?? UNFAIR RATINGS
    KUDOS BLACK STARS…..GO GHANA

  31. Shaolin j says:

    I agree that jordan was selfish on that action but can somebody just tell me how many players in this world cup can make the move that he made.
    I also think that we need asamoah behind the attackers.

  32. dee says:

    So Ghanaians would never credit AA for any good that befalls the Stars eh but would be quick to blame him for the bad. Very few coaches, including whites (who know little to nothing about the pedigree of the Stars) would take the game to Germans knowing defeat spells their doom. I credit AA for his bold decisions on the night though I don’t agree with a couple. And Coach please tell the boys to learn when it’s necessary to shoot and when a simple pass would do the trick. Also, though we solved conceding early in the 1st half, we still did in the 2nd half. Lastly, Akereyeko how on earth does Muntari emerge as our best man on the night, when Boye, Mensah , Afful et al had a much better game. God Bless Blackstars n God bless Gh.

  33. OmarBongo says:

    Why is the man of the award is being voted on the fifa website.How many Africans or Ghanaians have the knowledge about the internet.Sulley Muntari should have won the man of the match award instead of Gotze.

  34. Frank for Canada says:

    Muntari is my man of the match

  35. The Cockerel says:

    After such a great performance in a classic match, why do we still have so many self haters. I see there are still a lot of Ghanaians who are still not happy when a fellow Ghanaian is in charge. They are only satisfied when a WHITE man is running things. The WC is a seven match journey, if you make it all the way to the finals. The BBC are currently showing the history of the WC every weekend from 1930 up till 2010. What it shows very clearly is that the winners of each tournament GROW into the competition as it goes along, playing their best football either in the semifinal or final. We all saw Germany take Portugal apart in their first match and some of us were fearful of what they would do to us (remember Bochum?). As it turns out we seem to be growing into this WC and the Germans may find that they’ve peaked too soon. People, give AA the chance to learn about his squad, its strengths and weaknesses and the best tactics to deploy as this competition goes on. It’s very easy to sit on the sidelines and criticise when you have no idea what is going on inside the camp. AA and his staff have to assess who is training well, injuries, players’ state of mind etc etc before making selections and substituitions. It seems to me that he is slowly coming to grips with the task in hand. This is his first WC in charge and, believe me, there is a world of difference between being in charge and being an assistant.
    Back to the matter in hand, Jordan Ayew; a mark 0f 5.5 for performance is simply spiteful and vindictive. He made the biggest impact of the three substitutes that came on in the second half, pass or no pass. He made one very poor decision, but that should not preclude his overall contribution when he came on. Now, if he is played on the left side of our attack, with Dede in the middle and Atsu on the right on Thursday, think of how they could tear the Portuguese defence apart. Well done Black Stars, good work in progress.

  36. courage young says:

    personally i think that everyone did well but there some technical aspects of the game that we need to pay attention to.we must look at area where we go in for strong tackles,we must look at our defense during corner kicks.my player of the match is john boye,,i think he responded positively to the criticisms he inured during our first match.generally the boys did well but there is still more room for improvement..we could have won this game…

  37. Emmanuel says:

    I think kodjo asamoah was my best man of the match but,frankly speaking jordan was the one that led to our 2-2 draw with germans

  38. mandeya says:

    Why Jordan and not waris knowing half waris is four times better than Jordan.hope the coach will correct his mistake.pls play waris and stop ur tribalism

  39. Yahya Usman says:

    I agree perfectly well with the writer Sulley Muntari was my man of the match.His long range passing ability was just superb.He was so discipline in the midfield always looking for the striker.His experience passes saw all the two goals.He is just my man all that being said all the players play their heart out for their country with the exception of Jordan who plays childishly but for him,we will have being victors of the day.

  40. wofa yaw says:

    WHAT SORT OF RATING IS THIS?WHY DO YOU HATE JORDAN? PLEASE WATCH THE TAPE AGAIN. JORDAN PRESENCE CHANGED THE GAME IN GHANA’S FAVOUR. PLAYERS MISSED CHANCES ALL THE TIME. WHAT IS THE GUARANTEE THAT GYAN WOULD HAVE SCORED IF HE HAS BEEN GIVING THE CHANCE? ASAMOAH GYAN DID A SIMILAR THING SOUTH AFRICA. AGAINST URUGUAY. HE HAD BOATENG ON HIS RIGHT AND SULLEY ON HIS LEFT, BUT HE DECIDED TO SCORE HIMSELF.

  41. Ama Papabi says:

    Black stars, Ayikoo!! Lets move forward. Let the past go and focus on the next match! We butter take Portugal by surprise and give it to them. Let Ronaldo be useless in the game.I am so sad that Sulley is not in for us but Our God is supreme He can do wonders! Lets hope our boys would do their part, and God will bring the increase, We shall overcome, Portugal will put US down by one neil! and Ghana will give them three goals to qualify for the 1/16. Don’t forget the worrier will prepare himself for war, but the victory is in Gods hand, Stop blaming the guys, and Let focus on the good Plan and look to God. Gooooooooooo Black Stars!!!!!!!. We are praying for victory for and all Ghanaians!!!

  42. Opanjn Kwaku Odi Asempa says:

    Stop blaming Jordan Ayew. Africa Media are to be blamed for the selfish game our Boys at times play.
    They fail to recognize that Football is all about Team Work and not only the scorer.
    When ever a March is won, they heap a lot of praises on the Scorer too much instead of the entire Team as a whole.
    This action of the Africa Media tempts some players going in for their own glory.
    After all who does not like praises.
    Until this practice is desisted we will continually experience the action Jordan Ayew took over and over again.
    I repeat stop heaping praises on the Scorers but the Team as whole. Football is not a Tennis Game but a Team Game.
    Well Done, Ghana Black Stars, but remember Portugal should by Hook or Cook bow down to Ghana.