report that there is a player revolt at the Black Stars’ World Cup
A report by Joy FM news on Tuesday evening claimed such a revolt was happening at Ghana’s training base in Brazil.
“We wish to state emphatically that the report is absolutely false and has no basis in fact,” said the Ghana FA in a statement.
is no player revolt against the coach of Black Stars and no player or
players have been involved in any mutiny in the wake of the 2-1 defeat
to the United States. All the 23 players were present at training on
Tuesday afternoon under the guidance of coach Kwesi Appiah.”
According to the report, a scheduled press conference was cancelled ‘due to what is reported to be a case of player revolt’.
wish to state that this report by Joy FM is totally untrue. The press
conference, which was scheduled to take place at 11am Brazil time to be
addressed by management and not players, contrary to the report, was
rescheduled to 4:30pm because the squad only arrived in Maceio from
Natal at 3am,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the Joy FM
reporter in Maceio, Tony Bebli, vehemently denied ever filing the
report when he was confronted by Black Stars management and captain
“We wish to assure Ghanaians that coach Kwesi
Appiah and all his players have shifted their focus to the match against
Germany on Saturday, and are keen on winning the match to revive the
Black Stars’ chances of progressing to the knockout stage of the
competition,” the statement concluded.