Niger coach Rohr tips Ghana to win 2013 AFCON after thrashing

Niger coach Gernot Rohr

Niger coach Gernot Rohr says Ghana can go all the way to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Rohr made this comment after seeing his team torn into shreds by the Black Stars in the final Group B game on Monday.

Goals from striker Asamoah Gyan , Christian Atsu and John Boye secured Ghana a commanding 3-0 win at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The win also sees the four-time African champions book a quarter final place as group winners and will now face Cape Verde.

The Niger coach after witnessing a complete annihilation of his team in Port Elizabeth now says Ghana can win the competition being staged in South Africa.

“Ghana is part of the good teams of this group alongside Mali and DR Congo,” Rohr said.

“For me I really admit Ghana can win this tournament.”

The German trainer’s comment joins chorus of praises being sung by many following the sterling performance of the Black Stars on Monday.

The team had prior to the Niger game been heavily criticized for throwing away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with DR Congo in the group opener and performing below-par in the 1-0 win over Mali.

Many however now believe the Ghana team are showing signs of a tournament winning side.

The Black Stars are now also overwhelming favourites to emerge the first team to make the semi finals in South Africa when they face Cape Verde on Saturday.

Source: MTNFootball.com 

READERS COMMENTS

  1. KWAME PITO says:

    our defence, was slippery. apart from that the fitness of the boys seems good. I STILL MAINTAIN A.A FOCUS ON FITNESS DURING TRAINING. LET THEM RUN A LOT. kudos.

    • texas says:

      I agree with you Kwame Pito. Boye is always a bit jittery, and John Paintsil makes alot of marking and passing errors that can be very costly as we progress. I think Paintsil should start from the bench on Saturday. John Paintsil always helps opponents into our 18 yard box by moving backwards when under pressure from opponents. That is NOT good! He should know better by now.

  2. Person says:

    Y is it dat stupidity is a general diseases in ghana? Imagine a team dat was held by a team as low as congo dr from 2-0 down and were able to beat mali 1-0 by d virtue of d referee and were also able to beat niger by d help of d referee or don’t u knw if dat clean goal 4 niger was not cancel it would have be different game and ghana might have be sent packing, just let me gist u do u tink dis ur reckless team can stand top teams 4rm group c and group d? Be ít ivory coast, algeria,togo,nigeria,zambia? U must be joking and who even told u dat u we beat cape verde. Ghana winning dis year nations cup can only hapen in a dream or ín a seasonal film.

    • zambia is our toilet hole says:

      THAT IS WHY ZAMBIA WILL BE SENT PACKING TONIGHT.THE REFEREE WHO GAVE YOU THE DUBIOUS PENALTY IS ALREADY SACKED AND YOU FOLLOW HIM TONIGHT.YOU STILL COMPARE ZAMBIA TO BETTER TEAMS?ZAMBIA IS JUST A WASTE.

  3. papa says:

    PANTSIL NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT KARATE , IT IS FOOTBALL. THOSE FUNNY CLEARANCES WHERE HE PUTS HIMSELF OUT OF THE GAME BY DOING ACROBATICS CAN VERY COSTLY. PLEASE JUST CLEAR THE BALL NORMALLY NO FANCY BUSINESS!!

  4. kwaku says:

    If our defense was jittery, it was the result of Dauda the goalkeeper. At times it was unnerving to watched him. His erratic goalkeeping is making the defense very disorganise at best. The defenders can’t tell whether is coming or going. Personally, I think Kwarasey should be handed a call back to the line up.

  5. Mojahadine says:

    And whatabout Asamoah Gyan, yeah he scored and participated ain the three goals but he could have scored two more by himself. He lacks creativity and power. This is what is causing him not to be effective.

    He needs tgo attack and attach rather than just wandering.

