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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah drops Schlupp, Accam and crocked Akamino as team head to USA

Jerry Akaminko

Jerry Akaminko

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has settled on his final 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup after dropping three players following Saturday’s pre-World Cup friendly against the Netherlands in Rotterdam.

The Black Stars head coach have up to a Monday deadline to submit his final squad to FIFA but checks from the Netherlands have confirmed Leicester City defender Jeffrey Schlupp and Helsingborg IF attacker David Accam has been dropped after failing to impress the Ghana coach.

Kwesi Appiah has been forced to leave out center-back Jerry Akaminko who suffered a heartbreaking ankle injury during Ghana’s 1-0 reverse against Holland on Saturday night.

Akaminko unfortunately landed on his ankle and dragged it badly down after going into an aerial challenge. Preliminary scan results have confirmed the Eskisehirspor defender would need two months to recover from the injury.

The defender will fly to the United States with the rest of the 23-man squad to consort an ankle specialist for surgery.

Kwesi Appiah’s decision not to hand a late call-up to a central defender means he would be left with only three natural center-backs (Jonathan Mensah, John Boye and Rashid Sumaila). Asante Kotoko center-back Kwabena Adusei was named on a four-man standby list but has not been considered as a replacement for the Akaminko.

Schlupp, who earned the call-up in the provisional 26-man squad following his impressive performance for newly-promoted English Premier League side Leicester City could not make the grades.

While Accam, who did not play part of the friendly against the Netherlands couldn’t also make the squad for the tournament. But it is heartbreaking for Accam who hit a rich vein of form for Helsingborg in the Swedish Allsvenskan after scoring 12 goals 14 games in the early stages of the season.

Ghana are in the same group with old foes United States and European giants Portugal and Germany with the group opener against the United States in Natal.

Adam Kwarasey, Fatau Dauda, Stephen Adams.

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom, Daniel Opare, Harrison Afful, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Rashid Sumaila.

Midfielders: Michael Essien, Rabiu Mohammed, Agyemang Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah, Sulley Muntari, Albert Adomah, Wakaso Mubarak, Christian Atsu, Andre Ayew, Afriyie Acquah.

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan, Kevin Prince Boateng, Abdul Majeed Waris, Jordan Ayew.

AXED TRIO: Accam, Schlupp and Akaminko

READERS COMMENTS

  1. kenny says:

    Akwasi Appiah should have included Adoma. He is not needed.

  2. Viper says:

    Adomah cannot make the squad…will be a real shame if Accam gets dropped.We cannot also afford to drop a defender,that will be madness

    • Assemblyman says:

      Massa true oo..Accam wasn’t given a real chance to prove his worth..I think we should find replacements for Michael Essien ,Adomah,Sumaila and Inkoom.If that option is still available.,Akwasi Appiah as a coach,I don’t think is a good idea for Ghana.He plays no tactics,bad formation and field in worse players.I think we shouldn’t be serious about going to perform in Brazil,else many of us will die of heart attacks.

      • afrikaba1 says:

        There have a lot of discussion going on with different views. Its normal for a passionate football country. First of all I have to say that from the way we were playing it didn’t look like we wanted to win the game therefore Akwasi Appiah should have given a fair chance to everyone. Accam has not been treated well irrespective of the league he plays for or his inexperience. The first goal came as a result of Adomah tracking back very slowly and Inkoom playing everyone onside. The right side looked dodgy so Accam should have been brought in to prove his defensive and counter attack capabilities. It reminds me of the way Quincy Owusu Abeyie was never given enough chance because when they gave him a chance he was clearly the best Blackstar player and that meant pushing Prince Tagoe to the bench, something the Virtus International Serbian coach didn’t want. Ghana reached the quarterfinal
        but with Quincy’s form at that time we could reached semis or final if given the chance.

        Those blaming Schlupp have been unfair as he never caused the goal. Afful is very good going forward but Schlupp is stronger in defence. I will give the coach the benefit of the doubt for dropping Schlupp as he (AA) must have made choices based on the tactics he wants to play at the World cup if he has any.

