2014 World Cup: Joe Addo wants Ghana goalie Adam Kwarasey dropped if his confidence is in doubt

Adam Kwarasey

Adam Kwarasey

By Patrick Akoto

Ex-Ghana defender Joe Addo has urged Kwesi Appiah to leave out goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey if his confidence level for the number one position in the Black Stars is suspicious ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

The 26-year-old has been in fine form for Norwegian champions Strømsgodset over the past three years but has been criticized in some quarters for his perceived lack of confidence when he’s in post for Ghana.

There are those who have questioned his mental toughness and focus when representing the Africans at the international level, leading to the decision to start Fatau Dauda ahead of him during the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Dauda has since not looked back as he featured in all the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup but there have been concerns lately over his lack of first team action at Orlando Pirates.

Coach Kwesi Appiah is facing the unenviable task of choosing between the two goalkeepers for the number position with reports suggesting he will prefer Dauda ahead of Kwarasey in Brazil due to his high confidence level.

Ex-Ghana international Joe Addo has waded into the debate and says the ex-Kotoko trainer must not waver in his mind of whom to choose if Kwarasey does not improve his mental stock.

“Professor Mintah should psyche all the players up and not only Adam Kwarasey and if you say he lacks confidence, then he shouldn’t be in the team,” he told Accra-based Power FM

“If Fatau Dauda should pick up an injury or get suspended during the World Cup, would Kwarasey’s confidence level change at that point?

“Adam Kwarasey should psyche himself up for the number one choice goalkeeping position in the Black Stars or he should be left out.”

Addo’s comment will surely spark another bout of debate in the West African country as the days winds down to the biggest football fiesta on earth.

The Black Stars are seeking to go a step further after a progressive outing in the last two editions.

They are paired in group G alongside USA, Germany and Portugal.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. benny says:

    Somebody needs to take Addo to the nesrest psychiatric hospital. He talks crap.

    • spellBOUND says:

      hahahaha. this addo man is too funny. there’s so much insults i want to hurl at him right now, but i’ll hold my tongue…. no comment mr addo, no comment!..

    • Kofi Babone says:

      Such comments destabilise players more than psyche them up.
      The GFA has hired a more competent person to deal with the selection. If
      you think you have a suggestion why not use a more confidential means to talk to A.A rather than putting it in the public domaine. Is it to show off your high IQ? You are excused if it is due to overdose of Alomo bitters. Kofi Babone

    • OGYA says:

      Addo, another empty barrel in Ghana who talks from his belly. offer them food and they will talk rubbish all day.

      Adam Kwarasey does not lack confidence, he is just refusing to water the goalkeeper coach’s belly. Are we Ghanaians fools to believe this brainless excuse from a bunch of morons at GFA? a guy who man’s the goalpost for a top flight team in Norway, Captains them and leads them to championship, all of a sudden becomes mediocre playing in Africa of all places? give me a break, there is more than meets the eye. I believe someone is putting stuff in Kwarasey’s drinks or food before matches, and I wouldn’t leave it past Fatau Dauda. They should keep Fatau and the goalkeeper’s coach far away from Kwarasey, those two are hazardous or dangerous to the well-being of Kwarasey.

      Everyone with common sense knows what he is capable of, we see that in his games in Europe, saw that in the game against Brazil. What do we see with Fatau? nothing that gives anyone hope that he is going to save Ghana. Struggling to make a team, and when he plays, they loose.

      I would be very worried if I were Akwesi Appiah. Fatau did not have to play that hard for Ghana to qualify for the world cup. I want anyone to show me any spectacular saves he made that prevented Ghana from loosing? None. The world cup is not for Amateur goalkeepers like Fatau. Its for the well tested and groomed like the Kwarasey’s of the world. You are not going to play Africans in the world cup? You are going to face the best in Europe, Asia, North/South America and this is what Kwarasey has been groomed and played against all his life. He will excel for Ghana in Brazil. Take it to the bank.

