Ghana Slips Down In FIFA Ranking

Ghana+v+GermanyGhana+v+GermanyGhana slipped just one place on the latest FIFA ranking for the month of July despite crashing out at the Group stage of the 2014 World Cup.

The Black Stars are now ranked 38th in the world with and have also dropped down one place in Africa.

Ghana are now in fifth place behind new Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Egypt.

Four-time world champions Germany are reaping the rewards of their triumph at the tournament and lead the table for the first time in around 20 years, followed by Argentina and the Netherlands.

The Netherland’s third-place finish at the World Cup has propelled them 12 positions up the table and back into the top ten.

All of the teams that exited the World Cup in the quarter-finals have climbed up the ranking: Colombia (fourth, up four), Belgium (fifth, up six), France (tenth, up seven) and Costa Rica (16th, up 12 – the Ticos’ highest-ever ranking).

*The Chairman of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association, Mr. Nii Komiete Doku has branded the current crop of players who play for the senior national team, the Black Stars as “selfishly greedy”.

This follows the recent bust-up of the players of the national team demanding $100,000 as appearance fees as well as $19,500 as winning bonus at the group stage for the 2014 World cup to be held in Brazil in June.

In an interview, Mr. Doku indicated that playing for the national team is for pride and not for money as our current crop of players have turned it to be.

He was, however, quick to indicate that the Management Committee of the Black Stars and the Ghana Football Association (GFA), cannot, in anyway, force the players to change that trend.

“My brother, these players are selfishly greedy. I don’t see why they must be taking such huge bonuses. Playing for the national team is not for money but for honour. Our players earn more than the president of this land, yet they charge us before they play for us. What do they mean and who do they think they are? He questioned.

He concluded by declaring that, the Black Stars does not belong to the Ghana Football Association, it belongs to all Ghanaians and that journalist and non-journalists alike must all wage a crusade against the players to stop them from taking such huge bonuses and allowances from the country.

GHANA slipped just one place on the latest FIFA ranking for the month of July despite crashing out at the Group stage of the 2014 World Cup.

The Black Stars are now ranked 38th in the world with and have also dropped down one place in Africa.

Ghana are now in fifth place behind new Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Egypt.

Four-time world champions Germany are reaping the rewards of their triumph at the tournament and lead the table for the first time in around 20 years, followed by Argentina and the Netherlands.

The Netherland’s third-place finish at the World Cup has propelled them 12 positions up the table and back into the top ten.

All of the teams that exited the World Cup in the quarter-finals have climbed up the ranking: Colombia (fourth, up four), Belgium (fifth, up six), France (tenth, up seven) and Costa Rica (16th, up 12 – the Ticos’ highest-ever ranking).

*The Chairman of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association, Mr. Nii Komiete Doku has branded the current crop of players who play for the senior national team, the Black Stars as “selfishly greedy”.

This follows the recent bust-up of the players of the national team demanding $100,000 as appearance fees as well as $19,500 as winning bonus at the group stage for the 2014 World cup to be held in Brazil in June.

In an interview, Mr. Doku indicated that playing for the national team is for pride and not for money as our current crop of players have turned it to be.

He was, however, quick to indicate that the Management Committee of the Black Stars and the Ghana Football Association (GFA), cannot, in anyway, force the players to change that trend.

“My brother, these players are selfishly greedy. I don’t see why they must be taking such huge bonuses. Playing for the national team is not for money but for honour. Our players earn more than the president of this land, yet they charge us before they play for us. What do they mean and who do they think they are? He questioned.

He concluded by declaring that, the Black Stars does not belong to the Ghana Football Association, it belongs to all Ghanaians and that journalist and non-journalists alike must all wage a crusade against the players to stop them from taking such huge bonuses and allowances from the country.

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