Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah at the press conference
By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah is considering changing his team and tactics for Thursday’s second group game against Mali.
Watch video of Akwasi Appiah below:
Dauda 2Paintsil 4Vorsah 5Boye 3Afful
7.Boakye 8Badu 6Wakaso
9Gyan 10Asamoah 11Atsu
Afful for LEFTBACK? are sum of you bloggers BLIND?
SQUADS STARTING 11… FATAU/ KWARASAY/ADJEI 2..AFFUL/AKAMINKO/PAINSTIL 3. WAKASSO /KISSI BOATENG 4/5..JONATHAN MENSHA/AWAL/ BOYE/VORSAH/AKAMINKO 6..ANNAN/RABIU/DEREK BOATENG..(AKAMINKO/BOYE CAN BE USED AS ALSO) 7..ATSU/ADOMAH/ASANTE 8..BADU/KASA/RABIU/DEREK BOATENG 9/10..YIADOM/CLOTTEY/GYAN 11..KASA/WAKASSO
COACHING TACTICS! GYAN DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE CAPTAIN. GIVE THE CAPTAINSHIP TO BADU, KASA OR JONATHAN SMALL LETTERED NAMES ON THE BACK OF OUR JERSEYS IS A NO NO… AA SHOULD USE WAKASSO AS A LEFT BACK. AA MUST NEVER USE AFFUL AS A LEFT BACK, BUT ONLY A RIGHT BACK. AFTERALL, AFFUL HAS WON TROPHIES AS A RIGH BACK WITH HIS CLUB. HIS EMPLOYERS PLAY HIM AT THE RIGHT BACK FOR A REASON. AKAMINKO CAN ALSO PLAY THE RIGHT BACK AND THE 6. ATSU SHOULD BE MOVED TO THE 7. JONATHAN MENSAH IS THE DEFENCE MARSHALL AND MUST START ALL GAMES. PARTNER HIM WITH AWAL. THE MALIAN DEFENDERS ARE TALL AND BIG, SO U NEED KASA, CLOTTEY, BADU, ADOMAH, ATSU, YIADOM TO INVADE AND USE SHORT, CRISP PASSESTO FRUSTRATE THEM UPFRONT…
if the players were doing wat i have been telling them to do like lifting metal. they would be faster, stronger and would have less CATASTROPHIC INJURIES. SO FAR LOOK AT THE STRENGTH OF THE PLAYERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INJURED IN CAMP..VORSAH, YIADOM, ANNAN.. THEY ALL DONT LIFT WEIGHTS! THE SCIENCE IS THERE TO SUPPORT WAT IM SUGGESTING, BUT WILL AFUOM COACH AA ADVISE THESE GUYS TO DO LIFT METAL SO THEY WONT BE SUCEPTIBLE TO CATASTROPHIC INJURIES? NO….IF YOU ARE A PHYSICALLY FIT PLAYER. THE CHANCES OF YOU GETTING INJURED IS LESS. YOU ALSO RECUPERATE FASTER FROM YOUR INJURIES AS WELL…MAKAA AKAAA AKAAAA..PPL EVEN INSULT ME ON GHWEB N GHSOCCERNET BCOS THEY DONT UNDERSTAND MY POINT OF VIEW. HW3, WHEN U LOOK AT BARCELONA. EACH PLAYER ON THE TEAM PLAYS BREAK AND PASS SOCCER. ONLY XABI AND MESSI DRIBBLE OR HOLD UNTO THE BALL. EACH PLAYER PLAYS SIMPLE. BREAK AND PASS..2 TOUCHES, 3 AT MOST. THEY MOVE THE BALL BY PLAYING 2 TOUCH. NO PLAYER STANDS IDLE. ALL THE PLAYERS R CONSTANTLY MOVIN AS THE PLAYERS MOVE THE BALL IN A TRIANGULAR FASHION WITH THEIR BREAK AND PASS STYLE. ITS ALL MECHANICS. BARCELONA WILL NEVER OVERLAP A BALL FROM 7 TO 11..NEVER… THEY DO 3 THINGS AT THE SAME TIME: PLAYERS R CONSTANTLY MOVING, PLAYING 2 TOUCHES, MOVING THE BALL IN A TRIANGULAR FASHION. THIS MAKES THEIR OPPONENTS VERY FRUSTRATED, TIRED AND CHASING AFTER THE BALL. BEFORE THEIR OPPONENTS ARE AWARE, MESSI HAS THE BALL AND IS ALREADY IN THE 18 YARD BOX. IF YOU ARE A DEFENDER AND ARE NOT SMART..BOOM! PENALTY OR MESSI WILL SCORE..SIMPLE! I DONT HAVE ANY COACHING BADGES OR CERTIFICATES, BUT I WATCH BARCELONA AND THIS IS SIMPLY WHAT THEY DO. COMMON SENSE BALLIN! MAN U, CHELSEA, REAL MADRID ARE ALL TRYING TO COPY BARCELONA’S STYLE OF PLAY, BUT THEY CANT PERFECT IT. ITS FUNNY BECAUSE SPAIN PLAYS THE SAME STYLE, AND GUESS WHO BARCELONA AND SPAIN COPIED THIS STYLE FROM? GHANA! THEY COPIED THIS STYLE FROM GHANA IN WCUP 2006. THE ONLY THING DIFFERENT FROM BARCELONA, SPAIN AND GH SQUAD 2006 IS STRIKING AND GOALS SCORING OPTIONS….WE NEED TO PLAY THE 532 FORMATION IN TOURNAMENTS. YOU SEE, STRIKERS/attackers win you a match, BUT DEFENDERS win you tournamentS. AA CAN PLAY THE 4321, 442 ETC TO WIN SINGLE GAMES, BUT IN A TOURNAMENT LIKE THIS. YOU ONLY HAVE A CHANCE IF YOUR DEFENDERS ARE ON POINT. ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND PLAYING WITH A PROFESSIONAL MINDSET IS WAT WILL SET US APART FROM THESE OTHER NATIONS. EVIDENTLY, WE CAN SEE THAT EVERYONE CAN PLAY THE GAME. HOWEVER, IF GBSTARS CAN 1. SHOW ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN PLAYING THE GAME AS EVIDENCE BY THEIR TACTICS AND STRATEGIES 2. PLAY THE GAME WITH A PROFESSIONAL MINDSET..THAT IS FOLLOWING MY COACHING TACTICS, LIFTIG WEIGHTS 3. GBSTAR WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE OVER ALL COMPETITIORS!
Why is this coach trying to tell people what he is going to do as if he needs some help? the going is getting tough now you never listen to anyone when were selecting your best so don’t tell us what you are going to do we expect win win from you so do your thing folk.
All our opponents are watching this footage. Why Appiah is doing this baffles me, may be he is not sure of himself but courting public sympathy in case BS fails. M
AA SOUNDS INDECISIVE AND CONFUSED BCOS HE DOSENT KNOW WAT HE IS DOING. I HOPE ,MAX HELPS HIM OUT BCOS IF HE GOOFS AND MESSES UP. HE SHOULD CONSIDER HIMSELF AN EXILED GH. HE SEEMS MEMTALLY CONSTIPATED. COACHING IS LIKE PLAYING POKER….
1. Dauda 2. Akaminko 3. Kissi Boateng 4. Vorsah 5. Jonathan Mensah 6. Annan 7. Badu 8. Wakaso 9. K, Asamoah 10. Gyan 11. Atsu
If Vorsah is 100 healthy I will bring him in and rest John Boye. Jonathan Mensah is tough and can handle Mali’s physical game. Annan is experinced and disciplined and will keep the defensive midfield secure. Gyan was too lackadaisical against DR Congo but as team Captain, I will give him the benefit of the doubt. Akaminko is an excellent player and would help extremely in the right full back position. All the full backs must be coached on the sanctity of the penalty box and the fact that fouling or tackling in the box could not only give the opponent a penalty but can also get the culprit a red card thereby reducing the team to ten men, a grave disadvantage at this level of competition.
I wonder what our technical team is doing!Throughout the forum etc we keep reading analysis of lay people etc and these are confirmed by the technical team. Even mistakes and failed strategies and tactics are included in these analysis being accepted and confirmed by the technical team! Is the technical team clueless or just incompetent or are they just being lazy and lack the confidence to really coach the players??!!Is inferiority complex catching up with them , what is wrong and what is going on in the team??!!(This time around, the “juju-excuse” would not workooooo!)! It look as if the players are not following the coach’s directives and just doing what they like, if not why didn*t the coach stop the “tactical indiscipline” when he noticed it or did the players refuse to listen to him??!! Some of the players are “burnt-out” and/unfit and need some rest, others are just arrogant and complacent, some even think they are above the team and GFA (only God knows why) The whole contingent including the GFA -Pres. should wake up , get their acts together and start “delivering” , because they did not come to South Africa to come and look at the “CAPE”!!!!
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