2014 World Cup: Ghana defender Awal Mohammed not bothered by Kwesi Appiah's snub in South Africa

Awal Mohammed (L) in Black Stars training

Awal Mohammed (L) in Black Stars training

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana defender Awal Mohammed insists he is not troubled by the inability of coach Kwesi Appiah to monitor him during his time in South Africa.

The Black Stars trainer is still in South Africa to check on his squad hopefuls for the 2014 World Cup.

Appiah was in the stands to see Rashid Sumaila play over the weekend.

He followed it up with a visit to Sumaila and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Fatau Dauda.

Kwesi Appiah was however unable to travel to see Awal Mohammed in action for Maritzburg United ahead of his return to Ghana on Wednesday.

His limited visits to Ghanaian players is being interpreted as hints towards the players he will be naming in his squad for June’s tournament in Brazil.

The ex Asante Kotoko defender however says he is not worried by Appiah’s perceived neglect having been engaged in a telephone conversation with the Black Stars coach.

“The coach took my number and spoke to me but he was unable to visit me,” Awal told Happy FM.

“South Africa is a big country and I don’t expect the coach to travel to all areas just because he is in the country.

“But he spoke to me and I am happy with that.”

Kwesi Appiah will be finalizing his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup on his return to Ghana.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Assemblyman says:

    This is purely a lousy scouting..went to SA just to see one player play while visit another benchwarmer whose place in his club is the stands since the last days?? Oh Akwasi!! Never did you even pass by to see Daniel Adjei who came back from injury a couple of weeks ago and still manning the post for his club?? At least find out how his health is ,the least!!His reasons are obvious and not a good show of fair coach.This is pathetic !!

  2. Ghanaman says:

    AA is not omnipresent and can do so much at a time…so let’s rally behind him and support his cause hoping he makes the right decicions with his final selection.

  3. benny says:

    When l spoke about the fact that AA visit to South Africa was unnecessary and there were some trojan mapped reigning insult on me.
    He went to see Dauda worming bench and took his cheque and ignore the rest.
    Why did he not go with Maxwell Konadu? and if the need be they schedule the visit between them.
    I have zero trust in clueless AA. My only consolation is the willingness of the players to make name for themselves and for that matter Ghana but left with AA we are doomed. I still remember how we were out played in Egypt.

    • Assemblyman says:

      Man,this is a shocker!!We insisted on Akwasi to take up the blackstars but some actions of him might relegate the idea entirely on giving the job to another Ghanaian coach ,shld he fail in Brazil.Which I pray that we don’t .besides it’s been the players who are hungry to make name for themselves than this Akwasi Appiah guy.We shld remember he has performed well at bigger tournaments and logs almost all friendly matches played..I remember our matches against Cape Verde and Burkina Faso.Man,let’s be truthful for once here,we were totally outclassed by these mediocre teams with Akwasi Appiah lost at ideas to change the game.in the end the onus lie on the players not the fans.But let me tell you,we were lucky to beat Egypt to qualify all because their league had been closed for 2 good years besides the country were suffering because of political turmoil .while most of their players play in the domestic league .So God played the game to win for Ghanaians to qualify at the time.But not we Ghanaians ..We got lucky this term..well let’s stay positive the least for now,,

      • Assemblyman says:

        I mean “We shld remember he didnt performed well at bigger tournaments and lost almost all friendly matches played..I remember our matches against Cape Verde and Burkina Faso.”-I correct now

  4. benny says:

    When l spoke about the fact that AA visit to South Africa was unnecessary , there were some trojan muppets on here reigning insult on me.
    He went to see Dauda worming bench and took his cheque and ignore the rest.
    Why did he not go with Maxwell Konadu? and if the need be they schedule the visit between them.
    I have zero trust in clueless AA. My only consolation is the willingness of the players to make name for themselves and for that matter Ghana but left with AA we are doomed. I still remember how we were out played in Egypt.

  5. Anokwale says:

    @Assemblyman. Please advise us as to why Cape Verde and Burkina are not in this WC. I will help you. Cape Verde had a coach and technical staff that fielded an ineligible player. Burkina had a coach that was trying to play for a 0-0 draw in Algeria when he had a 3-2 lead going in. Sounds like AA is a better coach.