        I think I saw a different match with regards to Michael Essien. I was telling my friends I think Essien impressed looking at his age. He did passed the ball sideways or backwards on one or two occasions but thats what most defensive midfielders do. They are the engine but not the accelerator. I will prefer Essien as he would not commit unnecessary fouls like Rabiu was committing during the African cup and he would make the game flows.

        My point on Jordan Ayew: People should stop criticising this young man. He was chasing every single ball apart from the 4 minute when he didn’t put enough pressure on the Dutch defender who started the move in the dutch half for the first goal. He did really well but there were no passes coming through from the midfielders. Atsu and Adomah couldn’t help.

        To summarised the game, it was a good practise but a poor game. It reminds me of the last African Cup of Nations where we played with no formation. I believe Our midfield and attack will be OK in a competitive matches. Waris holds the ball really well. Kwadwo Asamoah should show skills when we winning not when we losing. Essien appears to be in good shape and I disagree with what most people said about him. The coach has done well so far but needs to prove himself tactically like against Egypt and should give equal chances to fringe players. I weep for our right full-back position.

        AND Finally please please please, dont make Dauda first choice trying to get him a European contract, Kwarasey showed the class he showed against Brazil and he should be number 1.

    • OGYA says:

      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.

      • kobby says:

        Why did you write multiple paragraphs with absolutely no points made in them? Ghana will shame you at the WC don’t worry.

      • Kofi says:

        Funny, your favourable player was picked so you are wishing the worse for the black stars. One thing i know is that football fans support their team not individual players. In the first place you don’t support the black stars so your opinion on the coach is not important and i promise you, the black stars will excel to your disappointment.

  3. Vim says:

    AA hooohoo shame! Inkoom over Schlupp? Tweaaa…….. Schlupp dnt let this disvim u wai. U r way better than Inkoom just inexperienced k3k3

  4. wilson says:

    AA is being a hypocrite here.. on what grounds do you drop accam and send adomah who has nothing to offer the black stars at Brazil. am sorry but if accam doesn’t make the squad with his special pace and dribbling abilities and also most importantly his goal scoring ability then I fear for the… . for our team.. I agree with schulpp being dropped, AA give accam a chance

  5. wilson says:

    AA is being a hypocrite here.. on what grounds do you drop accam and send adomah who has nothing to offer the black stars at Brazil. am sorry but if accam doesn’t make the squad with his special pace and dribbling abilities and also most importantly his goal scoring ability then I fear for the… . for our team.. I agree with schulpp being dropped, AA give accam a chance.if it should be my idea and performance based then inkoom shouldn’t make the squad too

  6. OGYA says:

    This 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 stay. I also now know that Akwesi Appiah is a coward and a wimp.

    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 this world cup with this porous defense shows how stupid, dumb and naive this Asante idiot iis. This idiot is clueless. I guess if you are not smart, then you are not.

    I am hoping for the worse. I do not trust bone heads.

    • benny says:

      From what l saw yeaterday,l fear for my dear nation .Its nothing to do with the selection.There was no organisational play in our game.We picked up a bit in the second half but it was all due to individual brilliance.No attacking parting or defending.
      T

    • DCE says:

      Ogya, are u a coach? Stop that foolish comment! Those who were selscted, are they handball players? Am not sure u are a Ghanaian

      • OGYA says:

        DEC, I hope you can read, but I do not believe you can. I also hope that you have watched a lot of football games, but once again I don’t believe you have. Yes Dede Ayew is a handball player if you didn’t know.

        • HD says:

          they have spent 2weeks training with the squad and you are questioning the coaches reason for dropping some players, my only problem is why sumaila was kept in and my best guess is because of akaminko’s injury, but stop lambasting the coach on issues you know nothing about. He has more to lose than you

  7. Victor says:

    The mis of Akaminko is going 2 affect our teem. But all d same God is with us, and with determined mind we can make it.i wish Akaminko speedy recovery.

  8. Viper says:

    Jordan initiated a brillant counter attack,he was brought down,in a competitive match,that challenge will attract a yellow,had he escaped it would have been dangerous for the Dutch.Jordan SHOULD NEVER be played as a striker but an attacking, behind the strikers or on the wings,in Adomah’s position yesterday,he will be brilliant in that role.

