Soccer News of Friday, 4 July 2014
Black Stars goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey says he is considering taking a break from the national team because performance and form does not decide who plays.
The Stromgodset goalkeeper was Ghana's first choice in their opening game at the World Cup but was axed for the next two games and replaced with Fatau Dauda after teammates put pressure for a change.
"It’s no point travelling to Ghana if it’s other things than how you perform that decides if you play or not. It was hopeless. We had a match meeting four or five hours before the game. At that meeting, I was in the team. Then it was a little bit back and forward. And suddenly I was out. I asked why. The coach didn’t look me in the eyes. He just looked down and said sorry. Then I understood that it probably wasn’t his choice, he told Norwegian news outlet Verdens Gang.
Kwarasey tells the site the incidents that occurred was because the players had been pushed to their limits and did not hold suspended teammates Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng responsible.
"Things like that happen when it gets to that point. At the end, you get fed up. I understand his reaction after what we experienced.
I don’t think any other football player in Norway has experienced what happened with us in Brazil. It was a sick experience. Outside the pitch, it happened way too much that a football player shouldn’t have to be a part of. Trouble with the flights, the hotels and internal problems.
" I think it was unfair. I don’t think they did anything wrong. They stood up for the rest of the players. They spoke out, they told the truth. The truth was maybe too much for the guys running the FA."