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2014 World Cup: US coach says he hired Berti Vogts to help him beat Ghana

Jurgen Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann

By Rahman Osman

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USA coach Jurgen Klinsman admits Berti Vogts’ experience on African soil played a major rule in his decision to hire him as Special Advisor for the 2014 World Cup finals.

Vogts was Nigeria coach when Ghana eliminated them at the quarter-final stage of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 scoreline.

He is also coached Scotland, Kuwait and Azerbaijan.

Klinsmann hopes his experience can help him progress from a difficult group comprising Ghana, Portugal and his native Germany.

“Berti Vogts has been in coaching for years. He has coached Nigeria before and they are very similar to our group opponents Ghana,” Klinsmann said.

“He has had close ties to European teams and that again is very important.

“The decision to bring Vogts was an easy one,his records in the game is incredible and will be very crucial to our course.”

The US will be looking to start well against Ghana, who have beaten them twice in two editions, on 16 June.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. ZG GH4LIFE says:

    Good luck with that Mr. Klins, you can even hire Kwasi Appiah to help you against Ghana and you will still loose June.

  2. banger says:

    THIS COACH IS VERY FUNNY.DOES HE REALLY THINK GH IS GOIN TO BE PLAYING GAMES AT THE MUNDIAL.ONE THING IS IS FORGETTING IS THAT OUR STRIKERS AND MIDFIELDERS ARE WORLDCLASS PLAYERS.WITH GYAN AND WARRIS UPFRONT OMG

  3. tiklok says:

    I think Appiah should hire milo as tech support

  4. plato says:

    Does this coach think Ghana and Nigeria play same soccer.

  5. Murtala says:

    This is a very serious and determine coach, he has made his case clear, to beat Ghana is his number priority, and if we seat back and say we have beaten them twice so is gonna be easy the third time , guys if we dont start thinking seriously and stop this nonsense of taking wife’s and girlfriend s.we going to have a sock of our lives, remember this is a german they never give up.

  6. Nana K USA says:

    I just watched his team play against Mexico in the friendly match in Arizona. The USA team were fabulous in the first half leading with 2 goals to nothing. But in the second half the Mexicans pulled 2 goals to equalize. The Mexicans were the better side in the second half. The most influential players for the USA team were Michael Bradley, Wondolowski and the 18 years old Bayern Munich star Julian Green eventhough he was a little nervous in the beginning of his sub. But they kept their energy through out the game. If the Blacks stars do their homework well, they will win over the USA team for the third time.

  7. Wuatoto MaddDogg says:

    You Ghanaians should continue and go on making noise as y’all and your so called World Class UEFA Champions League Soccer players that do play a part or World Cup Game will definitely be schooled come 06/16 in Natal