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.

Asamoah Gyan says the Black Stars are fully behind 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.

Do you believe Asamoah Gyan? Do you think such media reports have got the potential of distracting the Black Stars damaging their chances of beating Germany? Make your views known in the box below

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. kwamina says:

    Coach Appiah must go

  2. kwamina says:

    Coach Appiah must go, He must leave.

  3. Unknown says:

    The only reason why this news is being spread is to create unneccessary turmoil in the camp! I urge everyone to back the Black Stars, and that includes coach Appiah, because they need our full support in order to overcome another disappointment.

  4. fada Yobo says:

    Are you ready to take mantle…..of not then ……keep mute…@ Kwamina

  5. gbormor says:

    I hope Ghanaian who think they support the team leavemthe boys alone. They need result for advancement of their careers than us

  6. bestinfo says:

    If our coach is very smart enough to against Germany. he will play like this

    ————–kwarasey————-

    ——Boye—–Essian—–Jonathan——

    Afful–K.P—Rabiu—Muntary–K.Asamoah

    —————-Dede——————–

    ———————–A.Gyan———-

    When ever we lose the ball Affull and K.Asamoah becomes defenders. Which means we will have 5 back when we don’t have the ball plus 3players in front of the defends..when we r in possession Afful and K.Asamoah becomes our wingers..if A.A play like this against Germany trust me we will win and win very well and very easy. God bless Ghana

  7. Emma says:

    Talking about rumors.
    If it turns out to be UNTRUE, it could be the catalyst to whip the boys up to destroy the Germans. Most of us know which positions our top players comfortably play.
    Put them at the right places and the Germans will really sweat.
    But if AA continues with his experimentations then we can KISS Brazil goodbye.
    If the rumors are TRUE then we will need a very big BASKET for the German goals because every Ghanaian player will make sure we LOSE and lose very well. There will be nothing like one nil here.
    MARK my words.

  8. bestinfo says:

    If our coach is very smart enough to win against Germany. he will play like this

    ————–kwarasey————-

    ——Boye—–Essian—–Jonathan——

    Afful–K.P–Rabiu—Muntary–K.Asamoah

    —————-Dede——————–

    ———————–A.Gyan———-

    When ever we lose the ball Affull and K.Asamoah becomes defenders. Which means we will have 5 back when we don’t have the ball plus 3players in front of the defends..when we r in possession Afful and K.Asamoah becomes our wingers..if A.A play like this against Germany trust me we will win and win very well and very easy. God bless Ghana

  9. cobbysam says:

    you are right bestinfo dis is the best selection. you are smart
    bestinfo you are the best now who is going to tell the coach
    about dis.

  10. bestinfo says:

    If our coach is very smart enough to win against Germany. he will play like this

    ————–kwarasey————-

    ——Boye—–Essian—–Jonathan——

    Afful–K.P—Rabiu—Muntary–K.Asamoah

    —————-Dede——————–

    ———————-A.Gyan———-

    When ever we lose the ball Affull and K.Asamoah becomes defenders. Which means we will have 5 back when we don’t have the ball plus 3players in front of the defends..when we r in possession Afful and K.Asamoah becomes our wingers..if A.A play like this against Germany trust me we will win and win very well and very easy. God bless Ghana

  11. African Consciousness says:

    Good for you Captain Gyan, the Coach made a mistake as humans normally do but he will correct them. The players must re-focus and come back strong against the Germans. This is a tournament you can still go from 0 to 6 points if you win and keep winning.

    The Coaching staff and the technical team must do their job. Do not make Coach Appiah into a dictator. The selection of the starting line up must involve the whole technical team so the best product is on the field against the Germans. I have suggested using all the players with World Cup experience minus Muntari since he played 90 minutes and he is carrying a yellow card. We will need him against Portugal after which all the yellow cards will be erased.

    That means Kevin Prince Boateng, Essien, Dede, Kwadwo Asamoah, Gyan, Inkoom and Jonathan Mensah all get to start against the Germans plus 4 of the young stars. I would recommend an animated Kwarasey or Stephen Adams, Waris, Afriyie Acquah and Afful.

    Wakaso, Atsu and Agyeman Badu can come in as the three subs.

    Black Stars players should forget about the money you are in Brazil for glory not money. Ghana is not Cameroon, we do not squabble over bonus or appearance fees. This is one area where we have to give President Nyantakyi his due. He is a lawyer by trade and will meet all his contractual obligations to the players.

    This evil seed must be uprooted out of the thinking of every player. Win and the money will flow like water. Just focus on the game right now. Focus on beating Germany, as KPB said they have two balls just like you so go out there and give them a battle they will never forget. Let them remember the Black Stars of 2014. Run them for 90 minutes and if you lose make sure they beat you and you did not beat yourself.

    Kwarasey always shows up in big games and I am sure he will rise to the German challenge as he did against the Netherlands. Win every ariel ball and organize the defense. Move with catlike reflexes. Be the general in the defensive third barking orders God gave you a voice use it. Defend the goal with your heart and soul, this is the World Cup and you have the honor and privilege of playing in it, come on dude, make your mark leave a legacy for your son. Watch the replays of your game against the Netherlands and also watch Ochoa’s game against Brazil. You must resolve to keep a clean sheet from the German game till the end of the tournament. That means you must control your full backs and midfielders, yell for them to come back and mark every attacking player and when a shot comes in you have to muster everything you got to make the save. Make a stand, do something that your son and future generations will remember you by. Clean sheets Kwarasey, clean sheets.

  12. selfmade says:

    Kwarasey is not good enough buddy!! Hr has never keep a clean sheet for ghana! Never!! Dauda too is useless! He started good but has lost it!

    AA should try Stephen Adams too because afterall, we our WC campaign ended when we lost to the yanks! There is no way out for us and people are thinking like we ll beat Germany but I beg to differ! History is not on our side and besides this DEFENCE cannot withstand Germany onslaught for 90 mins without breaking down! Can someone tell me when this shaky DEFENCE has keep a clean sheet without letting in goals? When and where?

    They have conceded to all the poor teams and how much more Germany? Again, Ghana always flop when under pressure! We lack tough mental capacity to withstand pressure games esp like the one on Saturday against no small team like the Germans and it ll be a miracle if we can beat them!

    Miracles do happens but reality conquers all!! This DEFENCE cannot withstand German period! We are out of the WC and people should get that!

  13. ck moon says:

    well said self made, you are right, it seems the site and people of Ghana don’t get the whole picture that black stars wouldn’t make out the group, it over for Ghana. the coach doesn’t know what is doing and everyone around him seems to be clueless. there is no way Ghana can beat Germany with that defense no way….

  14. kofi25 says:

    SACK KWASI NYANTAKYI SACK KWASI NYANTAKYI SACK KWASI NYANTAKYI

  15. kofi25 says:

    SACK KWASI NYANTAKYI SACK KWASI NYANTAKYI

  16. yaw2 says:

    AA should start my starting 11 against Germany and Ghana win…..

    Kwarasey

    Essien Jonathan Boye Wakaso

    Badu Afriyie

    Ayew KPB Asamoah

    Gyan

    sub ..Muntari,Waris and Rabiu

  17. dede says:

    @selfmade I agree with u 100% we should forget this world cup i don’t see Apiah organizing a good team to beat Germany .the coach is not good he has no tactics.