30 June 2014

Ghana Skipper Sorry for World Cup Disaster

Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan, has apologised on behalf of the senior men’s national side following a disastrous 2014 FIFA World Cup.

This followed the team’s arrival from Brazil.

"We went to a tournament to make the nation proud but things didn't happen,” said Gyan.

"All I have to say is sorry to all Ghanaians for our performance. I won't say it's good to be back but we just have to just focus on our next assignment," the striker said.

Ghana's quest for a semi-final berth in World Cup was botched after a series of scandals including player indiscipline and poor organisation by management.

Ghana sat at the foot of Group G after managing a point after a scintillating game with group favourites Germany.

They lost to US and Portugal in the other games.

Ahead of the must win game against Portugal, the team threatened to boycott the game if they were not paid their appearance fees.

They insisted for payment in cash.

That forced the country to airlift cash to the players before the match, which they lost to Portugal.

Meanwhile, the team arrived at the Kotoka International Airport amid sombreness following their disappointing FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Far from the pomp and camaraderie that greeted their arrival in 2010, where they reached the quarterfinals, the team touched down to an empty arrival hall with a handful eager to ask questions.

The players however were not in a mood for interviews as they sneaked into an awaiting bus.

Four players, apart from Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng, failed to arrive with the team.

Boateng and Muntari were dismissed from the team's camp for various acts of misconduct and indiscipline.

Michael Essien, Christian Atsu, Albert Adoma and Adam Kwarasey were granted permission to depart to London.

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