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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah to name provisional 30-man squad on Monday

Kwesi Appiah to unveil his provisional squad at a press conference on Monday

Kwesi Appiah to unveil his provisional squad at a press conference on Monday

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will be naming his provisional 30-man squad for the 2014 World Cup at an organized press conference on Monday, the Ghana FA has confirmed.

The Black Stars trainer will be addressing the media at the press briefing to take place at 12:30GMT on Monday at the Ghana FA headquarters in Accra.

Appiah will have by that time deliberated on the squad with members of the Ghana FA’s Executive Committee.

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi will also be present to give details on the Black Stars’ plans for June’s tournament in Brazil.

“Coach Kwesi Appiah will announce his squad and plans for next month’s tournament to the public during the press conference which will start at 12:30 pm at the GFA Headquarters in Accra,” a statement from the GFA read.

“The GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi will also unveil a comprehensive plan for the team before and during the World Cup including the confirmed friendly matches, camping venues, travel plans and other activities connected to the team.”

Several reports are rife in the Ghanaian media over a purported leaked squad for the World Cup.

Kwesi Appiah and the Ghana FA have however maintained the ‘authentic’ squad will only be made public at the press conference on Monday.

The provisional 30-man squad will be scaled down to 25 to commence the Black Stars’ residential camping in the Netherlands.

Ghana will be making a third successive appearance at the World Cup finals this term in Brazil following progressive stints in 2006 and 2010 in Germany and South Africa respectively.

The Black Stars hope to progress to at least the semi finals but must first come out of a tough group which include Germany, Portugal and the USA.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Boro says:

    Waiting to do all the disecting, the bisecting, the quantitative and the qualitative analysis on each and everyone of the players who gets the nod. Patiently waiting!!!

  2. spellBOUND says:

    WE F$#KING KNOW……

  3. Assemblyman says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Akwasi Appiah’s Emmanuel Frimpong just confirmed an on-going talks between his management and Kumasi Asante Kotoko,as usual on his twitter account ..This boy is a monumental disaster waiting to explode..smh!
    Am sure he might include for the reasons
    1) Returning favors to the Frimpong family.For helping him settle his family in London when he,Akwasi Appiah was a watchman there years ago.Eii! did I say watchman? I mean security man wai,this mouth of mine ..hmm
    2)No other reason than Frimpong got exposure with arsenal in the premiership.Even though he has been out of favor for a long time,Akwasi Appiah is going to find reasons to make his motive of picking Frimpong acceptable to his own eyes whether the public like it or not!
    3)Third reason will be,Frimpong will have an association with Kotoko just like inkoom.
    So we are waiting for him to surprise us on Monday .even though we know almost about 90% of the players to make the list without predictions.

  4. petit says:

    Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Daniel Agyei (Free State Stars, South Africa), Fatua Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa) and Kichard Kingson (Balikesirspor Turkey)

    Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias, Greece), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Baba Rahman (Greuther Furth, Germany), Harrison Afful (Eseperance, Tunisia), John Mensah (FC Nitra Slovakia ), John Boye (Rennes, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bul Salzburg Austria), Jerry Akaminko (Erk, Turkey)and and Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa)

    Midfielders: Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Mohammed Rabiu (Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Michael Essien (AC Milan, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Anthony Annan (Schalke, Germany), Yusif Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo, Italy), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy) Christian Atsu (Vitesse, Holland), Afriyie Acquah (Parma Italy) and Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England)

    Attackers: Jordan Ayew (Sochaux, France), Abdul Majeed Warris (Valenciennes, France) Asamoah Gyan, (Al Ain, UAE) Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany)

  5. petit says:

    possible 23 to Brazil …

    Goal Keepers-Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway) Fatua Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa) and Kichard Kingson (Balikesirspor Turkey)

    Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias, Greece), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Baba Rahman (Greuther Furth, Germany) John Boye (Rennes, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bul Salzburg Austria), Jerry Akaminko (Erk, Turkey)

    Midfielders: Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Mohammed Rabiu (Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Michael Essien (AC Milan, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Yusif Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo, Italy), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy) Christian Atsu (Vitesse, Holland)

    Attackers: Jordan Ayew (Sochaux, France), Abdul Majeed Warris (Valenciennes, France) Asamoah Gyan, (Al Ain, UAE) Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany

  6. kuukuphilly says:

    Assemblyman wai!

  7. Benito says:

    Monday is too far,bring the list Saturday,tomorrow and spare us all this drama…doesn’t make any difference if you name squad tomorrow 5/10/2014

  8. Dr Who says:

    I hope the FA does not interfere with the squad

  9. Mumbi says:

    Am sorrrrrry for insulting Ghanaians and I regret every thing I have done.Pls forgive me becos I did dis out of Jealously.

  10. African Consciousness says:

    These are my picks for the initial 30 man squad.

    Goalkeepers:

    Dauda, Kwarasey, Stephen Adams.

    Defenders:

    Jonathan Mensah, Jerry Akaminko, John Boye, Harrison Afful, Rahid Sumaila, Baba Rahman, Daniel Opare, David Addy; Mohamed Awal, Samuel Inkoom.

    Midfielders:

    Sulley Muntari, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, Mohammed Rubio, Mubarak Wakaso, Kevin Prince Boateng, Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyeman Badu, Aboagye, Frank Acheampong; Michael Essien

    Forwards:

    Gyan, Warris, Assifuah, Richard Boakye Yiadom, Dominic Adiyiah

  11. Golden says:

    Ghana coach has not first 11 team and that could be our main problems in the World Cup in Brazil. some of our players has not been play together for a long time which is another problems for us. We will be lossing ball possesions.

  12. FavouredOne says:

    Please don’t name Jordan Ayew and Adiyah and Prince Tagoe. Jordan per say needs a little bit more time to mature up to the task but Adiyah and Tagoe, I will personally be disappointed if they are named.
    Goodluck AA in your quest to succeed and make Ghana proud. May God be your guide.

  13. K. Agyei - Wahington D.C says:

    I will urge all Ghanians to rally behind our team, this is not a time for politics, though we may have our opinions but if the coach listens to us it will take him ten years but still cannot get it done, let’s hope that he will be bold enough to do what is right for the our country Ghana for any individual not even him ! Long live Ghana !!! and Blacks stars we’ll see you in Florida and Brazil, God bless our homeland Ghana !!!!!

  14. Mr.Me says:

    hahahahahahai! fire burnd u all.Why not giving good prayers the nation fire burnd u plus ur comments

  15. Mr.Me says:

    hahahahahahai! fire burnd u all.Why not giving good prayers to the nation fire burnd u plus ur comments