2014 World Cup: Ghana provisional squad leaked - Schlupp, Frimpong named; Vorsah, Annan return

Ghana's provisional 2014 World Cup squad has been leaked with Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah reported said to have shockingly included England-based duo of Emmanuel Frimpong and Jeff Schlupp in the 30-man team.

Jeffery Schlupp has been named in Ghana’s provisional World Cup squad, says the Ghana News Agency

Ghana’s provisional 2014 World Cup squad has been leaked with Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah said to have shockingly included England-based duo of Emmanuel Frimpong and Jeff Schlupp in the 30-man team.

Another shock inclusion is Germany-based star Anthony Annan as well as Isaac Vorsah who were huge doubts for June’s competition in Brazil.

But the late campaign for injury-prone John Mensah to join the Black Stars looks to have failed as he was excluded from the list of players for the competition.

The list released by the state news agency, Ghana News Agency, claimed that Aduana Stars goalkeeper Stephen Adams is the only home-based player in the squad.

Several other players who were on the periphery of the squad have been included in what looks like a credible squad from the state-owned news agency.

Germany-based left-back Baba Rahman and Sassoulo’s Yussif Raman Chibsah return for another chance to impress after previously failing to seal places in the squad.

Apart from Chibsah, the other shock inclusion in the midfield is Anthony Annan who is reviving his career with German side Schalke after recovering from injury.

Emmanuel Frimpong is another surprise in the midfield following his January move from Arsenal to Championship club Barnsley.

Frimpong is among 12 midfielders expected to begin preparations on May 26, ahead of the World Cup; Ghana’s third in succession.

Stephen Adams is among four goalkeepers that include Norway-based Adam Kwarasey and the South Africa-based duo of Daniel Agyei and Fatua Dauda.

According to the state owned news agency, GNA, a trusted source has revealed that Appiah named Leicester City’s Schlupp among the ten selected defenders which will be pruned for the competition.

Appiah is said to have presented the list to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) ahead of the official submission to the global body, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) next month.

Ghana have been placed in a tough Group G which includes Germany, Portugal and United States of America.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Daniel Agyei (Free State Stars, South Africa), Fatua Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa) and Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars)

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias, Greece), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Baba Rahman (Greuther Furth, Germany), Harrison Afful (Eseperance, Tunisia), Jeff Schulpp (Leicester City, England), John Boye (Rennes, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bul Salzburg), Jerry Akaminko (Erk, Turkey) 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), Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley, England) 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)

Do you think this is the right squad? If this is coach Appiah’s squad are you happy with it? If you are not happy which players should have been included? Make your views known in the box below:

READERS COMMENTS

  1. askantwi says:

    Excellent call up. But I was expecting Frank Acheampong to be call too. He could have supplement Sulley Munatari at the left flank. AA should not waste Kwadwo Asamoah’s talent at the left flank. He should be used inside playing attacking forward like Messi is to Argentina and Neymar to Brazil.

  2. jona says:

    where is afriyie acquah of Parma fc in Italy?

  3. askantwi says:

    Sulley Muntari cannot run anymore. Please, call Frank Acheampong. He is the best wide left we have. More over, he is the fastest player we have. A skill that is most needed for a left or right winger.

    • Fred B Kyeremeh says:

      Muntari does not play on the wing anymore.In the qualifiers,he was mostly used in the holding midfield role.At Milan,he plays centrally as well and his passing range and ball tackling gives Ghana lots of advantage in the middle.I agree with you on his speed,but you will realise Muntari’s strength has never been his speed but his fighting spirit,powerful left shots,long ball passes and his tenacity to fight for all 50-50 balls.
      I would have wished Frank Acheampong is given a chance but not at the expense of Sulley Muntari.

  4. Benny says:

    This is only speculation but if it is true then l will be shocked.What is frimpong doing in the list.How about Afriyie Acquah?Why is he missing in the squard.
    I am not expecting bench warming Dauda as well.
    I will reserve my comment until the actual list.