    Will be a real shame if Accam gets dropped.

    • CEREBRAL says:

      @Viper “Jordan SHOULD NEVER be played as a striker” I agree…Jordan will do very well playing Adomah’s position. Adomah was totally out of sorts: poor dribbling, weak crosses and no diagonal runs.

  9. Easy says:

    This madness , how can u drop Accam , you let Adomah play full 90min . I see Ghana coming home from group stage ,b cos our attack is too slow , we don’t create many chances , that why we need player like Accam to speed the attack . Accam is better than Jordan ? Ask your self wat position should we play Jordan , striker , hell no . He can’t score .wings no chance ,Atsu , Mubarak , Andre are there ,So what the point of taking Jordan . At least he should giving Accam de chance to prove him self yesterday ,is not fair . Jordan , Adomah en lnkoom this are de players suppose to be drop ,

  10. DON says:

    Schlupp is our best left back. is a shame that Kwesi Appiah cut him while players like Inkoom and Adomah are still on the team. This is a bad day for the Ghana Black Stars and even though Kwarassey is by far out best keeper, do not be surprised if you see Dauda starting ahead of him

  11. The Cockerel says:

    AA has gone for the tried and tested, those he knows and trusts. I’m sure we all have opinions about his final 23, I certainly do, but AA is the man in charge and he has to pick HIS team. Let’s hope they do well and they go to Brazil with all our good wishes and hopes of glory for themselves, Ghana and Africa. Good luck boys!
    Still, no naturally left footed left back? Afriyie Acquah will be our ‘discovery’ in Brazil and he will be ready to take over from Essien by the end of the World Cup.

    • OGYA says:

      Is Akwesi Appiah happy with this selection? You bet. The reason, he and his gang of thieves have their pockets already filled. Does anyone know any plantainer who do not take bribes? Let me know. The unknown player AA mentioned, who tried to bribe him before is already in this 23man Black Star team. What he purported in the news media in Accra was a diversion to move eyeballs away from what he had already done, taking that money.

      This guy should go after the World Cup. He is not the face Ghana should be showing to the world.

  12. DCE says:

    Ogya, are u a coach? Stop that foolish comment! Those who were selscted, are they handball players?

    • OGYA says:

      DEC, I hope you can read, but I do not believe you can. I also hope that you have watched a lot of football games, but once again I don’t believe you have. Yes, Dede Ayew is a handball player if you didn’t know.

  13. benny says:

    I am surprise you guys thought AA will drop Adomah.INKOOM,ADOMAH,DAUDA,AFFUL will always be picked as long as AA is in charge.
    According to myjoyonline.com,AA has endorsed DAUDA as his number one for BRAZIL.

  14. passerby says:

    WC is tall order. Three central defenders not enough to the end. One of the numerous defensive mid fielders will av to swap with standby central defender to maintain balance .

  15. Troy says:

    Hahaha you people paa how did schlupp become our best left back? Baba Abdul rahman is even better than Schlupp. Do you see the goal they scored against us? Schlupp could have cleared it if he is good in his defensive duties.

  16. keith from germany says:

    Gsn u are three hours too late.
    http://www.allsports.com.gh reported it long time ago.
    guys there is no cause for alarm.
    jordan and adomah wont feature in the upcoming games and i can bet my last euro on dat.
    for me personally n from my point of view i guess AA included jordan not to dumpen dede ayews moral in camp.
    i might have included kwabena adusei from kotoko to replace akaminko because from the look of things we are taking only three central defenders to the tournament which is very risky.
    what are we going to do if the same scenario that appeared in sourh africa 2010 when both vorsah and john mensah were all injured for the australia game?
    at that time we had lee addy and jonathan mensah who stepped in and replaced the two.
    Because should incase boye gets an injury and jonathan is being booked,then u only have rasheed sumaila as natural central defender and who is gonna take the other part?
    essien or rabiu?hmm i hav my doubts.
    i repeat jordan and adomah wont see any match actions at the worldcup

  17. keith from germany says:

    Gyan
    Muntari—prince Boateng–Dede
    —kwadwo Asamoah–Afriyie Aquah
    –Afful–Mensah–Boye—Opare-
    ——- —- Kwarasey——
    There is no better selection than this.

