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2014 World Cup: Rabiu Mohammed still disappointed in Ghana's missed chance against Germany

Rabiu Mohammed has been a regular feature in the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup

Rabiu Mohammed has been a regular feature in the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup

By Ameenu Shardow

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Rabiu Mohammed remains disappointed Ghana didn’t pick up the vital win in the thrilling draw with Germany which has now made progression for the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup extremely difficult.

Ghana were held to a thrilling 2-2 draw by the European giants in the second Group G game played last Saturday in Fortaleza.

The Black Stars rallied from a goal down to race into a 2-1 lead to ignite hopes of an easier qualification to the next round of the tournament being staged in Brazil.

But a late equalizer from the ever-green Miroslav Klose which eventually saw the game finish 2-2 meant Ghana’s qualification to the Round of 16 was out of their hands.

The result left Rabiu Mohammed massively disappointed but says he is hoping for a better result in the final group game against Portugal on Thursday.

“I had a good game but it is very sad that we drew 2-2 because we were leading at a point but we let it slip,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.

“We could have won this game but only God knows why he didn’t give us the victory.

“We will now go and hope things go our way and we win our next match.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. African Consciousness says:

    “We could have won this game but only God knows why he didn’t give us the victory”.

    He gave you a heart and legs, you can’t do it by yourself get all your team mates involved, make sure everyone is giving their maximum effort.

  2. Gagool says:

    The juju they relied on failed them ,now it is the turn of Portugal’s God to punish us. Portugal 3 Ghana 1.Ronaldo to score all the 3 goals to put Kwaku Bonsam to shame

  3. selfmade says:

    Even robben would have passed that ball! Robben is one of the most selfish players in the WC but in that condition or situation, am 100% sure that he wld have given a clean, square pass to his unmarked striker!

    Even some of the members on the bench were cursing loudly using unprintable words on the bench! Watch the replays and see how all the bench reacted to that single,history breaking moments in that game!

    Most of them were heard saying ‘ SELFISH, SELFISH’ and maybe they knew all these along! Ghana has been one of the best team in Brazil and one of the most TALENTED TEAM by far and it was no surprising when the Brazilians ROSE TO THEIR FEET TO CHEER ON GHANA during one of our breathtaking aesthetic attacks by completing 9 UNBREAK PASSES which nearly resulted in a marvelous goal!

    The biased white commentators couldn’t help but passed a rare comments of whah he was witnessing!

    Guy mowbay, the BBC commentator had this to say about that marvelous move’ the Ghanaians has brought the crowd to their feet and their football is SUPERB!

    If only we can put PERSONAL PRIDE AND GLORY ASIDE, we can win the next afcon and even surpassed Egypt achievements with this squad!

    • Milky says:

      You are so right! I was at the stadium and I was so surprised how many people cheered for Ghana! It was like the whole stadium was for Ghana! Everything the Germans start signing their Germany song, the Brazilians will start saying GHANAAAAAA GHANAAAAAAAAA GHANAAAAAAAA! And all the Ghana chanting will drowned out the Germans! It was such a beautiful moment. If only that selfish little twerp had passed. We would have made history!
      I feel like we have Brazil fans on our side, they will support us, we just need to do the right thing. Most of the players are selfish including Gyan himself.
      Today I saw Robin had a similar break away and a similar situation – one striker free and guess what!!! he fucking passed. I was like OMG, even this well established striker passed the ball even though he could have probably tried to go for glory because they were up in goals.
      Now our destine are in other people’s hands – great.

    • julius says:

      Why is everyone blaming one player for the entire results? They did well. It just was not to be. These things happen in football

  4. selfmade says:

    I don’t understand this at all! Gyan needs two goals to break into the WC all time top scorers and prior to the WC, we all came out with this stats and.am.sure a lot of the players are also aware of this milestone gyan and ghana are about to accomplish in Brazil and it wld have been prudent that his teammates help him to succeed!

    If we don’t stop this selfishness and personal glory, we all always be disappointed! Some our bs players are too selfish and sometimes they think they are doing Ghana a favor but the opposite is the case! There is no doubt about the fact that, Ghana is one of the most talented football nation on the planet and even people from afar can see how talented we are!

    Football wise, Ghana is getting better and better and in know that in due time, some of these players who thinks they are over Ghana, ll have themselves to blame!

    Jordan is a talented kid and I like him the first time I saw him against Botswana in 2012 but ever since that game, he has not been himself! I have already said this before and amma repeat it again, WHY DOES HE ALWAYS PULL HIS PANTS DOWN OR SAGGING DURING CRUCIAL MATCHES?

    Gyan was doing that but he has stop and he has became my lethal than ever! Dede ayew, god bless this young man, always has his pants tucked in neatly and am not surprise he is such an awesome kid! Dede can win the best player in the tourn shld Ghana progress!!

    Jordan always pulled his pants down and that is not nice! Personality is everything! Am yet to see any serious player who pulls his pants down when playing! Messi, Rooney, iniestas etc always pull their pants up!!

    A word to the wise is enough!

    • Milky says:

      You are so right! I was at the stadium and I was so surprised how many people cheered for Ghana! It was like the whole stadium was for Ghana! Everything the Germans start signing their Germany song, the Brazilians will start saying GHANAAAAAA GHANAAAAAAAAA GHANAAAAAAAA! And all the Ghana chanting will drowned out the Germans! It was such a beautiful moment. If only that selfish little twerp had passed. We would have made history!
      I feel like we have Brazil fans on our side, they will support us, we just need to do the right thing. Most of the players are selfish including Gyan himself.
      Today I saw Robin had a similar break away and a similar situation – one striker free and guess what!!! he fucking passed. I was like OMG, even this well established striker passed the ball even though he could have probably tried to go for glory because they were up in goals.
      Now our destine is in other people’s hands – great.