  5. vim says:

    if K.A. puts frimpong ahead of acquah then im sorry mr. K.A is inept

  6. Ghana says:

    Ghana why? I don’t like some of the name’s where is afiryie Acquah? Fuck kwasi Ap

  7. risky says:

    Who is Abdul Rahman?

    • Chu says:

      hey risky some former koktoko kid playing Gruether Feurth in Germany. Was in the recent under 20 that was third in Turkey
      its a long time ive seen u on Zamfoot by the way how are u?

  8. banger says:

    I REALLY HOPE THIS IS NOT THE ACTUAL SQURD, WHAT BOUT F ACHEAMPONG AND SOMEONE OF THE PLAYERS FRI THE U20 SQURD, IN MY OPINION I REALLY THINK AA SHOULD HAV CALLED UP ONLY 23 PLAYERS AND PUT OTHERS ON STANDBY.SO THE 23 PLAYERS CAN PLAY WITH EACH OTHER.COS THE MORE PLAYERS PLAY WITH EACH OTHER THE MORE THEY KNO EACH OTHER.SO ATLEAST AA CAN SHAPEN THE ROUGH EDGES,

  9. texas says:

    Guys this is just a speculation….wait to hear list from A A himself. Do not jump the gun. We all know GSN is not that credible.

  10. Delali says:

    I was expecting Afriyie Acquah in the squad instead of Emmanuel Frimpong. Generally I think squad is ok. Surprised Isaac Vorsah was included since he hasn’t played any competitive match for close to a year.

  11. smokey says:

    Got to be a hoax frimpong cant even get a game for almost relegated barnsley

  12. eric says:

    where DAVID ADDY .HE NEEDS TO BE PART OF THE SQUAD.WHY IS HE OUT?

  13. Akwasi Floric says:

    Drop frimpong and chisbah… Both aint even playing

  14. Joseph says:

    Hey! One of the best strikers Ghana has got is not in Emmanuel Osei Banahene

  15. Akwasi Floric says:

    Where are Elvis Manu, Acquah and Boakye Yiadom

  16. Were is Solomon Asanti, I prefer Asanti than Adoma

  17. dre says:

    David Accam and Afiyie Acquah are missing!!!

    Frimpong is warming the bench at Barnsley who are due to be relegated from the championship, hence this list cannot be real. If it is then boy we need help because our manager has no sense!

  18. selfmade says:

    Nothing surprising there but is a provisional list and besides we have to wait for confirmation from the gfa before we can criticize and scrutinize it properly! Lil surprised by frimpong though but I hope he proves us wrong!

  19. Genuwine says:

    I will replace Emmanuel frimpong with afriyie acquah , and psych this players very well , and build a team
    Around kwadwoe asamoah , and we can go places . That is my opinion.

  20. Coach says:

    The list is quite OK and I don’t see it changing. Those who will make it to Brazil are already known the rest are there to make up the numbers. Chipsah, Adomah,Baba Rahman, Sumaila, Frimpong and Daniel Adjei will all be out

    • Abdallah tamale says:

      am happy you not the coach to decide who will be adding up numbers, how can you say Baba Rahman and sumaila are there to make up numbe5rs,we are talking about competence here and not family member we want to see in Brazil.

  21. Pablo says:

    Where is Afriyie Acquah? A good squad though. Guys Make genuine money online. You don’t buy or sell anything. Work less than 3 hours and make a minimum of 1ooo dollars. Call or whatsapp me on 233 247 21 2030. This is not scam, only serious business minded people should call.

  22. nas says:

    @risky are you a Ghanaian at all,because if you were you would not be asking who Baba Rahman is.let me refresh your mind he plays for greuther furth in the germany bundasliga 2,i hope you will do some more research about him

  23. paul says:

    I think this so called provisional list is unneccesary. We need the final 23 squad to avoid all debates.