    • Edem says:

      I agree completely with this lineup Keith.
      Although I feel we are more likely to play a 4-4-2.
      Subs to be Essien in for Muntari moving Asamoah up or to the wing.
      Warris in for KPB. Atsu in for Dede.
      Now coach needs to stop with experimenting and let the players gel in a proper match.
      Still think it’s sad Accam did not get to run around on the pitch yesterday when the coach knew the axe was to fall on him. I get it if he was beat out in camp but you must give the young lad a chance to show the world his potential even for 25 minutes. That could have earned him more money next season, and adds more to his disappointment.

    • bstarfan says:

      With the wingers in the group, I think Kwadwo is going to be at left back. I think it is much safer to have Kwadwo at left back, some combination of Muntari, Essien, Acquah, Rabiu, and Badu in the defensive midfield, and Dede, Prince, Gyan, and either Jordan, Atsu, Wakoso, or Waris up front. Once you get beyond Kwadwo and Opare, it is hard to trust the full backs. Honestly, if something happened to Opare, I would opt for Essien at right back. I think the midfielders have looked good. Essien played well. It was a rough club season. Milan only wanted him because they had nobody left for Atletico and things got bad after that draw, but he has played well since his return to the Black Stars. Acquah and Rabiu did some nice things. Rabiu had a few more mistakes than were ideal, but it was ok. Muntari is needed for that extra attacking option, but there was no need for him to play yesterday. Everyone knows what he can do and his current form. I was disappointed by Adomah, Waris, and Jordan. Deep down, we all knew that the pressure was going to be on Gyan, Dede, Muntari, and Prince to do the scoring, but yesterday really made that clear.

    • Big says:

      this is a lineup that all Ghanaians need, haha AA doesn’t even know the names of some of the players let alone selecting a squad.

  18. Coach says:

    Appiah failed , you did not give accam a chance to prove his worth .

    sit down and take a look at our attacking force , you will realize how bad we need accam , waris not so much and gyan also , only person we can count on is KP . I’m not supporting ghana at the WC , I know what is coaming , i seen it , i smell it , i already saw the vision , this team a visionless with a visionless coach to drop a vision young talented accam , anyway good luck accam , get back to ur winning ways and watch ghana flop big time in the group stage in brazil and win the golden boot in sweden , all the best mate.

  19. pablo says:

    this cannot be true adomah and inkoom included in squad what a waste of space these 2 are
    anybody who was at rotterdam will know what am talking about.
    the right full back was used all evening all de chances they created were from inkoom position

  20. Ghanaman says:

    Please stop this confusion okay !

  21. Henry Nana Ampomah says:

    I ‘m very neverous and shock 4 dropping Accam n leaving Adomah.by i stromgly believe his gud squad and dey shall made to de final

  22. real sabacious says:

    @keith if AA is gonna play Afful az left fullback, then Ghana is sitting on time bomb! Ask urself why he has been used us a midfielder ie nr.7 at his club? Masa there’s bullying in football and trust me ,with his Somalia stature .our opponents gonna have a free day dealing with him . Once again AA has proven to me that he’s clueless coach.Inkoom as a player does have a flair or skills apart from chasing his own shadows, Adomah has never been impressive in the stars jersey, yet he was favoured bcos of his relationship with peggy AA’s daughter .I’ll reserve the rest of my comment till our first match against the U.S

  23. SPORTS ANALYST ENGLAND/SOUTH AFRICA says:

    Some people talking like they are not educated or got logic,at the end of the day everybody got an openion but the coach is the final one to make a deciscion.am sure if he dropped nkoom n kept schulp people still will voice out,now kwasi appiah had to play the bench to see how he can select his 23 squard so he gave lots players chance,yes Accam was on bench but the coach might have made a deciscion he wont pick him already ,coaches know best and got their reasons because he trains with them everytime,and we fans only see them when playing.some of u are foolish ,do u think he only picks a player cos of his skills?he also looks at the confidence and die hard heart of a player,example dede Ayew is a player with positive mind who even motivates his teammates when they are loosing.one thing Kwasi appiah should do is Call kotoko defender Adusei who is much on form and impressed in south africa,i saw how aggressive he was and tackles.

