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Jun 28, 2014

Ghanaian sports minister removed

Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah discusses the overall performance with the African teams that participated in the tournament.

Ghana's president has removed the minister of sports and his deputy from their positions in the wake of the country's poor performance in the 2014 World Cup.

- Appiah: Now is not the time to judge Ghana
- Moonda: Ghana in disarray
- Anaman: Ghana's chaotic campaign

President John Mahama gave no reason for the order, but it comes after Ghana finished bottom of Group G with just one draw to show from three games.

In addition to the Black Stars' poor performance on the pitch, the 23-man squad went on strike over unpaid fees and Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sent home for arguing with coach Kwesi Appiah.

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In the 2010 World Cup, Ghana advanced to the quarterfinals.

The president's statement on Saturday said Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah was now a minister of state in the government with his deputy Joseph Yammin sent to the Ashanti region as a regional minister.

Ghana's World Cup ended on Thursday after a 2-1 loss to Portugal in Nacional.


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