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Appiah exposes Ghanian can of worms

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Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has broken his silence over what wrecked Ghana’s 2014 World Cup campaign revealing that several failed promises by government over when the Black Stars appearance fee would be paid led to the team’s dismal showing.
“Before we played the USA game, they were told that the money was in a flight coming to Brazil. After that game, it took some days for the players to ask again,” Appiah said on Metro TV.

Kwesi Appiah
“Before the Germany game, they were promised again that they will get their monies right after the game and that was also not true. So they decided not to train two days to the Portugal game.
“By that time, they were fed up with my continuous pleas. So they insisted. And I knew we would have challenges.
“So during the Portugal game, you could see that the players were psychologically down.
“The money had really pre-occupied their minds. So we actually couldn’t progress because of those external factors which was the appearance fee,” he concluded.
Ghana finished bottom of Group D of the 2014 World Cup with Portugal, USA and Germany in the group.

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