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Stephen Appiah wants wives and girlfriends of Black Stars players allowed in Ghana camp

Stephen Appiah

Stephen Appiah

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says wives and girlfriends of  Black Stars players should be allowed in camp at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.

Some pundits have argued that families of players at a tournament must stay away from them so that they could focus on getting their forms right while others have also defended why they they are needed in camp.

Appiah, who was captain at the 2006 finals in Germany and played a cameo at the 2010 edition in South Africa, is  in support of WAGs invading Ghana’s camp.

“First and foremost I think if the wives are allowed then  fiancées should also be allowed,”  the former Juventus star told GHANASoccernet.com

“It’s not all players that are married but some have serious fiancées so how do you deny their fiancées access to them while allowing others.

“Marriage is a serious institution and you don’t just see someone and marry her. You need to study the person for some time. If you allow wives and leave fiancées you would end up escalating the situation you seek to avoid.

“Because some of the players can afford to book hotels for their fiancées and leave camp to see them.

“My candid opinion is that if one won’t be allowed then none should be to avoid any discomfort and bring equality.

“But in my view, we should allow the players to bring their wives and fiancees in camp.”

Neighbours Nigeria had their head coach Stephen Keshi grant permission to wives but not fiancées to join the Super Eagles at the mundial.

But Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is yet to announce his stance on the matter.

Do you think the wives and girlfriends of the Black Stars should be allowed in the World Cup camp? Make your views known in the box below

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Benny says:

    For once l disagree with my finest black star player of all time.l respect Tornado 100%.Having said that the wives and girl friends are going to be a distraction.
    Not all the players live with their wives and girl friends where they ply their trade.This is only one month tourney and l don’t see why our players cannot do without their families.
    Secondly who is going to bear the cost?Tornado from experience is privy to some inside information which is why he is making such suggestion.As an outsider judging only on my instinctive and rational bar ,l don’t think it is a good idea.
    If any player wants their wives or girl friends with them,l don’t see why they cannot do it themselves.They are rich enough to hire private jets and a five star hotel close by the black stars camp.

  2. Philippo says:

    Please Charlie stop this, we mean business we are not going to Brazil to joke.

  3. PAPA-KA-NAWU says:

    The BRITTISH experimented it in GERMANY in 2006 it couldnt work.Cos, most of the PLAYERS have one or two girlfriends added to their wifes and those who are not married with girl griends had more than one and every girl wanted to go the GERMANY with them.So what happenned was, they
    the ( GIRFRIENDS )-took the advantagaes of paying their own flights to watch the MATCH..They wnt to the ENGLAND club house knowing their (
    (-WIFES and their REAL girlfriends will never notified them..Bt Lo and BEHOLD,,WIFES and REAL
    GIRFRIENDS noticed it and when the on going WC
    COMPETITIONS was going on, there was a FIGHT at the ENGLAND CLUB HOUSE..In short, ENGLAND came HOME earliar. and there was some FAMILIES which was distroyed..Even thoo GHANA BLACK STARS players are HAVING PROBLEMS with their wifes..MR APPEAH, that cant work..The players mut leave those DEVILS atHOME..They can watch it on Ghana Television..I dont want Ghana to come home early..

  4. Benny says:

    Tornado is my finest black star player of all time.l take my hat down for him.Though he is privy to inside information that is why he is probably making such suggestion.The question is why now.Stephen Appiah captain the black stars on the two previous WC and nothing of this suggestion was made.
    l think on all accounts the players having their wives and girl friends around is going to be a distraction.The players are getting paid to honour Ghana and not to show case their partners.Most of these players are plying their trade outside of Ghana without their wives and girl friends and so l don’t see why the players cannot cope without their wives and girl friends for only a month in Brazil.
    The players are rich enough to fend their spouses in a near five star hotels if they want. No law forbids any player’s wive of girl friend living in a hotel close to the black star base.Who is going to bear the cost if such suggestion is taking on board.Next time it will be the players children and nannies.
    Some time l travel outside of UK for two months without seeing my family and many people do and our jobs are more stressful than kicking a mere leather.

  5. Haile says:

    These are changing times and new ideas and approaches should be welcomed. Family is always the best natural support you can give to anyone.

  6. Benito says:

    No,no,no let’s focus and not copy what else any team is doing…you will agree with me that women are wonderful partners but they can be “something”‘

  7. kuukuphilly says:

    This is pure nonsense.. It will be a travesty to let this happen.if they cannot stay away from pum pun for two weeks then they don’t need to there.