  2. kofi says:

    Joe Addo,you are campaining for Fatau.
    you did not even think of 25million ghanaians who will follow the tournament with their hearts and souls.
    uncle Joe pls come again because i can see you are drugs or you taking wee.
    how can a bench warmer in low competive league take the number 1 position in our team.kwarasey has mature and his confidence level is high now.
    uncle Joe you have to be careful with your ultrances offlate because u akways talk nonsense

  3. Kwame Adu-Gyamfi says:

    This guy is worrying about Kwarasey? Dauda hasn’t been playing regularly for a whole year!!! Dauda shouldn’t be anywhere near Brazil this summer. FACT

  4. Thegreatest says:

    Woye Kwasea. He has collected bribes from some goalkeepers.

  5. Union Leader says:

    Thank God you’re not the Coach,Joe Addo. ‘ cos as a good coach you play a role in psyching up the confidence of your charges. From your utterances it appears to me you don’t have a clue about coaching and you’re only talking for talking sake. Please shut up and stop compounding issues for the coaches.

  6. sticky straw says:

    Oyiwa!I said it kwarasay lack confidence in the poles I thank god that not only king stickystraw thad has observe that , we all saw how he famble with free kicks, corners and Ariel balls although fatau is not playing regularly in his club but he is stil far far better than kwarasay ,comparing kwarasay to fatau dauda is like comparing government school to preparatory school even the picture doesn’t look right how could u leave fearless man like fatau dauda and pick superscarey man like kwarasay. The only match kwarasay did very well is the friendly match against Brazil which they won by a goal to nill . Papadinho your mor twes suck your mother who do think u are? Pussy Boy . U hate dauda for no reason ghanaians are the most ungrateful human race on this planet . It was fatau who qualify ghana to Brazil we did the same to Sammy adjei and his career was ruined , Ghanaians we are fool that’s why the country is in the hands of thiefs, éven our parliament house has been turn into robbery den ghana is in the hands of wrong peoples

    • Assemblyman says:

      I see a big idiot here..just imagine had your mom had a miscarriage when she was pregnant..am sure she by now be complaining to the world that she almost had a baby but lost it to miscarriage .thank God she gave birth to you whether 9 months or prematurely we don’t know but our problem is she gave birth only to a fool who can’t reason and this hasnt become a problem for your parents but the community,entire Ghana and in fact the whole world ..what an idiot!! All you know is suck your mother ? The best English you know better because some musician sung in in his song ?? This goes to show how swayed you are easily influenced by nonsense ,.reasoning ,you can’t reason and I sit here to worry abt your parents letting loose an idiot like you to talk where wise men reason..and now you hv shown to the world what an idiot you are,with a zero IQ inside your pin head..go to the bush n find your likes there ..bcos humans reason here in this forum..aboa keke kwa!! Odabo!!adwee!!

  7. Papadinho says:

    See this fool!! Kwasia like u . How dare talk like he odwan!!! Kwarasey is better than u and ur generation . Stupid old fool!!! Watch him stop ronaldo while dauda watch from home.
    Kwasia!!
    Bless

  8. sticky straw says:

    We all saw how kwarasay suffered with ariel balls, free kicks and corners in the afcon few years ago in gabon

  9. veloso says:

    JOE ADDO U R A BIG FOOL.. Oooooooooooooooo SHAME!!!! Everybdy go see u… Kwasiaaaaaa man..

  10. sam va says:

    This guy talks like a radio but don’t blame him but the publicity given to his comments. Who is he to make a statement that is so important that we have to publish as a headline website.i rest my case.

  11. askantwi says:

    Mr. Addo, very soon you’ll drop everybody else. How do you know or what makes you think Kwarassey lacks confidence? It looks like your perception is based on what Naseem said about Kwarassey. Mind you, Naseem was only trying to justify his choice of Fatau all the time over Kwarassey. However, the truth is he is taking bribe from Dauda and can’t afford not to play him. Fatau pays Naseem. If he does not play him, he loses his paycheck. That’s all there is to it.

  12. Ghanaman says:

    Dauda is the man to stop CR 7 in his tracks not some low esteemed Addo or Kwsy.