  24. Abdallah tamale says:

    I will be very grateful if Dr. Kwesi Appiah should go to the World Cup with this provisional list. But however, i will like to also urge our able coach not to do without Baba Rahman in the squad because he is the best person for the number 3 position judging from his performance from Gruether Furth in Germani and the past under 20 world cup which was played in Turkey last year.

  25. Gideon says:

    Please Afriyie Acquah and Frank Acheampong cannot be left out.

  26. Kesiade says:

    After watching this make your make your judgement.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-eZLZWWrHA

    • futbolmad says:

      Thanks for the link. The kid is a genius: great dribbling and keeps ball close to his feet, born scorer, dizzying pace and tremendous assists. It would be a waste and a shame to exclude him in the provisional list. He can be a game changer.

    • Africanus says:

      This Accam boy is good, crafty and has pass. The problem is he plays in a low standard league. It will be in his interest to move to Italy or France or Spain.

  27. Abdallah tamale says:

    Please is time we begin to appreciate the efforts of those who have suffered for our dear nation before and stop praising those who have done nothing for us yet.

  28. jb says:

    I hope this not true but why Frimpony ahead of Acquah and Coffie..this is a joke and rubbish

  29. nana quami says:

    yh where is afriyie acquah. that chap is in great form and having a good season in parma. he ought to have been der yet i c dis emmanuel frimpong guy rada hu has nt been in good form even for his club. i think sme of the players in this squad are whack nd AA has to do sme chnges b4 we gt to brazil

  30. Asu says:

    Doesn’t make sense KPB is not a forward he plays as a Central Defensive Midfielder at Shalke lets wait until the official report comes out in may

  31. Malcolm X says:

    Afrieye Aquah, Frank Agyeampong, Nana Kwesi Asare & David Accam,MUST be included in the squad, they far better than Adomah,Baba Rahman,Emmanuel Frimpong, Anthony Anan.
    No time to analyse my reason, Dr. Kwesi Appiah, the Technical Team and the GFA MUST think about these names that i have mention, Good Bless Our Homeland GHANA.

  32. BBB says:

    What are these guys ( Frimpong,and Rahman,) doing in the squad. Afriyie Acquah and David Accam shd rather replace them.
    GFA pls be serious and call these two talented boys.

  33. sammie says:

    where from that albert adomah….
    plzzz they should rather call afriyie acquah and stop that adomah adomah tins

  34. peter says:

    good squad.wait for the outcome when the tournament starts.

  35. Barnacles says:

    in fact am shocked with the exclusion of afriyie aqua and frank acheampong. mr appiah please don’t let the nation doubt your competence before the tournament commence.i do love you but you are making a mockery out of competence. becareful!!!!

  36. Zioo says:

    Hmmm are we sleeping?Ghana.F.F Thats Mr. Fatuo Mr. Frimpong Hmmmm….

  37. no comment about the squad ……..the only thing i can say is the absence of afriyie acquah and accam but anyway AKWESI APPIAH is the one who know the quality players who can play and get victory for GHANA so let us all give our support to the black stars team and stop complaining about the squad

  38. Mumbi says:

    Where Is Abed Pele in this provision squad? Include him please 4 the sake of experience. Even the ASHANTI KING should be included on the coaching staffs bench to increase (BS) Bonking Stars players Libido powers.

  39. banger says:

    ZAMBIA APE NO ONE IS PAYIN U ATTENTION.WH6 DNT U GO SUCK ON A DONKEYS DICK OR SOMETHIN. MUMBI GAY OR WATEVER U CALL YOURSELF

  40. Benito says:

    Let’s Waite for the real squad,then we can make good judgment.i can’t imagine some can sit and speculate.

