We lost trust in the GFA – Asamoah Gyan recounts 2014 World Cup confusion

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has opened up on the action taken by the Black Stars at 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Gyan gave the reasons for their actions in his autobiography. The Book named “LeGyandary” was launched last week in Accra.

Ghana’s Black Stars made the headlines for the wrong reasons at the 2014 World Cup. Players clashed with Football authorities and government on bonuses. The demanded sum was the allowance for the players after qualifying the team to the World Cup.

They decided not to train until their bonuses were paid by the then government. An amount of three million US dollars ($3,000,000) was flown from Ghana to Brazil to pay the players.

The legendary striker stated that “all I have to say is that after repeated promises to pay at various times during the pre-tournament camping and failing to meet their own deadlines, the authorities lost the trust of the players”.

He went on to lament that ” this was not how the silent protest was supposed to end”. The players had to push further as the GFA initially told them to wait for FIFA’s funds.

After the confusion in the Stars’ camp, Sulley Muntari and Kelvin Prince Boateng were both expelled from the camp.

Ghana was eliminated after the group games after losing 2-1 to Portugal in their last game.

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