  5. Boro says:

    Now i am becoming uncomfortable talking about that atitude of Jordan all because of hard working Dede. He himself started that kind of behaviour and only managed to win the fans back after captaining the U-20 to win the world cup and five members of his group integrated into the BS who did not disappoint by sending us into the afcon 2010 finals. His work output in that tournament was tremendous and the fans have since accepted him, and that makes me wonder why he failed to advice his junior brother Jordan most especially when he had shown some glimpses of that atitude in the afcon 2013. People talked about that but it appeared people were generally not pleased with the performance of the entire team. He should have learnt his lessons but now will have to learn it the hard way. It will be in his own interest to take some break from the BS and concentrate on his club football especially if we are not able to qualify into the knockout stage. As a striker you should always know when to be selfish and when not. Frankly speaking, your team members cannot even forget about this because you saw Gyan signalling to you when you raised your head and then immediately decided to go for glory instead of simple square pass. Now whatever wicked intention you had you will forever be cited as the reason we are not able to advance from the group stage if we fail on thurday. You may become fans most hated player!

  6. Benito says:

    Self-made I agree with you,every player in this team should put them team first,it’s all about the team and not individual players.our team psychologist need to do more in this area.the TEAM FIRST and all other things second.immaturity on the part of some of the players can be factor to these unfortunate occurrences in our game.the assist is as important as the scorer,at the end of the day it’s Ghana.

  7. shogologobangoshie says:

    Self made… I have noticed that too bro! Against the yanks, anytime the camera captures him, he ll raise him head to look at the giant screen whiles pulling his pants down! Omg! I can’t believe this boy!

    Is he there to do Otto phfister or what! Pull your pants up, TIGHTEN IT hard so that u can run better! He was showing the world his white boxers short in the USA game and the Americans weren’t even doing that!

    This guy is a talent and the one for the future but he needs to mature faster othotherwise time wldnt wait for him!

    Finally, I ll appeal to all Ghanaians to forget about the pass and see what happens because there is a reason for everything under the sun!

  8. Gada says:

    God! boys dey talk papa…. Jordan is a fantastic player when he came on he took more shots at goal more than Asamoah. Who knows maybe Asamoah gyan would have missed the goal if he had released the pass to him. All Im trying to say is the match has ended lets move on we have learnt our lessons enough of thisJordan story.He is one of the best players in blackstars what did Kelvin play.let’s not compare here enough is enough. letshope and pray we qualify

  9. selfmade says:

    Yes we all know and understand that the harm has already been cause and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it but suffice to say that, our downfall in most major tournaments has been this cancerous CANKER which needs to or has to be address!

    In the previous afcon, wasn’t our players using juju on one another and what’s was the motive behind that act? The answer is one and that’s SELFISHNESS! Some our guys were jealous of their colleagues and allegedly used juju on them to undermine their efforts and is very similar to what pertains on the field of play!

    If a player can PULL DOWN HIS MATE(PHD) thru such a self destructive moves, then is more easier for him not to pass the ball to his mate who is a very scoring position and I want people to connect the dots togather!

    We are too selfish as a people in all endeavors and is lil surprising that our society reflects our state of mind! The world look down upon us and scorned at us as africans but whenever we have a perfect opportunity to create a good IMAGE ABOUT OURSELVES in front of million live audiences, then WE START TO THINK NEGATIVELY!

    Just take a critical look at out team and tell me if there is one player who is not selfish! Ghanaians are too selfish people because we want to build big mansions and have all the cars to ourselves so that society LL praise us and our family alone and we are exhibiting the same mindset and attitude in the national team!!

    Some of our players has been saying, there is great team SPIRIT in camp and I always wonder if they understand that statement because on the field of play, there are INDIVIDUALISTIC AS EVER!

    Team spirit indeed!

  10. Samedge says:

    Rabiu stop saying only God knows why he didn’t give us victory. God gave us the victory over Germany but Jordan blew it away out of selfishness. Man, u have to hit the nail right on the head.

  11. theobanks says:

    Awesome discussions! Keep up it fellas

  12. Eben says:

    @selfmade; while we all know that it was selfish play by Jordan, he wasn’t the only player at fault. Asamoah Gyan missed two glorious chances in the first half and if he had converted one of those, we might have worn the game. Also, Atsu was selfish against U.S on a number of occasions and that was partly why we weren’t effective offensively against the U.S. I know Jordan was wrong for not passing to Gyan, but I think it’s a collective failure from bad coaching to bad defense that’s why we are in this mess.

  13. Samedge says:

    @Eben kindly answer this question: which Ghanaian player was lambasted severely after Ghana loss to Uruguay in 2010. Was that Asamoah Gyan alone who spoiled a penalty during that encounter?

  14. Eben says:

    @samedge, your comparison is inapplicable under this circumstances because the Uruguay game was a knockout game and therefore only one game to play. However at the group stage, we’ve three equally important games to get points and so those who cause us to lose the game against U.S, from bad defending to Atsu’s selfishness, are equally to blame for our predicament because they made us drop all three points. If you’ve three exams to pass a class and you fail two of the exams, you can’t chose only one of the two exams you fail as your reason for failing the class. So yes Jordan is guilty, but so are those who caused us the game against U.S because if we had a least claimed a point against U.S, we will be sitting on two points right now. What’s the prove that Gyan would’ve scored if he had received ball, a useless striker with one of the poorest conversion rate. Gyan is our leading striker because in the absence of good, bad is good.