2014 World Cup: Ghana team return home after failed bid in Brazil, to arrive at noon

Andre Ayew boarding the team bus on its way to the airport in Maceio

Andre Ayew boarding the team bus on its way to the airport in Maceio

By Ameenu Shardow

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The Black Stars will arrive in Ghana on Sunday afternoon following their failed campaign at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Seventeen players made the trip from the team’s camp in Maceio on Saturday night.

Adam Kwarasey, Albert Adomah, Christian Atsu, Michael Essien had already left the team’s camp for their respective bases in Europe.

The quartet plus Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng who had been expelled from the Black Stars camp meant only seventeen players were left to make the trip back home.

Former captain Stephen Appiah who worked as a member of Ghana’s backroom staff had also left earlier.

Black Stars team bus on its way to the Maceio airport

Black Stars team bus on its way to the Maceio airport

The Ghana contingent left their base in Maceio for Natal where they got on a chartered flight straight to Accra.

The team is expected to arrive at the Kotoka International Airport at 12 noon.

Ghana crashed out of the 2014 World Cup after the first round having finished bottom of Group G with just a single point.

This was the Black Stars’ worst performance ever since making its debut at the finals in Germany 2006.

Captain Asamoah Gyan however succeeded in becoming the most scoring African player in the history of the World Cup having broken Roger Miller’s record by scoring two goals this term to see his tally rise to six in three tournaments.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Mumbi says:

    While poor BD’s supporters are in pain, the players have $100,000 each in their pockets.

  2. Sterlingz says:

    Hmmm….asembaba…who cares…

  3. A concerned citizen.... says:

    Ghana is bigger than “try and error” coach Dr, AA, by putting square pegs in round holes. All these problems would not have cropped up if we have a good coach who knows how to manage egos and do the right selections. Still don’t have first 11 players since time immemorial…last year AFCON messed up..this year World just blown it..Appiah’s award should be “first time black stars failed at group stage” award..yet he has the guts to vow to stay because he is looking at his pocket?? Silent killer instincts still working on some players. How can they excel? A coach who sees a bench warmer as the best goalkeeper..who sees a player maker as the best defender…who sees a rough tackler as the best midfielder…Why everything opposite direction …in other words he sees black as white and white as black..

  4. isquared says:

    I really feel sorry for this talented squad of BS players, who obviously did NOT trust any of our appointed leaders from the coach all the way to the President. I do NOT blame them for demanding their money upfront as I am still waiting 3 years for payment for consulting services I provided to a Ghana government institution. We should throw our FULL support behind the players (including especially Sulley Muntari & KPB, who rebelled against ALL that was wrong with the BS management team) and demand a total cleanup of the management team from the inept and grossly unqualified coach Appiah, the corrupt GFA and incompetent BS management committee and Sports Minister and deputy (FIRED, not reassigned!!!!!)

  5. The guy who sought to bribe Akwasi Appiah with $25,000.00 is a great mathematician. If selected and even never played a game he stood to make a cool $100,000.00. Leaving him a. $75,000.00 rich. Someone’s life savings for a three week job while staying in a top class hotel with free boarding. All expenses paid travels and all. What a cool calculator.

  6. Solar says:

    They’ve shot themselves their own foot, for this is the time the newly formed GFA to spell out a clear cut rules for the BLAKK stars to follow.

  7. sharky says:

    Can we all campaign for them to appoint Marcel Desailly as the next coach!

  8. Fiscko says:

    Whatever happened has happen. The best solution to the damages, is to fire the coach and the entire GFA members including the stupid and uneducated boss Nyantakyi. Why everything to black people is about corruption and bribery? We dont want good and better things for ourselves. Akwesi Appiah should be smart enough to resign. He will be fired anyways. If they dont fire him, i will do it myself.