  41. beautiful says:

    if only kwasi appiah reads these posts on gsn. A lot of people make good contributions here but i wonder if anyone ever listens. FRIMPONG is NOT NEEDED in the squad. ACHAEMPONG if not for anything is NEEDED. such a skillful and fast player. what damage Ghana will do when we have such a young talent in our squad. ACCAM can also be USEFUL. Thank God this is not the final thing. Kwasi Appiah please listen to Ghanaians and drop Frimpong.

  42. Tommy says:

    As we speak,if any coach watching Ghanaian players abroad make a list of players for world cup and leave out Afriyie Acquah,i will be surprise. so Mr AA wise up.

  43. John says:

    Acheampong, Acquah (easily), Accam & Maybe even Eghan or Duncan should be in the squad. Frimpong is awful & Annan is way past his best & too limited of a player. I hope Kwesi knows what he doing. I have faith in him.

  44. joshua asertan says:

    I can’t beleive acquah is not among the squard..this wrong !!!

  45. Nii-Bi says:

    If we says we will talk, as the matter of fact, we have a lot to talk about.
    Lets give the coach the benefits of doubt!
    Not everybody can be call. Accam, Affriyi, David, are all fantastic players. But we can go to Brazil with over 23 players!
    Pls lets respect our coach decision for ones!!!

  46. OHENENANA says:

    The final 23 should be
    A KWARASEY
    D ADJEI
    S ADAMS

    D OPARE
    S INKOOM
    J BOYE
    J AKAMINKO
    JONATHAN
    I VORSAH
    H AFFUL
    B RAHMAN
    M ESSIEN
    A ACQUAH
    K PRINCE BOATENG
    E AGYEMANG BADU
    K ASAMOAH
    S MUNTARI

    M WARIS
    A ADOMAH
    A GYAN
    R BOAKYE
    A AYEW
    C ATSU

    • Viper says:

      Will replace RBY with Accam,other than that a good list.

    • prime says:

      You forgot Rabiu so soon? And overlooked Kumodjie over some overhyped( payola) players. Lol

    • Edem says:

      Your 23 man roster looks good and much more talented than our teams at last 2 WC.
      I agree with your 3 GK selection.
      I must admit I don’t watch much bundesliga 2 games so I would take Schlupp over Rahman.
      I would also take Rabiu if he is fit over Acquah in the DM spot.
      I would take Acheampong over Boakye if he is fit. Speed kills and that’s what we need from our attacking mids/forwards so Gyan gets good service.
      I like Accam and see he has a bright future. But his attributes and shortcomings are too similar to Acheampong, Atsu, and Waris so since the quality of his competition is weaker he will have to wait till next time.
      So many talented players to pick from -Go black stars.
      Whoever makes this roster will be bring

  47. viper says:

    The list only require Accam and Acquah to make it perfect.Moreover this is just speculation,I doubt if Emmanuel Frimpong will make the actual list likewise Chibsah.Accam definitely is too good and has to be part of our strikeforce.

  48. access says:

    The squad against Holland:4-3-3

    —————Kwarasey————

    Akaminko–Jonathan–Vorsah-schulpp

    Essien——-Muntari———-Ayew

    Kojo ———Gyan——KP.Boateng

  49. Assemblyman says:

    Akwasi Appiah must be kidding here..This is Ghana oo !! not family affairs to return family favors to the Adomah and Frimpong families for the help they gave him many years ago whiles he was a security man in London.Although I might say Adomah is a bit alright ..But to call a player like Frimpong who only plays his football on Instagram and Twitter while struggling to hold down a place in a championship side,eii this is a real shock!! Ah, Akwasi what a shock!!!!Do you think we are going to perform at a keysoap concert party in Brazil to call such a comedian!!! I don’t believe either that this is the final list..but if this is the final list,then hmmmm!! Akwasi Appiah then ,Akwasi w’gyimi paaa wai

  50. alexander owusu says:

    i see no reason why coach AA shd include frimpong and axe afriyie acquah from the provisional squad…mtcheww

  51. Chu says:

    Frimpong my arse. I wish Accam were right footed like I will feel AA would have no choice but Atsu is his boy. I rate Accam higher than foul ball agent Wakaso. Afriyie Acquah in Frimpong out. Even Rabiu is not so good at that position.

