In what can be described as the best 2014 World Cup match so far, Ghana’s Black Stars fought tirelessly against the German national team- Die Mannschaft, who were tipped to thrash Ghana with ease.
In fact, I was informed a German magazine evaluated the existing statistics and came to the conclusion that, Germany will beat Ghana by 11 goals to nill—that was based on real mathematics. But as we saw yesterday, when it comes to football, leave the calculations to the Leicester University’s College of Mathematics and let hard work, dedication and composure determine the winner.
The Ghana Black Stars had several good chances to leave the pitch with a win against the group leaders-the Germans, but struggled to make good use of these chances.
On top of all the chances was this single one that Jordan Ayew handled the ball along the side ‘throw’ line straight into a scoring yard, where Asamoah Gyan was patiently waiting for that pass which could have placed Ghana in the winning basket—there isn’t any doubt that Asamoah Gyan could not have scored that goal.
But Jordan Ayew who had the ball in his possession showed once again that he is not a mature football player—and does not care about team work or team glory. He wanted the glory for himself and he wanted to go into record books as having also scored at the World Cup alongside his elder brother—so selfishly, he tried scoring, kicking the ball slowly into the hands of the German goalkeeper.
Before he kicked the ball, you could hear and see Asamoah Gyan calling for the ball and after rendering the chance useless, you could also see Asamoah Gyan’s disappointment.
It has emerged that, Jordan Ayew has apologised to the team and Ghanaians for the above selfish act—a clear indication that, he made a mistake. The question is; was it a genuine mistake or a mistake which was fuelled by selfishness and his want for personal glory? I will definitely choose the latter…
The reason why Jordan Ayew keeps playing remains a mystery to some of us. The guy is not a good team player, he is very immature, lacks stamina and does not even seem to know the difference between good tackling of an opponent and a bad tackle…
Is it just my mind deceiving me or Jordan Ayew is purely selfish and has no value for team work?
Sidenote: And what is with his shorts—always falling off? We had Sulley Muntari doing the same with his shorts yesterday too…