Ghanaian soccer lovers praise Stars in
Accra, March 28, GNA – Hours after the splendid performance
of Ghana’s Black Stars against the Samba Boys of Brazil,
Ghanaian soccer lovers have continued to extol the team’s
performance despite their 0-1 loss to the South Americans.
Most soccer fans have since the early hours of Wednesday,
the day after Tuesday night’s encounter, been discussing the
match and its outcome with a large percentage praising the
able manner in which the team held their own against the
Whilst most of the supporters had picked out Laryea Kingston
as the ‘Man of the Match’ others preferred the performance
of Haminu Draman, whilst others too kept on praising
youthful debutante, Anthony Annan for holding his own
against the Brazilian play-maker Ronaldinho.
For once most Ghanaian fans were united in praising the
Stars for a good work done even though they lost the match
narrowly. The fans lauded the high level of concentration
and alertness of the defence.
At the Ministry’s Taxi rank in Accra, a group of drivers was
seen discussing the outcome of the match and they commended
the players for putting up a good fight.
Yaw Danso, a taxi driver told the GNA Sports that the team
played to his satisfaction despite the absence of about four
key players in the team and the unfamiliar venue of the
Baba Abdulai, a businessman also commended the team for its
fighting spirit and team work, which he said helped them in
their performance despite the absence of Michael Essien,
captain Stephen Appiah, Junior Agogo, Shilla Illiasu and the
injury to Asamoah Gyan.
He said the boys had made the nation and Ghanaians proud
with their game plan which enabled them to hold their own
against the dreaded Brazilians with their world class stars
and was particularly delighted with the performance of the
defence, pivoted around John Mensah whom he described as the
“Minister of Defence”.
Master Sadat Weidaga Gariba, an accounting student of Zenith
College commended the Stars for putting up a good show that
has not only endeared them to the hearts of Ghanaian soccer
fans but to other African soccer lovers, for holding the
Brazilians in the African fashion.
He however expressed concern about the coach’s decision of
pulling out Laryea Kingston when there was no body up front
to cause any havoc in the Brazilian goal area.
The accounting student said that even though it was good
that the coach fielded some young players it would be
advisable that next time he tries some matured players
especially strikers who have the confidence and experience
of taking on any defence to slot in the balls.
Master Gariba said “we all have to thank Allah for the
efforts being made by the Stars and for bringing joy and
ensuring the people come together to cheer the name of Ghana
devoid of political leaning and urged all to continue to
pray for the team to be successful”.