  8. millennium says:

    Masa, fa wa sem soo ho!!! eny3 3dwaman na y3 kc bc wo brazil. Y3 ay3 Stephen Appiah Stephen ama wotrimu ay3 wo de3 no

  9. millennium says:

    Masa, fa wa sem soo ho!!! eny3 3dwaman na y3 kc bc wo brazil. Y3 ay3 wo Stephen Appiah Stephen Appiah ama wotrimu ay3 wo de3 no

  10. A concernedcitizen says:

    For What? Do you want the players to loose concentration? Stop that..World cup is not for games..it is a serious matter…To do what? It will bring bad luck..Appiah the devil wants to use you to derail Black Stars chances at the World cup probably, you could not make it as a captain so you want others to fail ..huh…

  11. Cu says:

    In fact this is complete nonsense, sua tra go kill ghana people. Kwaaaaaaaasem

  12. kwaw stephenson says:

    there is one thing that i am not clear with it cos is the camp for fiancees or fo players and if it is for both then they should rename it to be GHANA FOOTBALLERS AND FIANCEES CAMPING so that every ghanian will understand what they are going to do at brasil but not going to play football but going there with defrent intention.PLEASE GHANAIANS LETS NOT ENTERTIAN THIS AT ALL ONLY IF WE MENT NOTHING GOOD FOR OUR NATION; STOP; STOP; STOP; STOP; THEM GFA from this decision

  13. kwaw stephenson says:

    tonga players; have they take a look at what they even asked for. tonga players LOL LOL LOL

  14. selfmade says:

    In fact there is nothing wrong with having wives or girlfriend in camp! Ghanaians should stop behaving as ostriches, burying our heads in the sand and pretending everything is cool and normal which in reality is NOT! In fact this is no BREAKING news as it invariably has been happening in our camp from time immemorial! The fact of the matter is that Stephen appiah wants the best for our nation at the mundial and wants us to do the right thing and stop thr PRETENCE! He was the captain of Ghana, was a major player in camp and KNOWS WHAT GOES ON IN CAMP so he is letting us know that though there are camp rules,some players still disregard the rule with respect to girls and hence is better for us to OFFICIALLY ALLOWED them to have their wives and girlfriends with them in order not to let them go out rather to search for one during the tournament! This is a very good development and a very good advice! The players are adults, professionals and they didnt just reach where they are by mere chance! Finally, most of the Zambia afcon winning major players were clubbing and partying in Gabon but THAT DIDNT PREVENT THEM FROM WINNING THE CUP! Our national team has still not won anything for the past three decades though they have follow all camp rules such as this one!!

  15. selfmade says:

    In fact some people are making very disparaging remarks about women which is very DISTASTEFUL!! I don’t think ourfathers marries our mothers just for sex or TONGA!!?? I don’t think our mothers are just Tonga objects to satisfy our fathers libidos? This is very disparaging to our mothers, sisters, aunts etc and we sometimes as guys have to respect our ladies!! So those who have that view are telling us that their wife’s are just there as sex objects and nothing else? Please come again

  16. kuukuphilly says:

    But selfmade I disagree with u on this one.pussy is a different thing when encouraged so I don’t think we need that there especially while we trying to make an impact.

  17. kwaku says:

    If any of you take your wife to work then I guess this is not an argument. They need to know that they are going to work. On a serious business trip we do not carry family along. We provide them with all that they need to stay home.

  18. selfmade says:

    @ kuukuphilly.. Wassup mate!! I love your posts here but mate u know girlfriends or wifeys are not always for Tonga lol! Sometimes if u have serious business to attend to, Tonga not dey cross wan mind self mate!! I respect your opinion though my beloved mate!!

  19. selfmade says:

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    Does pre-competition sex boost performance?
    By Aline Juarez Nieto, CNNMexico
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    (CNNMexico.com) – The International Olympic Committee distributed 150,000 condoms to athletes competing in London 2012. But what about the myth that claims that sex before a competition reduces the players’ performance?

    Some athletes have admitted that the Olympics are not only a stage for world records and medals, but in the Olympic Village, sexual relationships are common among competitors and volunteers. This is a different story compared to previous decades.

    “At the end of the ’50s and beginning of the ’60s, people thought that sex diminished the players’ performance,” said Antonio Miguel, head of medical services at the Club Universidad Nacional Pumas, one of the Mexican first division’s top soccer clubs, and a former football player.