  24. yiba says:

    4 me i think adomah inclusion is good cos d guy has quite an incredible pace n accurate crosses wen we meet d usa who has quite an athletic n en
    ergetic squad u wud understand d importance of adomah’s inclusion. may Allah bless us all

  25. A concerned citizen.... says:

    Coach AA OR Dr, AA is very unfair on Accam issue, don’t get me wrong i don’t mind but it is very unfair if he was not given the equal opportunity like others to justify his inclusion. Dr AA should have let him play for all on sundry to see weather he is capable or not. I smell something fishy here..probably he could have redeemed himself in Ghana vs Holland match and it would have been extremely difficult for the silent killer to have dropped him. Presumably, that is the reason why he was not given that chance.or may be he doesn’t have any outspoken person to do the talking for him as Jordan is enjoying so far. If it were to be a foreign coach he would have taken this guy to become a revelation. For instance Pele was 17 when he played World cup. If he were to be my son i would have switched him to play another country, believe you me because of this bias by the technical handlers

  26. A concerned citizen.... says:

    Coach AA OR Dr, AA is very unfair on Accam issue, don’t get me wrong i don’t mind but it is very unfair if he was not given the equal opportunity like others to justify his inclusion. Dr AA should have let him play for all on sundry to see weather he is capable or not. I smell something fishy here..probably he could have redeemed himself in Ghana vs Holland match and it would have been extremely difficult for the silent killer to have dropped him. Presumably, that is the reason why he was not given that chance.or may be he doesn’t have any outspoken person to do the talking for him as Jordan is enjoying so far. If it were to be a foreign coach he would have taken this guy to become a revelation. For instance Pele was 17 when he played World cup. If he were to be my son i would have switched him to play another country, believe you me because of this bias by the technical handlers

  27. Tsa says:

    In AA we trust.
    I trust the coach with his choice, he got us this far and I think he’ll do well

  28. yes yes says:

    wy do some of u guys hate jordan that much haba the boy was all alone upfront struggling for balls our midfeild in the first half was not clicking astu who was supposed to help him was cluless in the match adomah same jordan was the only player who was playing more direct and posing a bit of treat for the holland defenders am suprise u ppl hv left astu and hating of jordan who was better in the game yesti dan astu

  29. THE TRUTH STANDS says:

    @SELFMADE AND OGYA… Could you please SHUT your curses mouth for once?? what do you know in football?? have you even played for a fourth division in Ghana or wherever you are located?? why don’t you shut your cursed mouths for once for the coach to do his job?? Why are some of the Ghanaians so stupid and blind to stop opening their mouths like a stream of river?? Some of you Ghanaians always talk from your bellies… I am a typical Ghanaian and we need to change our colloquial attitudes. Which of the teams going to the world has 100% of all their positions: attack, midfield, defense etc?? No one is 100% so shut your mouth and support the team or every curse you are reigning on the coaches and technical team will come upon you in folds.

    Kwesi Appiah has his technical men and just like a team, he doesn’t take decisions solely but with his technical men.
    Just to ask, are you guys in camp with Black Stars since they started their training in Ghana and in Holland?? Are you?
    If you are not then shut up and allow the AA and his technical men to do their job because you have no idea what is going on in camp and you don’t know rate of each player in camp. You OGYA you are saying Accam is better than Dede Ayew, this tell the whole wide world that you know nothing about football, can you compare Accam to Dede Ayew as you said? you are just makng noise here, look for a better height…

    2006 and 2010, the world wrote Ghana off just like some evil Ghanaians who claim they are Ghanaians but God proved them wrong so this is not a new attitudes from some hood lands Ghanaians, you know why, because as usual Ghana will prove all of you wrong again by the grace of God.

