Ghana FA denies Black Stars revolt

The country’s football governing body has rubbished reports making rounds that there is an upheaval in the Ghana camp against the coach

The Ghana Football Association has denied any form of player rebellion at the Black Stars’ World Cup camp in Brazil.

News broke on Tuesday evening that the Ghana players have staged a mutiny against coach Kwesi Appiah following their 2-1 loss to the US.

“We wish to state emphatically that the report is absolutely false and has no basis in fact,” the Ghana FA said in a statement. “There 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.”

It added: “All the 23 players were present at training on Tuesday afternoon under the guidance of coach Kwesi Appiah. According to the report by Joy FM, a scheduled press conference was cancelled 'due to what is reported to be a case of player revolt.'

“We 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. It was rescheduled to 4:30pm because the squad only arrived in Maceio from Natal at 3am.”

“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 knock out stage of the competition,” the statement pointed out.