Sports World Cup update: Ghana FA deny reports of 'player revolt' against their coach

The Ghana Football Federation(GFA)has denied reports about players unrest in the camp of the Black Stars at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

There were reports on Tuesday that the Ghanaian players revolted following a row with the coach Kwesi Appiah,and also their unhappiness with the hotel they have been lodged in.

A local radio station,Joy FM reported the wrangling in the camp but the GFA in a statement denied such reports.

“We wish to state emphatically that the report is absolutely false and has no basis in fact. There is no player revolt against the coach of Black Stars and no player or players have been involved in any mutiny in the wake of the 2-1 defeat to the United States,” the statement says.

“All the 23 players were present at training on Tuesday afternoon under the guidance of coach Kwesi Appiah. According to the report by Joy FM, a scheduled press conference was cancelled ‘due to what is reported to be a case of player revolt.’

“We wish to state that this report by Joy FM is totally untrue. The press conference which was scheduled to take place at 11am Brazil time to be addressed by management and not players, contrary to the report. It was rescheduled to 4:30pm because the squad only arrived in Maceio from Natal at 3am.”

Ghana lost its opening match of the World Cup,losing 2-1 to the United States of America(USA)