  13. wilson says:

    let’s scrutinise the goal keepers trainers are trainer to. goal keeping criticisms has been since Edward ansah through samba then now nasamu yakubu. So far as I am concerned these 3 ex goalkeepers exhibited very basic flaws during their goal keeping days.the question is what are they or have they been imparting? Have we realised that no matter the good things we hear about a goal keeper before he is called to the black stars we start questioning the competence of the goal keeper. eddy ansah damba and nasamu may be very good English speakers and Joseph Carr cannot compete them on that score. But if it comes to the skills of goal keeping and training goal keepers, exposure, and achievement none of the above comes near Carr. On the contrary if fluency in English is a criteria then simon addo towers above the 3 goalkeepers trainers we have had so far and in addition is up there in goalkeeping techniques, exposure and experienced. Change the goal keepers trainer to either Joseph Carr or simon addo.

  14. harry says:

    @Stick.Dickhead.You are senseless fool.Can u tell us about Dauda’s current form?You don’t know bcus he is a bench warmer.And for your lack of football knowledge,Dauda didn’t qualify Gh to WC.Did u even watch the last 2 qualifiers?He was an ass.We don’t play football with names.We would have gone for Stephen Appiah.

  15. Adebayo says:

    I understand Mr. Addo to be saying that if Kwarassey is not no.1 the reason should not be that he lacks confidence! And how does a goalie gain confidence if not by playing regularly with your defenders. Kwarassey will not be confident if his team mates keep communicating to him in TWI!

  16. Dr Who says:

    Well said Joe Addo…Kwarasey lacks confidence.woe unto Ghana if we dare put him in post against Germany and Portugal.

  17. pee says:

    only fools who will say adam is not good and have confident. joe addo u r totally offunoo like like talketive bad coaches, hmmm i dont wnt to talk chaww!

  18. pee says:

    adam kwarasey just freel ur mind cuz u are the best keeper in ghana and u r the number one if ghana will say the true,kwasia sem kwa!atanful as if adorful…………….

  19. abrantie says:

    Joe Addo seems to know everything lol. Why isn’t he National Team Coach lol. Mr. Addo, we thank you for your input and opinions but at the end of the day KA is head coach. KA is going to make the cuts lol. Talk all you want, KA isn’t going to hear you.

  20. King of Kings says:

    Kwarasey looks calm doesn’t mean he lacks confidence. He is going to do well in Brazil i know and i feel it.

  21. selfmade says:

    This Joe addo guy is a jerk!! Stop fool! Infact some people has no respect for themselves and even if they have it, they lack common sense!! This dude needs to shut the hell up because he is simply an incoherent fool! What at all did he do extraordinarily for Ghana when he was playing! If Freddy adu can retired u from international soccer in mls, then it means u a fucking failure! This guy needs to shut up and stop disgracing the name ADDO! Infact I was born when this guy was playing for game and there is no AZEE,ACACHA defender than this moron! During his playing days,he was one of the most useless defenders in Ghana and his lack of common sense on the field aided strikers and midfielders use him for football commercials!! Ghana couldn’t win anything during the 90s becasus of useless players like Joe ADDO and he no has the KWASEABILITIES to open his stupid mouth to make noise!! He should shut the hell up!! His colleagues are busily studying for their uefa license A n B coaching certificates whiles this fool is making noise in some mediocre TWI RADIO STATION! kwasia man!!

  22. Church Boy.. says:

    The goalkeeper’s trainer must be changed. What is mr joe saying about confidence.
    sombody who plays regularly n a bench warmer… who lacks confidence?
    I dnt see any lack of confidence in Kwarasay on de pitch.
    If he exibited such a great petformance against Brazil (i think dat was his second game for GH) , what other experience does he need to boost him up.
    i am highly disapointed in de goalkeeper’s trainer n Joe Addo.
    But all these wudnt bring kwarasey down.
    99.9% of Ghanaians kno he’s better than Dauda.
    Addo shud go bak a watch the last 3 games Dauda featured in , he can then answere us if such aweful goalkeeping is wat he calls confidence.
    A.A must wake up, Kwarasey is GH #1 .
    no doubt. God Bless GH!!!

