President calls for investigation into World Cup performance

Ghana’s disappointing performance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil should be investigated, President John Mahama has demanded.
Ghana finished with only one point from their three Group G games. The national team was also embroiled in a dispute over appearance fees. Midfielders Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were also expelled from the squad for alleged indiscipline.
Ghana’s only points in the World Cup came in a 2-2 draw against Germany in which Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan both scored.
Four days later, the national government sent in excess in of US$3m in a chartered plane to Brazil to pay the squad following their threat to boycott their final group match against Portugal if they did not receive their money.
The players had boycotted training the previous day in protest.
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya also said an inquiry was needed into his own country’s failure to win a group game.
Like Ghana, the nation’s reputation has been damaged by match-fixing allegations. The world’s most notorious match-fixer, Wilson Raj Perumal, admitted on Tuesday that he had no evidence to support his claim that Cameroon fixed all three of their matches at the World Cup.

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