Ghana World Cup star Albert Adomah reveals how Stephen Appiah played a peacemaker's role in camp

Albert Adomah

Albert Adomah

By Rahman Osman

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Ghana winger Albert Adomah has heaped praise on ex-captain Stephen Appiah for his maturity in calming down tempers in camp during their “chaotic” campaign at the 2014 World Cup. 

There was disquiet in camp caused by the opening 2-1 defeat to USA and the delay in unpaid appearance fees.

Reports of player indiscipline heightened and duo Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari sacked from camp prior to the final Group G match against Portugal.

According to Adomah, who was making his tournament debut, there was high tension in camp and it took former Fenerbahce and Juventus to psyche players up.

“It was an easy situation in camp but I think Stephen Appiah handled the issue very well,” the Middlesbrough star told GHANASoccernet.com

“The final day of training it took him to go room by room to urge us to at least come out to train and the response from the players was great I must admit.

“It’s an experience of a life time and the least said the better, others also did well but I think the decision to bring on Appiah helped a bit.

Adomah and goalkeeper Adam Lrasen Kwarasey were the first to leave camp after Ghana’s defeat to Portugal.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. The guy who sought to bribe Akwasi Appiah with $25,000.00 is a great mathematician. If selected and even never played a game he stood to make a cool $100,000.00. Leaving him a. $75,000.00 rich. Someone’s life savings for a three week job while staying in a top class hotel with free boarding. All expenses paid travels and all. What a cool calculator.

  2. Selfmade says:

    His not a worldcup star. How can you call him like that when he is out in the first round? BD’s.

    • kobina says:

      Is about Coach Appiah careless selection. Coach Appiah must go, he has bring a serious confusion to this great squad. Jordan Ayew is bad luck and confusion boy without respect. If future coach depend J Ayew as a first striker Ghana national team will tear apart. Ghana football fans must arise against Appiah and bring back K.P. Boateng and Muntari

  3. Selfmade says:

    His not a worldcup star. How can you call him like that when he is out in the first round with jusyt one point from possible 9? BD’s.

  4. Politicsuk says:

    I AM ALBERTS ADOMAH’s BROTHER HE DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT HIM BEING A PEACEMAKER. FURTHER MORE HE ONLY HAD ONE TRAINING SESSION WITH APPIAH. STOP ALL THIS NONESENSE AND KEEP HIM OUT OF ANYTHING THAT OCCURED IN THE CAMP. KEEP HIS NAME OUT OF IT PLEASE.

  5. ross tee says:

    Osman dont lie Adomah didn’t do any interview with anybody in Brazil,leave da player out of it plse..

  6. selfmade says:

    This is what happens when u have a leader or minister who took his supporters to a night club after the team has lost its first WC matches!! Instead of this man working around the clock to sort out the appearance fee, he was busily holding and DISHING 100 DOLLAR BILLS to half baked Ghanaian so called rappers and whores after shaking their booty for him!

    I have taken my time to read his profile and he is married with three kids and is that how a responsible father who is a state minister behaves? U have two boys and this is the time for u to show them the right things but rather u are showing them the bad things by fucking everything on legs!!

    He was a former SALESMAN and is lil surprising that he has no dignity and class as he is overwhelmed by the small success he is enjoying! The president needs to fire this guy because he is having an illusion of contesting for the presidency in future but it ll never happen in Ghana!

    He is a thief and he said that he ll quit politics after 2016 election and I know that he wants to use his ILL GOTTEN WEALTH to finally contest for the presidency!

    This shameful and despicable minister stooped so low in Brazil by assaulting a fan in Brazil in full glare of other people and this show tell us the sort of beast, this morally corrupted this son of a bitch is!

    He took prostitutes and frustrated whores to brazil! We have retired footballers in this country who could have help our cause in the WC, but this sex starved, morally corrupted son of whore minister decided to take these good for nothing garbages and expired goods calling themselves artists and actresses to fuck on Ghanaian tax payers money and not only that, but to disgrace us in front of millions of people!

    The president is struggling for acceptability from Ghanaians and this is a perfect opportunity to right the wrong for once and restore his dignity! This man shouldn’t be in his government and the early he do the right thing by sacking him, the better it ll be for him!

  7. kobina says:

    Is about Coach Appiah careless selection. Coach Appiah must go, he has bring a serious confusion to this great squad. Jordan Ayew is bad luck and confusion boy without respect. If future coach depend J Ayew as a first striker Ghana national team will tear apart. Ghana football fans must arise against Appiah and bring back K.P. Boateng and Muntari.

  8. A concerned citizen says:

    You lie bad..just campaogning for him for selecting you. Probably you met the family at U.K and may be they asked you to do them a favor..huh..

  9. Nii from Mamprobi says:

    Why has Tornado remained quite???? ..hmmmm. Time will tell?