  23. selfmade says:

    This guy is thinking he is relevant in Ghanaian soccer! Massa, pack yourself to some corner and let’s current generation enjoy our success because afterall u and your useless bunch of oldies couldn’t do shit for Ghana? What cup did u and your batch won for Ghana? Did u qulaified Ghana to the WC? Even your age is a BIG LIE and u only have 44 appearance for Ghana with only two goals and u are making yourself like some BIG, IMPORTANT OLD PLAYER! U now talking about other players confidence when u had non!! Lastly, u were able to play for Ghana during the BAGYIMI MMR3, and I can bet u that u ll not make this modern day Ghanaian team not even on the bench, so SHUT UP, U FOOL!!

  24. Assemblyman says:

    Hahaha..Joe Addo is a comedian..I don’t blame him at all.He spent his entire playing career hovering around mediocre leagues in the USA and Hong Kong.what did he bring to Ghana that has benefitted our football ? Absolutely nothing !!
    if a braggart decide to brag all the time one day he might be caught up inside his lies..the same thing that has happen to Joe Addo..he thinks being over knowing makes him know everything ?? Nuh! I guess makes him an idiot like he just exposed himself ..The issue is not about KWARASEY or Dauda ..it’s about nassamu yakubu the goalie trainer ..this is very simple ..he joe Addo shld compare KWARASEY’s performances under the days of Joe Carl and Eddie Ansah,two different keepers trainers KWARASEY has gone through during the helms of the black stars and currently nassamu yakubu’s reign?? I am sure anyone can make this out except an idiot known as Joe Addo ..Nassamu yakubu has more than a closer relationship with Dauda else he won’t accept to be his private trainer as well as going public on why he selects Dauda .well we know how this has turned since nassamu yakubu has his personal interest in Dauda being served..
    Joe Addo ,shaking my head! So with all his bragging he has no knowledge inside his big head..this guy has become too noisy in the media circus doing mini propaganda for a GFA post in the future ..so are we gonna hv such little brains run our football ? Am sorry for Ghana ..wtf! What an idiot !

  25. Texas says:

    Joe Addo please shut the fuck up because you don’t know shit and you are not a coach…

  26. Assemblyman says:

    Moreover,Nassamu Yakubu can’t speak English well enough to communicate With KWARASEY .he rather finds it easy to talk to Fatau in Hausa .hence he nassamu has a barrel in linguistics over KWARASEY .which is why he lied deliberately over the confidence subject . so Joe jerk Addo,shld know this better.

  27. A concerned citizen...2222222 says:

    Joe Addo is gone overboard. Remember Joe Addo you flopped miserably when Black Stars played South Africa during your heydays in South Africa. Itwas yourside South Africa used to score Ghana. In coach Malik’s analysis on the GBC station your name was mentioned as the worse offender. Since that time you retired and you never attended a coaching course so you don’t have any technical brain except only your colonial mentality. You are now a coach of only two radio stations and anything comes to your stomach you voice out. Watch Kwarasey will be the No. 1 probably keepers trainer should be changed for taken sides. @ John Mensah will also work very hard to be invited

  28. selfmade says:

    This country has become a big joke!! Any kwasia biara can go and sit down in some fake, medicroe twi radio station and starts to spew nonsenses and total hogwash!! This is the sad level this country has descending to that even COMMON, JOBLESS SERIAL CALLERS can talk about issues beyond their MENTAL CAPACITIES! Any fool who has HIGH LATENT INHIBITION ( foolishness, stupidity and low IQ) can sit down comfortably in a ceiling fan TWI radio station and sell his foolishness to AMANSAN without any shame or shyness!! I shocked give these non entities who considered themselves so relevant be it in politics or sports but smart people consider them as useless fools!! NATION OF JOKERS INDEED! Freedom of speech is making a big fool out people who were thought we smart at first!! Joe ADDO is a JACKASS and a stupid, immature old man with no brains! Indeed, the book of proverbs is right when it said that GREYNESS doesn’t mean WISDOM! U want the coach to drop a guy who has shown such a patriotism to Ghana and has been part and parcel of the squad throut the entire WC campaign and can u know the repercussions it ll have on the team? This foolish man cannot think beyond his CROOKIER NOSE!!