  52. Ghanaman says:

    These boys speaking against Adoma. Chale be easy . The boy score plenty n play plenty. If anybody de go base upon merit. 1st on the list.

    • Benny says:

      Ghanaman who has asked for your opinion.You son of a whore.Bastard .Son of an arm robber.Your father has wasted his sperm.Fucking looser.
      Hullo cue turn mama pussy pussy.
      Tel fat ooze kaloppy mama pussy pussy.

      • Assemblyman says:

        Benny as much as am aware over here.,there are two guys using the name Ghanaman..one is a counterfeit frustrated scammer from Nigeria whiles the other is a Ghanaian proper .so watch this next time before insulting any of these two guys ..peace

        • Benny says:

          Assemblyman,Ghanaman insulted me so l have given some back.The insult is for the Ghanaman who insulted me.The other need not bother.

          • Assemblyman says:

            Yeah Benny ,I insulted back the Nigerian guy well well and he ever since had stopped fooling back with me.But I hv seen in a forum where both guys were fighting over the right to ownership of the Ghanaman name..well buddy it was real funny Lol

  53. Darkuz says:

    Appiah should have called Afriyie Acquah who is performing exceptionally well in the Italian serie A

  54. SOLOMON says:

    IF THIS SQUAD IS REALLY TRUE THEN I’M SORRY FOR COACH KWESI APPIAH IS HE TRYING TO TELL ME THAT JORDAN AYEW IS BETTER THAN RICHMOND BOAKYE YIADOM?

  55. spitfire says:

    It is imperative to have left-footed left backs and right-footed right backs. It is easier for them to cross on the overlap. I would put Afful and Daniel Opare for right back. For left back I would select DAVID ADDY, SCHLUPP and B.Rahman. The three left backs are regulars in their teams and that fosters confidence. Your confidence saps if you are a bench warmer. That is one of the reasons I will have Kwarasey as number 1 keeper. It is Dauda’s confidence that needs lifting. That could be an assignment/job for the psychologist in camp.
    Afriyie Acquah who is in form should be included rather than Annan and Frimpong who have been inactive.

  56. Ofosu Hene says:

    Acquah is needed in that defensive role to catch the mosquitoes Essien and Muntari due to age needs glasses to see. come on now, if we talk about now, Acquah is now, i agree we need Essien and Muntari for stewardship but pace is the theme of the game.Adomah to me can be replaced with Acam,but hey.. its an unconfirmed list so i digress.

  57. Assemblyman says:

    Damn! I miss the opinions of Zi Kalanga,Keith from Germany and SpellBOUND.

  58. kumnipa says:

    I believe this just a joke. Where from Annan and Frimpong without Afriyie Acquah? How could someone who can’t even warm the bench at club level be given the nod ahead of a player who plays week-in week-out? I don’t believe this. Kwesi should come again

  59. kumnipa says:

    I believe this just a joke. Where from Annan and Frimpong without Afriyie Acquah? How could someone who can’t even warm the bench at club level be given the nod ahead of a player who plays week-in week-out? I don’t believe this. Kwesi should come again
    . If he knows how to coach, we also know how to watch.

  60. kumnipa says:

    I believe this just a joke. Where from Annan and Frimpong without Afriyie Acquah? How could someone who can’t even warm the bench at club level be given the nod ahead of a player who plays week-in week-out? I don’t believe this. Kwesi should come again
    . If he knows how to coach, he shouldn’t forget we also know how to watch.

  61. Kwabena says:

    Please GFA, Stop Ridiculing yourselves with the inclusion of Annan and Frimopong. Please the best inform Midfielder at the moment is Afriyie Acquah

  62. owura says:

    where is the ‘terible terror’Charles Taylor.

