CAJ News Agency (Johannesburg)

30 June 2014

Ghana President Demands World Cup 'Post-Mortem'

Accra — Ghana President, John Dramani Mahama, has called for investigations into the senior men’s football team’s Ghana's disastrous showing at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Black Stars’ atrocious campaign, blighted by headlines for the wrong reasons, came to a disappointing end with a defeat to Portugal.

Indiscipline marred preparations for the all-important tie with players boycotting training over the contentious issue of bonuses.

On the eve of the match Ghana lost 2-1 (Ghana conceded an own goal), Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng were sacked for ill-discipline.
Earlier, Ghana drew 2-2 against Germany and lost the opening match 2-1 to the United States.

Following the turn of events, Mahama called for a “post-mortem.”

“We need to look at the team as a whole. I guess when the FA comes we need to set up a kind of committee to look at the whole system of what happened in Brazil 2014 right from the preparation to the World Cup to when they went to Brazil and what happened in Brazil.

"We need to do a whole post-mortem,” he said.

He called for the immediate rebuilding of the team.

Ghana has fared better in the 2006 and 2010 editions of the FIFA World Cup.

They managed to reach the second round and quarterfinals respectively.

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