  29. big boss says:

    Hahhahhaaha!! Wow! Ghanaians hate nonsenses and love to INSULT PAPA! lol! Big shoutout to all the bros over here and the fact of the matter is, I love u all for your insults without fear or favor!! BOIS Y3 TOUGH!! Shoutout to my man SELFMADE aka INFAMOUS M.A.D.E, dude I love u so much as your contributions and insults at times makes my day and Iove reading all your comments hahahahahhaaaaa! More grease to your elbows!! To GHANAMAN, TEXAS, SPELLBOUND, KUUKUPHILLY ETC… I love u all!! U tell this kwasia man for me …. Hihihhhihii

  30. big boss says:

    @selfmade… ‘ This man cannot think beyond his CROOKIER NOSE’…… hihhhihhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii… Hahhahahaaaahahahaaahaahahahahaha……. Loloololoooooo….. Love u my man!! Too clever and intelligent!!!…… Hahhahahahhahaa!!….hhhiiiihhiiiiiiiiiii!!!

  31. Thegreatest says:

    Wo kasa te se ogle gentile.

  32. Agyenol says:

    Well Said and commented.I think you guys have categorically deviated.the best man to mann the post is. Rich kinson. Neither above-mentioned goalies deserve to guide and guard the post.Lack of experience.European league on My foot.I do watch Norwegian league live every weekend,its no where comparable to Ghanain Local league.

    • Assemblyman says:

      yeah another wise man’s contribution..go bring Eddie Ansah back.after that think of resurrecting Robert Mensah from death to man the post for Ghana in Brazil and beyond..smh!!

  33. Addo Junior says:

    Daddy I told you not to take that $500 from this goal keeper,you have made everyone to insult and mock at you for no reason…hmmmmm me kae.

  34. stlexis says:

    You guys are all getting it wrong. I’m sure if not for the first comment a lot more people would have given different opinion about this story. Now read this: If AA thinks kwaraseys confidence is too low to be no.1 then he shouldn’t be in the team at all. Bcos bringing him in as a substitute will not raise his confidence. Don’t use this excuse to relegate him to the bench and put an inactive Dauda in post. I think Kwarasey should be no.1

  35. Maapa says:

    Joe Addo, you’ve got to be kidding. You couldn’t be serious. You are not the Coach but rethink your position, IF indeed you made such comment.

  36. Benny says:

    I hope STUPID JOE is reading all these comments.

  37. Zi Kalanga says:

    Joe Ado….the Gay man. Wo nana tou.

  38. joe says:

    I dont see de beef in wat u guys r all criticizing ….is it de English u guys dnt get or sheer ignorance?? He said “if”…dats a conditional statement. …read de statement properly…..

    • spellBOUND says:

      chale, shut up. don’t come on here high and mighty claiming us ignorant… he made his comments, now let him sit there and take our wrath.. none forced him to speak those words whether they be implications or not…we’re just tired of a man who has shown loyalty like kwaresey being downplayed while benchwarmers, and conflict of interest keeper trainers and non-english speaking former pathetic players keep singing his dauda’s tune..

  39. Zi Kalanga says:

    Orkwasia man like u.ur yellowish teeth like puna Yam.foolish man like u…ochukobila

  40. kuukuphilly says:

    This Guy is fucking confused!

  41. Aro says:

    Am not surprised Joe Addo is trying to convince Akwasi Appiah to use Dauda who we all know he has not been able to beat Senzo Meyiwa who is third goalkeeper for South African national team but calls himself the number goalkeeper for the black star but we all knows that Kwarasey have phone best goalkeeper in the Norwegian league which is far far ahead of the South African league. If Joe Addo do not know the real Kwarasey then he should go and look for a clip of Brazil vs Ghana friendly match which Kwarasey was in poles and stop talking trash. We all knows that he is campaigning for Dauda for the number spot in the world cup but the truth is he is lost it totally to Kwarasey and we all knows that Kwarasey will be in poles for Ghana in Brazil, so he can go on and talk rubbish. What a selfish man you are Joe Addo

  42. sticky straw says:

    joe and stlexis are those who really understand English language , Joe addos statement was conditional statement

  43. Kwabena says:

    This is a racist attack on Kwarasey. He is the BEST goalkeeper we can have.