    “Coaches gave us nitrate salts (potassium nitrate, a substance used to prevent erections) because, according to them, this would inhibit the sexual desire,” Miguel said.

    Miguel explains that this myth was a product of the lack of knowledge on these topics. However, this has changed.

    Sex, games and Olympic village life

    Juan Carlos Medina, general coordinator of the sports department at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, a Mexico university, said sexual relations actually have benefits for athletes.

    “It helps you feel relaxed and sexually, mentally and physically satisfied,” he said. “This contributes to reduce the athlete’s anxiety levels before an important match.”

    “The Netherlands national soccer team, at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, is an example of this,” Medina said.

    “Some of those players were accompanied by their wives, and they won the second place. I don’t say this is a determinant factor, but it brings support.

    CNNMexico.com’s Marysabel Huston-Crespo contributed to this report.
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  20. PENDRIVE says:

    In my opinion, i think it would be really good if we should allow a family member especially Mother or one of their Children but not WIVES OR GIRLFRIENDS.

  21. selfmade says:

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    “Another example is Elias Figueroa, a Chilean soccer player, who once said that his coach advised them to have sex the afternoon before an important game, and he even repeated the encounter after the match, because it was relaxing.”

    According to Medina, sex helps to distract the mind from the competition and that helps sweep away mental fatigue, which is more dangerous than physical fatigue.

    “Even Pele confessed that he never suspended sexual encounters with his wife before a game, I mean, that thing about sex helping to relax is a verified truth,” he said.

    There is no scientific evidence that sex could alter an athlete’s performance. Maria Cristina Rodríguez Gutierrez, director of sports medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said that the belief that sex before the game affects a competitor stems from coaches’ training.

    Rodriguez added that the oxygen consumption and the calories burned during a sexual encounter are minimal: “Sex only burns between 200 and 300 kilocalories, which doesn’t compare to running a marathon or just a regular workout session. You can restore these calories by eating a chocolate bar or drinking a can of soda.”

    Counter-productive scenarios

    However, the consumption of alcohol or cigarettes or lack of sleep, which sometimes accompanies sexual activity, does affect athletes’ performance.

    Rodriguez indicated that the moderation is the key. “Every athlete or player, professional or amateur, can have sex as long as he or she goes to bed early, hydrates, avoids mood altering drinks and cigarettes, because all this has a negative impact on their body.”

    Miguel explained that during the years, science has verified that this activity does not influence an athlete’s performance, “much less if it’s with a steady partner. However, one-night stands could alter a player’s performance because these emotional situations wear you out more than physical ones.”

    Rodriguez said the only case in which the effects of sex might be counterproductive is in combat sports.

    CNNMexico.com’s Marysabel Huston-Crespo contributed to this report.
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    “For combat athletes like fighters or boxers, having sex before an important fight can reduce the aggressiveness and make them passive,” although effects vary from person to person.

    “Sexual activities must never be prohibited to athletes, since there is no scientific evidence to support it. The same applies to men and women,” said Rodríguez.

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  23. selfmade says:

    There is no scientific evidence to support and prove that sex before or after a match affects an athletes performances!! Infact asante kotoko once famous striker told me that sex before and after a match stretch his muscles becasus after a hard days match, his muscles feels elastic like he is riding a bicycle and sex is the only thing that can relax his stretch, elastic muscles!!

  24. millennium says:

    I have several people use that term, Tonga. What does it mean? Is it a term in Ghana which is unknown overseas? Someone help me by explaining it

  25. millennium says:

    I meant I have heard many people use that term, Tonga. What does it mean? Is it a term in Ghana which is unknown overseas? Someone help me by explaining it

  26. Papadinho says:

    Nooooo way!!!!! For what???
    This is World cup not relationship cup!! Show me your girlfriend and i will show u mine abi? Nkwasias3m paa nie. Appuuuu. Let them carry this hoes there and see if ghana won’t get knocked out of the competition earlier than expected.

  27. AI says:

    ALL BECAUSE OF TONGA!! LOL

  28. spellBOUND says:

    who the f@#k went and asked mr capito???? that person is a HE-GOAT. this article came from the idea that keshi will accept the same for 9ja. THIS ISSUE SHOULD NOT EVEN BE A THOUGHT!!! HELL-NO….. AA, tell ur boys to put their ding-dongs away for a month……

    WE MEAN BUSINESS IN BRAZIL…. f$#k.. smh… NKWASIASEM..