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2014 World Cup: Ghana earn respect of Germany coach Joachim Low after thrilling draw

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah exchanging pleasantries with his German opponent Joachim Low

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah exchanging pleasantries with his German opponent Joachim Low

By Ameenu Shardow

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Germany coach Joachim Low admits to a tough game against Ghana in the thrilling 2-2 draw of the second Group G game at the 2014 World Cup.

The Black Stars excelled against the European giants and were just unlucky not to have come away with all three points in the game played on Saturday evening in Fortaleza.

Ghana, coming from a disappointing opening defeat to the USA rallied from a goal down to being close to a famous win over Germany before a highly friendly crowd.

Andre Ayew canceled out a Mario Goetze opener and Asamoah Gyan put the Black Stars into the lead nine minutes later.

Substitute Miroslav Klose then equalized for Germany but there were a plethora of chances thereon for either side to win the game.

Ghana most probably got the best of exchanges but couldn’t finish to pick a vital point off the three-time winners and earned the respect of their coach Joachim Low.

“We led and that was good for us but Ghana attacked and threw everything at us and they had three players who were strong upfront,” the German trainer said.

“But we were also unable to make good use of our counter attacks.”

Ghana now have just one point after two games in Group G and is now hoping Portugal keep them alive by beating the United States in the group’s other game on Saturday.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Samedge says:

    Oh Jordan, ibi we wey u do like that? U get the ball u no pass give Gyan to score.

  2. Ghfuo 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!

  3. Razak says:

    Ghana played very well and deserves to have beaten Germany if the ball was given to Gyan it would have been three points for Ghana now we can hope that Portugal beat the United States of America

  4. Readi 2 dye says:

    @ghfuo…..u talk out of ur ass…what game where u watching…wakaso wasnt even in the game…all u do is complain even if we wuda won the game u will still find something to complain.about….when u gon be happy….u have too much free time, leave AA alone n find something to do….n u can put that in ur pipe n smoke it….talking about wakaso was in the game. Wtf.

  5. Trick says:

    @ghfuo….. U don’t know wtf u talking about the only mistake AA did was jordon istead of waris

    • Ghfuo says:

      @trick. Shine ur eye. Aa subs cost us the game. Atsu should have been left. Jordan didn’t play bad except for the golden chance he dropped due to childish selfishness. Badu, not wakasso were useless and had no impact. Boye should have been dropped for sumaila in the 2nd half. Rewatch the game. I’ve seen it twice already

  6. kwame-blz says:

    Ghana played a good game with good substitution except for Jordan who shouldnt play any of Ghana’s games left till the end of the tournament. So selfish and not a team player….no need for him to be on the pitch if you look for individual glory but not ur country’s.

    • Papa Addo says:

      I agree with you Akwesi did everything right except for the jordan switch but i think against portugal he should start wakasso at left back put KASA at left wing and ayew in the middle and sit boateng as a sub.. Boateng and Waris coming on in the second half would be dynamite

  7. EA1us says:

    Ghana played a great game, I can’t understand why some people are still complaining. The damage was done when we lost against u.s; Ghana vs Germany is rated on ESPN as the best so far in Brazil WC. We didn’t get the win, but it was agreat PERFORMANCE except j. ayew not giving gyan the ball. Stay STRONG Ghana black stars!! It’s NOT over!!

  8. Kwame Larbi says:

    Ghana made it, fans, stop blaming the players, blame the coach for the poor first half selection against the US, you have to let the experience players like Prince Boateng start first and then substitution after works.your first line up counts. We played a good game,

  9. THIS GAME HAS BEEN RATED THE BEST SO FAR IN THE TOURNAMENT.HAD WE PLAYED THIS WAY AGAINST USA,WE WOULD HAVE WON.
    @GHANAFUO
    . YOU HAVE BEEN PREDICTING DOOM FOR A.A. SINCE.YOU EVEN SAID WE WOULD NOT MAKE IT TO BRAZIL,YET HERE WE ARE AND YOU ARE STILL ON A SANK SHIP WITH YOUR DOOMSDAY PREDICTIONS?NO, THE ONLY SICK PERSON HERE IS YOU!BYE THE BYE,THEY LOOKING FOR YOU ON GHANAWEB.YOU PREDICTED A 3-1 WIN FOR GERMANY AND I WANT TO KNOW WHAT BUSINESS DO YOU HAVE HERE DISCUSSING TACTICS?
    . PSYCHOLOGICALLY,YOU SOUND LIKE A DOG,WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHEN ITS BEEN LICKED;YOUR MINDSET LOOKS SUSPECT LIKE THE WORD UNBALANCED.DO YOU THINK ITS RIGHT WHEN EVERYONE IS ALWAYS AGAINST YOU,BOTH HERE AND ON GHANAWEB?BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU ARE BETTER THAN EVERYBODY IN YOUR ASSERTIONS?THEN YOU’RE NOT A REALIST,ARE YOU?

  10. joe says:

    I dnt know why AA use Jordan instead Warris, i cant undastand. All de quolifies was Warris buh why now unmatured Jordan

  11. Nana Yaw says:

    Jordan should hv pass buh he had options he gambled coz it was so clear he was going to pass finkin da neur concentration will be on gyan whn da pass he made buh neur was smart.. Most strikers will go 4 da kill eg.Robben… It will surprise whn Jordan becum like asaomah gyan or more better player remember 2005 to 2008 wat insult nd attack wasn’t directed to asaomah gyan nw see if gyan is not in our squard da team seems empty… Jordan a mistake buh dat lad got alot to show. We jux dey tlk too much

  12. Nana Yaw says:

    we could hv won da game if we had a creative midfield funny enough he had such a player nd he plays @ LB hmmm Mr. Appiah why re u soo adamant… Bring he back o coz we need a player who cn gv a decisive pass ayoooo

  13. Ghanaman says:

    I give AA 8/10,his tactics were spot on and he kept pushing our boys encouraging them.

  14. Michael says:

    GSN why do you keep making mistakes, Portugal v USA is on sunday 10pm not on saturday. Congrates to Black Stars they played a great game. Let us hope Portugal beat the US today sunday and we beat them on thursday,hoping Germany beat the US,then we shall be thru to the next round.

  15. Orzor says:

    Dede Ayew thx for de great show. Go Black Stars, go Ghana.

  16. Sumaila says:

    Michael you blamed GSN for making mistakes, but you also made a mistake. You should have said;
    “Congrats Black Stars” not “Congrates Black Stars”. The webpage will even underline the “Congrates” to alert you of your mistake. Any way, Good luck for Black Stars. We all make mistakes.

  17. Bishop says:

    Ghfuo shut up for once.So that something good would come out of you.

  18. Carlos Danger says:

    We have the right to complain if the coach is misbehaving — player selection, substitution & not coaching the players on positioning, corners and set pieces.