    • spellBOUND says:

      with a 5 goal lead, even barcelona couldn’t have beaten us…

    • Assemblyman says:

      My brother ,like I had said,had Egypts league been in full force they could hv given us a real run for our money.remember they were the African champions till they shut die their league .during their reign as champions hardly did we beat them.so hard luck counted there .we saw it when they played us.their cohesion was lost and their hunger to win games wasn’t there much .we got lucky brother..
      About Cape Verde ,man,they should be blamed for their role in fixing ineligible players but they beat their opponent both home and away.besides in recent FIFA rankings,they got ranked higher than Ghana.am sure you do remember their match against us in the African nations cup..how did you see it ? Their part time coach and air traffic controller who understudied Mourinho before taking over as a coach was better in tactics over AA..
      But for burkina,at least an sure you could remember how Seidu Bansey got shot to far overnight with regards to his display on Ghana ..changes AA did was even horrible in the game,,ask yourself why hasn’t Derek Boateng been invited after the game,,but for the World Cup ,well God must be a Ghanaian to see us through.since drawing With Egypt in the play off match sent shivers to our spines nationwide,,everybody thought Egypt were going to qualify.whiles we lost in Zambia’s away game.egypt beat almost every country in their group..but hard luck eluded them with Ghana .

  6. Ghanaman says:

    All these animals like Benny, Assemblyman , and other DOGS don’t know a thing about football.

    • Assemblyman says:

      Mr Man,you call human being dogs .Did your papa teach you that foolish thing? Am sure you must be living in the Stone Age,you stupid bastard who talks from us anus without using your head to think.Foolish fool..kwasia Gyimi Gyimi ..

  7. harry says:

    Ghanaman,you sound like u are on either AA’s payroll or Dauda’s payroll.You defend the ‘obvious bad’.How do u monitor a bench warmer?No white coach will Adore a bench warmer in South African League.Gh League is even better despite lack of CASH.Also haven’t u realized that AA is always making like-for-like substitutions?He lacks that tactical mind.lets face it.

    • Assemblyman says:

      Harry..man that Ghanaman idiot is an imposter..he is that Nigerian guy “wanna be” Ghanaian.Just another frustrated scammer who must be living in Apapa down in Lagos.Be kwasiaman!!

  8. Coach says:

    I was doubtful if “Ghanaman” was born and brought up by chimpanzees who have no manners but now, I am fully convince he could not have been brought up by humans. Guys ignore this Chimpanzee born idiot who have no manners

    • Assemblyman says:

      Yeah that guy is not even Ghanaian ,I just explained. A very very low self esteemed nigerian who day dreams of being a Ghanaian and no wonder he is not a Ghanaian either.because we don’t hv such bushmen in our culturally inculcated and polite society.

  9. Coach says:

    I have stated clearly that we should pray fervently for mother luck to smile on us again otherwise we are on our way back home even before we kick a ball
    . The truth of the matter is that we do not have a coach, we have some one who calls players . What team did Appiah coached before been appointed Ghana coach? The hype about Appiah is just sheer propaganda by selfish people who are only concern about their pocket

  10. jb says:

    Is totally waste of tax payers money, it make sense to travel to visit key players of the team but to visit every single member of the 30 provisional players is totally a joke. Waste of tax payers money

  11. Coach says:

    He has not won a single game against a team from outside our continent of Africa and of course records are the to prove it. Drew with China, Turkey, lost to Japan and Montenegro. In Africa, we were beaten by Burkina, Mali, Egypt,Liberia, Zambia, drew with Dr Congo, etc and you call him a good coach? What is good about this results that makes him a good coach?

    • Assemblyman says:

      Coach,your point can’t be ignored.As usual Ghana needs fasting and prayers at the World Cup.because if you decide to look at things this way.I guess there is going to be a real reason to sacking kwasi nyantakyi and co from the GFA after abysmal performances of the blackstars in Brazil .besides a lot of truth will come out openly should they fail in Brazil.because they will be finding new people to be blaming as usual like whatever happened at the equatorial guinea-Gabon and South Africa’s recent cup of nations.But much as Ghanaian as we are,I guess we should stay positive and rally behind the blackstars in good faith.