    All those who are praying that Ghana flop in Brazil, wait and see, you will rather have heart attack as you have confess with your mouths indeed when Ghana beat USA and Portugal and Draws with Germany.

    As good citizens , all you have to do at this time of less than 2 weeks to start WC is to pray for your country not to have injuries as we encounted on Akaminko yesterday, instead you are here running your mouths like running tap… You all with negatives mind toward Ghana but claim you love Ghana, I say shut up or support Ghana.
    GO AKWASI APPIAH< GO BACK STARS, PROVE THEM ALL WRONG WHo ARE AGIANST YOU BUT PRETEND. God bless true Ghanaians, God bless Ghana and God bless AKWASI APPIAH ! ! !

    I responded to you selfmade and ogya because of your first comment .

    • OGYA says:

      Are you referring to me? I hope not before I blow my nose at you for writing bad English. To spend my energy on bad writing skills and incoherent statements will be a waste of my smarts.

      Ghana will flop anyway with a plantainer.

  30. yes yes says:

    even a world class striker like rvp was missing in the match in the second half when our midfeilders started cuting supplies to him so give the young jordan a break we all saw asmaoh gyan in his early days for the black stars

  31. Mawuli says:

    Keith frm Germany, u ar very well on point but consider Essien’s solidness in midfield yesterday!

  32. AfrikaBoy says:

    Hey people specially OGYA,

    Stop the nonsense!!! I hate it when when someone people don’t have their way, that their favorite player doesn’t make it, they turn on the whole team and start letting insults flying towards the coach with all kinds of stupid accusations like players paid the coach, CAN YOU PROVE YOUR STUPID ACCUSATIONS? when people say Accam did not have a chance to prove himself: RUBBISH, by being name in the 26, that was a chance he was given, Were you there at training camp to know what the coach saw or not?

    This is a team. Not an individual pet. The team is bigger that ACCAM or any individual player. Me personally I am very disappointed in SCHLUPP BEING DROPPED, but I am not going to WISH THE TEAM LOSES, JUST BECAUSE OF THAT, PEOPLE WHO DO THAT ARE NOT REAL FANS AND THE BLACK STARS DON’T THESE PEOPLE ANYWAY.

    When lost a game 1-0 and people are panicking, Last time we lost 4-1 and went on to have a nice tournament.

    STOP THE NONSENSE!!! STOP THE PERSONAL INSULTS, IT MAKES YOU LOOK STUPID AND UNEDUCATED.

  33. Pito says:

    Drop Adomah NOW and call in VORSAH! Our backline needs strengthening.

    Aww Agya Appiah, wamma ma di wo ho yaw papapapap. WHAT A HELL IS THIS????

  34. POLLA says:

    AA PAAAAA SHAME ON YOU, HOW CAN YOU DROP ACCAM JUST LIKE THAT, YOU SHOULD HAVE ALLOWED THIS BOY TO JUSTIFY HIMSELF, SO AA AR YOU TELLING ME JORDAN AND ADOMAH ARE BETTER THAN ACCAM THIS IS UNFAIR SHAME ON YOU AA FOR BAIS

  35. nay says:

    massa kommot 4rm der with all your nonfa#. we dey talk about reality, you are talking about trash

  36. Ghanaboy says:

    I keep wondering why some guys keep saying Afful is not good enough… Did u really watch the match yesterday? he proved he was d ryt man for the Job regardless of his size it hurts me to see Accam dropped but it’s the Coaches decision….he feels the final 23 are gonna do his job for him in Brazil so y don’t we respect that…. we can only shift blames on him when he performs abysmally during the tournament…
    And ogya or whatever u call yourself show some maturity before u die of a Heart Attack lol

  37. Kofi Osei says:

    The coach knows best. I was at Accra Sports Stadium, during the match against the dream team. Accam was, by far, the worst player on the pitch. Schlupp is very good going forward, but defensively inexperienced.

