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Ghana defender Boye determined to stop Cristiano Ronaldo at World Cup

Posted On Tuesday, 10th December 2013
Ghana defender John Boye

Ghana defender John Boye

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

John Boye says he is determined to show his pedigree as a defender by marking out Cristiano Ronaldo when Ghana take on Portugal at the World Cup.

The Black Stars will face the talented Portuguese side in their final group game of next year’s tournament to be staged in Brazil.

Ghana will however face USA and Germany before taking on the perennial underachievers who are armed with the immense ability of Ronaldo – widely regarded as the current best player in the world.

But Boye, who is working his way up from injury believes he is ready to stand toe-to-toe with the marauding former Manchester United star when their respective teams face each other next summer.

“We are prepared as defenders and I am sure we will handle him (Cristiano Ronaldo),” the Stade Rennes stopper told Kumasi-based Nhyira FM.

“We know that he is a big player so for me, if I am marking him, I will also do my best for people to also know that I am a good defender.

“We will know how to mark him and be with him so that he doesn’t run around with the ball.

“As defenders, we have to talk to ourselves and concentrate on the game so I am sure all will be fine.”

Boye has been the most consistent performer in Ghana’s defence since bursting onto the scene at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

He however missed the qualifying playoffs against Egypt due to injury.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. zane says:

    Wen did john boye start to take alcohol

  2. BX, NYC says:

    @Zane calm down.. Lets just wait and see…I love the confidence tho..

  3. Jaja says:

    LEt him first get some game time with his Rennes, and holding a clean sheet, before talking about marking the best attacker in the world.

  4. GHANSON says:

    Thats what I`m talking abt.Confidence from beginning to the end..VICTORY for GH @ all cost..I said it before that no team will deny us this time around.This is bigger than just football.I know for sure one of our opponents will be THASHED..possibly Germany..and that will be the primary SHOCK…we will then proceed to knock-out/semi`s where we shall eliminate the host nation..
    UP BLACK STARS!!!
    VIVAAAAAA GHANA!!!!!

  5. fred says:

    well said boye.guys we have Soccernet watsup page if u are interested just hit me on 0543698566

  6. CEREBRAL says:

    This is ‘cliche’. What do you expect Boye to say? Of course he will say he will handle Ronaldo. We do not expect him to say “oh no….not Ronaldo…he is too great a player…he will dribble, dodge and outwit me…” I hate obvious articles. Leave Boye alone to get back in form….he is one of the best defenders we have. Ghana should rather be ‘sneaky’ and humble and prepare as best as could ever be. I know the journalists have to eat so they come up with interviews and all that….fine….but stick to the script…….ask the the players questions and write exactly what they said…DON’T QUOTE OUT OF CONTEXT…..!

  7. Dr Who says:

    Opare can also handle him from the flanks.lets not focus on CR7 alone.Nani is equally dangerous.

  8. Abrantie says:

    Love the confidence John Boye, but what are your words without action? We shall see.

  9. aa says:

    Are Ghanaians that scared of Ronaldo? the dude does not play well against African teams

  10. ataa nmai says:

    Talking out of your arse mate. Good luck though :-)

  11. Ken says:

    Give that job to Jonathan Mensah. Ask Ibrahimovic of PSG if I am lying.
    Never doubt a Ghanaian player !! Boye can do it easily so is Jona and Opare. I remember Opare giving Roladinho tough time during our friendly.

  12. spellBOUND says:

    chale, boye, start collecting studying tape on ronaldo NOW. dont wait till camp begin.

  13. Boro says:

    That will be great however this will be the most important after we have defended well and have won against usa and germany so that we beat portugal to win the group.

  14. Cy says:

    I believe John can do it.

  15. bernard says:

    We will wine the world cup for the first time by beating Holland 3:1. Goals from atsu, kpb asamoah gyan. will seal the victory on that historic day.

  16. blz-kwame says:

    poor journalism, this article has nothing to do with england so why refer to the player as former utd player? his current club is real madrid if the author is just scare to mention it.

    • tbdarko says:

      There’s nothing wrong with saying former. Journalists all around the world uses that term.

      Anyways, the best way to take C.Ronaldo out the game is to frustrate him which i think we can do. We have to be physical against him and not give him a chance. Good confidence BOYE

  17. spellBOUND says:

    if we get boye and vorsah back in central defense, i like our chances to beat usa and portugal. their replacements have been quite poor. their play has been overshadowed by our great midfield.

  18. blackcoffee says:

    Folks,if you are born to kill an elephant you dont worry yourself on an ant…..Our main aim is to reach the semi final and beyond,With the likes of KP Boateng,Gyan,Kojo Asamoah,Dede Ayew,Wakaso Mubarak,Agyeman Badu …We fear no storm,They underrate use at thier own peril,we will march them boot to boot wait and see,Our boyz are very determined and fear no team





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