    • steve says:

      haha lol funny comment. he lacks creativity? he set up 2 goals n scored 1 what else do u want him to do? just cus he missed some half chances doesnt mean he’s bad. all strikers miss chances. its not like he missed a sitter btw. do u always have to criticize? after this performance any criticism is just pure madness/hatred

  6. Mojahadine says:

    Correction, Asamoah Gyan needs to attack and attack rather than wandering. The game will be tougher the next time around and if he plays the way he is right now, it will be hard for Ghana to score more goals.

  7. kuukuphilly says:

    let there be goals and there was goals.

  8. truth says:

    so is this why Kwaresey was kept on the bench???For this jittery goal keeping.Aba when will Ghana call a spade a spade and not a big spoon.So Akwasi Appiah is taking he whole nation for granted just because of his kick backs.See all theblls this guy fluffed and failed to handle it convincingly.
    Hmmmmm we are watching

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  10. African Consciousness says:

    Playing 90 minutes in every game in a tournament of such calibre is not easy I implore our Coaching and Technical staff to consider resting some of the players who have been playing 90 minutes since the tournament started. Wakaso is a very good player and granted Niger is not as talented as Mali or DR Congo but his absence did not hurt the team. What makes the Black Stars great is the sum total of the team not just the individual players. Coach Appiah should not be afraid to rest players. They will return refreshed and help even more.

  11. my advice to da team is dat we shdn’t under rate our nxt opponent n more so shdn’t rlax

  12. mickey says:

    today is a happy day,guess what zambia will play its last match.bye bye cheapolopolo.hahahahaha

  13. mickey says:

    that cheapolopolo zambia is already packing.they dont deserve to be among the big boys,burkina and nigeria all the way.cheap cheap cheapolopoloooooooooooo sorry somethings are for men.

  14. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    FOOLISH ZAMBIANS JUST PACK AND GO.ITS YOUR TURN TO FOLLOW CONGO ,NIGER AND CO.THEY CAN’T PLAY ANYTHING BUT THEIR FOOLISH AND NAIVE SUPPORTERS ARE JUST TAKING THEM FOR GRANTED. THEY HAVE PUT MILESTONES ONE THE PLAYERS’NECKS THAT THEY CANT CARRY. AS SOON AS GHANA CRUSH AND OPPONENT YOU WILL HEAR THOSE VAIN SUPPORTERS OF ZAMBIA SINGING A NEW SONG.WHEN THE TOURNAMENT WAS EVEN YET TO BEGIN,ZAMBIANS SAID CONGO WILL CRUSH GHANA .WHEN GHANA BEAT THEM 2 JUST FOR THE CONGOLESE TO STRUGGLE TO EQUALIZE ,FUNNY ZAMBIANS CHANGED THEIR SONG….”OK,YOU WILL SEE,MALI A BETTER TEAM WILL CRUSH GHANA,,,,”THEN GHANA BRUSHED THEM AWAY BY A LONE GOAL,THEN HERE CAME THE CHICKEN HUSBAND ZAMBIANS AGAIN SINGING A QUITE DIFFERENT SONG.”OK NOW THE BLACK STARS ARE FINISHED NIGER WILL DEMONSTRATE TO YOU THAT THEY ARE A BETTER SIDE THAN THE SO CALLED GHANA…..”GHANA THEREFORE DISMANTLE THEM HOHOHOHOHO POPOPOPOPO CHIPOCHIPOCHIPOCHIPOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO.NOW THOSE FUNY MONSTERS ARE SINGING NEW SONGS BY SAYING THE REFEREE HELPED GHANA? OH THOSE BEAST ARE INDEED BEAST. THEY ARE EVEN LUCKY THAT BURKINA ARE SENDING THEM OFF TONIGHT JUST TO LET THEM GO HOME TO CONTINUE THEIR COURT CASE AGAINST THE POULTRY FARMER WHOSE CHICKEN HAVE BEEN ALL RAPED BY THE ZAMBIAN PLAYERS AND IDIOT MEN OF ZAMBIA TO DEATH.PEOPLE WHO SEEM ANIMALS FOR SLEEPING WITH ANIMALS,HOW CAN THESE THINK LIKE HUMAN?IDIOTS,BE FAST TO EXIT.