2014 World Cup: Ghana captain Gyan rejects Black Stars revolt claims, full confidence in coach Appiah
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is shocked over reports that Black Stars players have revolted against Kwesi Appiah at the 2014 World Cup camp in Brazil insisting they have full confidence in the coach.
The Black Stars captain added that there is no mutiny in the camp saying that the report by a Ghanaian radio station is wide off the mark as the coach has the full backing of the squad.
Gyan was swift to deny a report by Joy FM that some players including Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari threatened to leave camp because of the tactics of the coach.
This came a day after Ghana lost 2-1 to the United States in their opening match at the World Cup which severely their chances of progressing with matches against Germany and Portugal scheduled to come.
Gyan says the squad is surprised by the report on the Ghanaian radio station insisting that all the players ot the Black Stars have full confidence in the coach.
“I am surprised at the reports because it is completely wrong. If we had won yesterday none of this will come up. We have lost so some people will make excuses and say a lot of things. It is part of the press,” he said.
“We believe in the coach.”
Gyan added that the false media report by the Ghanaian radio station has got the potential of damaging the confidence of the younger players in the squad.
“We have worked with him (coach Appiah) through the qualifiers and are now in Brazil so people should not try to make issues which will destroy the players,” Gyan said.
“Some can deal with it, others cannot. We are players who want to die for the nation.”
Ghana will play Germany in their next Group G game on Saturday.
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