  63. bruce Emmanuel says:

    Where is Isaac coffie of Genoa in serial A. Akwesi Appiah is neva serious

  64. obele says:

    My 23 man squard incluudes;
    Kwarasey
    Dauda
    Stephen adama
    Samuel inkoom
    Daniel opare
    Jef shlurp
    H. Afful
    J.boye
    J.mensah
    J.akamenko
    R.sumaila
    Muntari
    Essien
    A. Badu
    M. Wakaso
    K.asamoah
    C.astu
    A. Ayew
    a. Adoma
    A. Acquah
    A.gyan
    waris
    Kpb

  65. smokey says:

    Here’s my shout
    Kwarsey,Dauda,Brimah
    Opare,Afful,Inkoom,Schlup
    Boye,Akaminko,Jonathan,Sumaila
    Muntari,Essien,Rabiu,Badu
    Dede,Kpb,Asamoah,Wakaso,Atsu
    Gyan,Waris,Boakye

  66. I will replace sumaila with Jordan@obele

  67. Sterlingz says:

    hahahahaha…..25 millions coaches talking about one team…the black stars.. i think from all indications , AA must know that no Acquah no black stars.. we re not going to Brazil to be ball boys but team players and will need fit and dedicated players , so over yo u AA the world is watching!!!

  68. Hamdan says:

    Its good that Jeff is included.the squad is very good,but Afriyie Acquah,David Acam and frank Achampong should have been included.

  69. Sakyi says:

    I think Afriyie Acquah should be include.

  70. Iddi says:

    Pls who is asking about Rahaman?Its ur mother who dnt know him

  71. Ijahman says:

    1. Kwarasey….Adams, Dauda
    2. Afful….Inkoom
    3. Schlupp….Opare
    4. Acquah…..Akaminko
    5. Boye……Jonathan
    6. Essien……..Rabiu
    7. Dede……Atsu
    8. Asamoah….Badu
    9. Gyan….Warris
    10.Kevin….Yiadom
    11.Muntari….Wakasso

  72. Dr Who says:

    I like the squad just that Frimpong and Chipsah should be out for Afriyie and Frank Acheampong or Boakye Yiadom…..if this news is true,then I guess we already know those going to the WC because AA called those debatable players so that he can drop them easily.The likes of Chipsah and Frimpong can be dropped easily.

  73. Dr Who says:

    The defensive midfielders are too many…only four strikers? does it mean no striker will be dropped?…Boakye Yiadom should be in with Acquah to replace Frimpong and Chipsah so that the squad will be balanced.

  74. François says:

    I like Fripong for his show of nationals m but l beg to differ that he doesn’t deserve a call up purely based on current form.Afriyieh Aqua in my view deserves a place in the final 23 let alone the provisional list.Otherwise,a near perfect list.

  75. malik says:

    Ghanaians should leave kwasi A A to do this job.This man has lead us to qualifying for Brazil so what are your problems now ? leave AA let him do this job because he knows what he is doing . Let us give him our support and prayers.Perfect squad AA and all the best.

  76. GFA Rep says:

    I can see our plan is working. We just wanted to see the reaction of Ghanaians, this list only contain 18 already picked players, the rest 5 is yet to be picked. Yes, we will include Acquah and Accam for consideration and keep supporting Ghana Black Stars

    • Coach & Dr AA says:

      Accam will need to beat out Wakaso in my book. Wakaso has performed well since his 2012 inclusion in the black star squad. I trust him more, even if he has warmed the bench on his club. End of the day i need a new contract. All you know it all need to relax and stick to your day jobs.

  77. Abeiku says:

    Some comments contain inappropriate and offensive words that should not be permitted on a platform like this. Insults should not be rained on the coach due to disagreement with some of his inclusions. Besides, this is just a speculated list. The editor should take note and ensure sanity.