  38. Haggai says:

    I am not a prophet of doom but from the look of things where Ghana BS lack goal scoring ability and the soo called Appiah the coach can drop a wonderful goal scorer who scored 12 goals out of 14 appearance in a competitive league for players who have nothing to show, whiles Ghana is coming to play against free scoring sides in the WC, it will be no surprise that Ghana will be eliminated from the group stage without a point and Akwesi appiah will be sacked disgracefully as Ghana coach. Because he has refused to use his common sense from the onset; now that a dependable defender is out. Adomah is no player compared to Accam. If this is what appiah will do, l can see his ruin………

  39. coremann says:

    i can’t believe jordan is retained….how on earth can u drop someone who scored 12 goals in 14 appearances and retain some relegated to Team B….what the criteria being used….the coach should wake up….

  40. Blackstars says:

    I wish that instead of all of you passing these comments about the players that have put aside personal obligations to represent ghana at the tournament, you would hope for the best for the team regardless of what your personal views maybe and support the decision of the coach.

    Ghanaians are always bringing down other ghanaians. Instead of wishing them luck look at all this hatred. you should be ashamed of yourselves. Are u true patriots? This is pathetic.

  41. @Yes yes… Thanks a lot yes yes, for shutting up these obnoxious Ogya up. Thank you, and thanks again. We have foreigners on this site pretending to be Ghanaians . They can hate Ghana all they want. We’ll progress. And some Ghanaians just lack understanding. Atrocious claims that Asamoah Gyan pays coaches to play, and that Accam is better than Dede. Please, Ogya or who ever you claim to be give all of us a break. I believe AA might have realized at their training camp that Accam was not ready for Black Stars yet so in his mind Accam had already been dropped. There was no point in fielding him again. Accam is young, if he is good , he’ll have ample time to prove himself later on in the Black Stars. AA was in a difficult position anyway. Between a rock and a hard place. Whoever he cut, their supporters were going to rise up in arms against him. People wanted to murder him when they learnt he had put 4 other players on stand by which was standard practice for many countries, so I’m not surprised by all these. We are by nature a very difficult people to deal with.

    • OGYA says:

      No Yes Yes, young is not the right word to use for Accam. He is smart, a college graduate, Akwesi Appiah hates college graduates in his team, they are too smart for his plantain brain and furthermore they do not respond to his bull.

      There are those who practice well and those who play well, which one do you want. AA is not smart to see what he has in Accam. He is dumb by birth and stupid by nature. Will never see a great player if he sees one. That is why plantainers should never coach the Black Stars.

  42. RAS says:

    @OGYA your comments are naive and upsurd.. where are yo located? with your wrong grammer and all. If you cannot offer any positive criticism, do not insult. what do you know?

  43. RAS says:

    @ keith… you are at liberty to name your players who wondnt feature. you left Atsu and point blame at Jordan. did you watch the match at all? why do ghanaians always play those hatred when someone comes from a distinguished family? Is it his fault to be abedi’s son.. give us a break and concentrate on your life in germany..we dont even need yor useless support

  44. Focus says:

    AA has notin in requirement to his so called Dr. AA name. Dropin Accam n keepin Adomah is realy unfair.

  45. keith from germany says:

    bro Ras thank you for your honesty.
    i dont hate jordan because what has he done to me personally that i will say i hate him.
    Jordan hasnt been performing when giving the chances.
    there only three games that he impresed me Against zambia and Tunisia at the afcon 2013 and as well as against lesotho when ghana trounced them by 7 goals to nil.
    bro Ras name me a match he has performed well apart from these three games?
    @ Real sabacious u were the same person who said badu aint a blackstars material but all of a sudden you are singing songs of praise for him.
    Schlupp was very dissapointing throught out the minutes he lasted on the game.
    Real sabacious i dont kno the kind of game u watched.
    Afful was very delightful to watch because he did his job better than schlupp by overlapping forward when needed and he kept total control of his position.
    U have to be very fair because afful has realy cemented his place at the left back.
    real sabacious ask all the forumites they will tell u that afful did better than schlupp.
    real sabacious come again

  46. Pasi says:

    Well done Mr Appiah for a spot on final selection and a good warm-up game against a world class, last world cup finalist, playing in front of their loud fans, in a parked stadium, with their first team! and against our B team.

    This is a quote from BBC by the Dutch coach “Ghana pinned us back and that made it difficult,” said Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal.