  44. Nana, USA says:

    Who’s joe addo anyway, that we should listen to him. Matcheeeeeeew!!

  45. Agyengo says:

    Am wondering if this Assemblyman or whoever you nickname yourself has ever stretched his lazylegs before?Joe Addo is talking fr.o.m. experience.An experience and good goalkeeper makes good and solid defence.Why you guys blend fooball With age all the time.How Old is Buffon?one of the most promising Young goalies nowadays is, Athletico Madrids goal-keeper, of Belgian descent.Tell me can you in anyway , anyhow compare him to Buffon in terms of Experience and galance.hope you reason With Joe Addo a bit before you criticize him blindly.Do you think Ghana has an easy task to execute.How can you compare these Two goalies to Kinson,watch his games.

    • Assemblyman says:

      Agyengo!! Come again …. You’ve totally deviated from the whole subject’s point of discussion..I guess joe Addo was talking about confidence not age ,Broda !so where is the issue coming from how does your own point relates to me,.oh! Massa,bl3fo!!! Now let’s talk about my lazy legs ..go tell nyantakyi and the rest at GFA that they hvnt stretch their lazy legs before so they shld get out of office for hard working legs to take over wait.moreover in advising you over you suggested need for old goallies,bro it’s not a bad idea as long as you can also campaign for the return of Eddie Ansah.Since he is the oldest around in terms of age and experience .so bravo!!…don’t let me feel sorry for you wai coz my last name also relate to Agyengo

  46. wee ba says:

    agyengo dnt be an ass,this is nt abt who has stretched his legs before.IF THEY KNOW HOW TO PLAY FOOTBALL WE ALSO KNOW HOW TO WATCH IT

  47. sticky straw says:

    Assemblyman the toy man not only sticky who has realised that u are a big fool but the entire world also

    • Assemblyman says:

      See this baboon!! I pity your parents for giving birth to you.A son of parentless local HIV- Aids infested ashowo champion with no class..you side with a loser like Joe Debrah who all the world knows wasn’t a good player in his days and he talks by heart and you are supporting him..massa you are on the same scale ..Gyimi Gyimi oluwaa..if you smoke or do other hard drugs before coming here to spew nonsense..well think twice cause there is no show here for a foolish fool like you…wo maame tw3 kan kan!!your mothers rotten water discharging smelly pussy wai..go seek help for your mental illness elsewhere ,else if you fool to say a word again ,you won’t hv it so easy..this is just a light show..you will receive the ultimate if you dare bring yourself again…kwasia boy like you who will give birth kwasia children to hv kwasia family …gutter boy with watery mouth..gbemi soormii..onye fre fre ..Avu kokro..viafitor…kolopato..saabo…saadwe..cocoase krakye kurasini..ashowo empina ba..kotiboto like yourself ,,,sheegi mutumbanzani..

    • Assemblyman says:

      Gyimi boy!! Kwasiatoliwa!you dare mention aerial ball problem with KWARASEY ,,what about short Lilliput Fatau..how he conceded goals against Egypt..his club has changed 3 coaches and non seem to trust him to keep the goal for pirates,.it means he doesn’t fit in a less corrupt environment .than only Ghana where fools like you make choices because of their stomach interest..Gyimi Gyimi keke kwa!!..your name sticky straw seems familiar..my dog has the same name as yours..you are the name sake of my dog…hence you are my dog.so dog,come eat my shit!tell your master joe Addo that he failed!!

  48. Assemblyman says:

    Gyimi boy!! Kwasiatoliwa!you dare mention aerial ball problem with KWARASEY ,,what about short Lilliput Fatau..how he conceded goals against Egypt..his club has changed 3 coaches and non seem to trust him to keep the goal for pirates,.it means he doesn’t fit in a less corrupt environment .than only Ghana where fools like you make choices because of their stomach interest..Gyimi Gyimi keke kwa!!