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Asantehene tells Black Stars players to sacrifice for Ghana

Asantehene Otumfour Osei Titu II exchanging pleasantries with captain Asamoah Gyan

Asantehene Otumfour Osei Titu II exchanging pleasantries with captain Asamoah Gyan

Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II has told the Black Stars it is about ‘sacrifice and not money’ whenever they come to play for the Ghana national team.

The Black Stars are on a mission to redeem themselves from their disappointing showing at the 2014 World Cup.

Ghanaian fans are infuriated by the manner in which the side crashed out of the finals staged in Brazil.

The Black Stars aside failing to make it past the group stage of the finals staged in Brazil were saddled with player agitation for money and also issues of indiscipline.

Black Stars players at Manhyia

Black Stars players at Manhyia

The team now determined to win back the love of the fans must record a massive win over Uganda in their opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.

The Black Stars as tradition whenever they play in Kumasi, visit the Ashanti King to solicit his blessing ahead of every game.

The Asantehene in receiving the players advices them to dedicate themselves to sacrifice whenever they come to play for the national team.

“I admit this is your God giving talent turned into a profession and it is where your wages are paid,” Otumfour Osei Tutu II told the players.

Jeffrey Schlupp meets the Asantehene

Jeffrey Schlupp meets the Asantehene

“But when it comes to Ghana, know that your are serving your country. This you must accept.

“If you are not able to sacrifice for the nation, then you are not worth being in the team.

“There are a lot of players but you have been the ones privilege enough to representing the nation.

“And therefore when you are on the field, you are representing the whole nation.

“I therefore advice that from now onwards, rededicate yourselves to Ghana.

“And if you are not disciplined as a player, you can never excel and can never be in the team.

Asantehene donates to the Black Stars

Asantehene donates to the Black Stars

“We see what goes on in the transfer markets with players moving for huge sums. It is because they know you have something valuable to offer.

“There are scouts all over watching because they also know you have some qualities they need.

“Wherever you play your football, if you are not called up to the national team, then you are not accepted beyond measure.

“When it comes to Ghana, it is never about money. It is about sacrifice for the nation.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Kwabena says:

    Please win the AFCON cup for us ,please please!

  2. Emmaxy says:

    Thanks Nana well spoken !!

  3. selfmade says:

    And to add to what the Ashanti king said, aside the monies that some of these players have, they have achieved nothing on the field of play!!

    Most of our players suffered from delusions of grandeur, thinking errenously that, they are greater, powerful and more influential when the opposite is the case!

    Some of our players has achieved nothing at colt level, club level, at underage competitions and are also titles at their pro club levels which basically mean that they lack vision and are also aimless!!

    Some of our players have more than enough tournament experience but becomes lame when they even meet medicroe players and that’s a real sign or symptoms of DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR! Overrating our importance more than the reality!

    We are all living witnesses to how some of them are yupping and yakking about atoning for the WC flop but just wait for Saturday and u ll see how disjointed some of their play ll be!

    We have too many average players with big insatiable appetite for money but afraid of the HARDWORK!

    After performing in front of thousand fans in Brazil, some of them ll still PANICK infront of our own fans like they have never see a huge crowd before!

    Mark it today!

  4. the monnows says:

    ohhh sefmade infact u hav said it all ther is nothing else to say about these bunch of medeocry players with nothing to show for unless to show their pornposity on the people of ghana i said it on the other forum thy only play for ghana because of their selfish interest that money. thy hav no love for the country one bit.

  5. the minnows says:

    ohhh sefmade infact u hav said it all ther is nothing else to say about these bunch of medeocry players with nothing to show for unless to show their pornposity on the people of ghana i said it on the other forum thy only play for ghana because of their selfish interest that money. thy hav no love for the country one bit. thy see us like fools.

  6. the minnows says:

    ghana has now become an area to establish themselves.

  7. Kwame says:

    This comes from a man draped in gold and who lives in a palace surrounded by Rolls Royces. What has he sacrificed for Ghana? These players EARNED their bonus money, unlike the king, who only has to be born to inherit his fortune. If he was a real king, he would have had a road built from Accra to Kumasi by now, or used his influence to pressure the government into doing it instead of chiming in with empty “patriotic” talk.

    • The truth says:

      If you don’t know what he I s doing for Kumasi behind close doors, don’t criticize him for what you do not know. If he start playing politics in the public view, it will be people like you coming on these forum to criticize him for tribalism etc… Anyways, what nana said is absolutely right. Playing for the nation should be an honor and a privilege that only a chosen few get. To hold the fans for ransom in a big stage such as Brazil and to not meet expectation while their demands were met is unacceptable. Honestly, fans in Kumasi, should just stay home doing the match against Uganda. GFA and the players have really disappointed a hardcore fan like me. Asantehene shouldn’t have even invited them to his home and I hope the fans that do decide to show up for the match express their disappointment with the players and GFA.

  8. koff scoff says:

    Pls check your records well.Asantehene has sponsorship programmes for the less fortunate ones and a whole lot of philanthropic agenda rolling as I am speaking.Pls lets respect the elderly!!,he earns his respect he does not demand it!!

  9. Prisy says:

    Why should you be motivated to do your own job u are paid to do? Tweeeeaaaaaa.