    To some of the folks here,If you don’t know your football kindly keep quite.
    GO B. STARS!!

  47. keith from germany says:

    sorry i mean afcon 2012*

  48. Benito says:

    Everyone wants their favorite player to make the cut,sorry but it doesn’t that way,this is a team work and not individual brilliance.accam and schlupp are still young and will get their turn next time.the cursing and insults don’t make any sense.if you know better than the coaches,you can also apply for the post.

  49. gb says:

    appiah is a bribe taker…ghana will get no point…promoting the career of jordan ayew at the expense of ghana…god will deal with appiah…

  50. afrikaba1 says:

    There have a lot of discussion going on with different views. Its normal for a passionate football country. First of all I have to say that from the way we were playing it didn’t look like we wanted to win the game therefore Akwasi Appiah should have given a fair chance to everyone. Accam has not been treated well irrespective of the league he plays for or his inexperience. The first goal came as a result of Adomah tracking back very slowly and Inkoom playing everyone onside. The right side looked dodgy so Accam should have been brought in to prove his defensive and counter attack capabilities. It reminds me of the way Quincy Owusu Abeyie was never given enough chance because when they gave him a chance he was clearly the best Blackstar player and that meant pushing Prince Tagoe to the bench, something the Virtus International Serbian coach didn’t want. Ghana reached the quarterfinal
    but with Quincy’s form at that time we could reached semis or final if given the chance.

    Those blaming Schlupp have been unfair as he never caused the goal. Afful is very good going forward but Schlupp is stronger in defence. I will give the coach the benefit of the doubt for dropping Schlupp as he (AA) must have made choices based on the tactics he wants to play at the World cup if he has any.

    I think I saw a different match with regards to Michael Essien. I was telling my friends I think Essien impressed looking at his age. He did passed the ball sideways or backwards on one or two occasions but thats what most defensive midfielders do. They are the engine but not the accelerator. I will prefer Essien as he would not commit unnecessary fouls like Rabiu was committing during the African cup and he would make the game flows.

    My point on Jordan Ayew: People should stop criticising this young man. He was chasing every single ball apart from the 4 minute when he didn’t put enough pressure on the Dutch defender who started the move in the dutch half for the first goal. He did really well but there were no passes coming through from the midfielders. Atsu and Adomah couldn’t help.

    To summarised the game, it was a good practise but a poor game. It reminds me of the last African Cup of Nations where we played with no formation. I believe Our midfield and attack will be OK in a competitive matches. Waris holds the ball really well. Kwadwo Asamoah should show skills when we winning not when we losing. Essien appears to be in good shape and I disagree with what most people said about him. The coach has done well so far but needs to prove himself tactically like against Egypt and should give equal chances to fringe players. I weep for our right full-back position.

    AND Finally please please please, dont make Dauda first choice trying to get him a European contract, Kwarasey showed the class he showed against Brazil and he should be number 1.

    Thanks for Reading and no insults please.LOL. Over to you Joe Lartey!!!

  51. Emma says:

    A soccer website for insults and counter-insults?

  52. Nii-Bi says:

    So what is it so special about this Adomah guy. We all saw how pooring he performed yesterday.
    AA why are you creating the impression aa though you guys collects money from the players…?
    As that the reason he didnt allows Accam boy to play..?
    Its a shame to dropped Accam. And to schllup also what is the basis of dropping him..
    was it becuase he slip and rvp scored…
    Oh no…. Then Atsu and Kasa all should be droped. not to mention Adomah. AA you are forcing some of us to wish ill because of your own wrong attitude.

  53. kb says:

    Coach Appiah, you are wrong on Accam and Schlup.. I dont believe Inkoom and Adoma are better than the two you dropped… In the end the decision is yours as a coach. If we succeed, you will be a genius. If we fail in Brazil, accept your responsibility and resign as a coach….

  54. Benedict Sefa says:

    I was informed by a friend that Albert Adomah is related to the coach. Is this true?

  55. harry says:

    A coach who can take Dauda to a WC with nothing to show for is only good for an assistant coach job.He plays no formation.
    We seriously need a white coach.