2014 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah torn between Albert Adomah and Rabiu Mohammed choice - reports

Kwesi Appiah is torn between Rabiu Mohammed and Albert Adomah

Kwesi Appiah is torn between Rabiu Mohammed and Albert Adomah

With just a couple of days left for Ghana to name their final 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup, Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah is torn between Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah and midfielder Rabiu Mohammed, according to Accra-based Oman FM.

The locally-based radio station claims the Ghana head coach has already concluded to drop Leicester City versatile defender Jeffrey Schlupp and Helsingborg IF star David Accam while hesitating on a decision to drop either Adomah or Rabiu from the 26-man squad in his fold.

Rabiu, who plays for Russian side Kuban Krasnodar, could have easily picked up a place in central midfield but he is facing serious concerns and the Ghana head coach do not want to gamble.

However, he would wait on the Ghana team doctors for news and also further assess him in the friendly against Netherlands on Saturday before reaching a conclusion.

The radio station claims Kwesi Appiah has already settled on 22 players and also leaked jersey numbers Ghana players will be hearing at the World Cup it is not officially announced by the Ghana Football Association.

According to their reports, Kevin-Prince Boateng has taken over the number 9 jersey from Abdul Majeed Waris while the Spartak Moscow star opts for the number 18 shirt.

Aduana Stars goalkeeper Stephen Adams has been handed the number 1 shirt while Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien, Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu retain their number 11, 5, 10, 3 and 8 respectively.

GHANAsoccernet.com cannot independently confirm the reports.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Ghanaman says:

    O gsn. Speculations again. Choicefm leaking rubbish again. Whats has this chap adomah done to us ghanains to hate him. Give the chap a break he is going brazilia. Stop your nonsense on the radio.

  2. Ghanaman says:

    Shooclupp is going aswell
    Jordan is going aswell. Theses chaps are all going brazilia

  3. Benito says:

    Bogus,empty,concocted and a useless report.!!!

  4. J.B says:

    This must be fake,i don’t believe this.

  5. Foolsdegotalk says:

    But i tought adoma famili of aa. Lies u tell

  6. real sabacious says:

    It will be a shame if AA drop Schlupp, Afful and Opare aren’t natural left footed players.I keep on say both players will struggle to command a place in the Leicester team. I hope this story is not true or else I’ll loss confidence in AA.what is the wisdom in dropping a natural left footed player who excelled in the championship? I doubt if Afful ct hold his guard in Brazil. I forsee him being bullied by strilers,the wc is for men and not boys.Acquah, Accam and Adomah are the idea players to be dropped

  7. Anokwale says:

    If true, he has to get rid of Adomah and keep Rabiu Mohammed. If Rabiu is really injured, he should be kept at home.

  8. 21guns says:

    I will choose Rabiu ahead of adumah any day any time.

    Let the coach do his job by the way

    • Starsfan says:

      I guess this is all speculation, lets wait and see.For the statistics Rabiu is a midfielder and Adomah a winger or better the only natural winger in the team and in midfield we have a luxury in abundance which may not favor Rabiu being maintained. I will for sure take Schlupp ahead of all the guys mentioned because of his versatility and height advantage, I will drop Inkoom because of his height, Wakaso because there are too many of his types already in the crowded midfield and Rabiu because of he just came back from injury, this is just my opinion anyway

  9. JOHN ADO says:

    ADOMAH MUST GO TO THE WORLD CUP.PLEASE THE GUY IS GOOD WHEN HE IS PLAYING WITH AFRIYIE ,AND RABIU

  10. spellBOUND says:

    “GHANAsoccernet.com cannot independently confirm the reports”

    NO COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Ghanaman says:

    Accam acquah wakaso/inkoom/essien are going home.

  12. Askantwi says:

    By giving Adams the no. 1 shirt, does it mean that he gets to start games and ahead of Kwarassey and Fatau?

  13. 21guns says:

    @akantwi the jersey number does not mean anything. It just a number

  14. Johnny says:

    AA better keep Schlupp and Accam. We need Accam’s speed and goal-scoring prowess. Speed kills.

  15. ISagbere says:

    Rabiu is injury ,let just flow with adom ah call it a brazil lol

  16. Jagadu says:

    Rabiu, Wakaso and Afriyie . We got too many left wingers and I think Wakaso is presently the weakest link among them. Rabiu is not fully fit and Afriyie is good but not prolific.

  17. kuukuphilly says:

    I refuse to believe this report till further notice..

  18. Ibrahim azure malik says:

    Some radio station feel if the do not also say something about black stars going to brazil they will say their radio stations are a dead ones so the find something to repressent this year’s wc so that they can say gave information about the black stars.

  19. AfrikaBoy says:

    Well I think the players to be dropped should be: ACCAM – too young, his time will come, but not now. RABIU – like someone said too many of his kind on the team. If he goes, he won’t play one minute. Now for defenders: it has to be either SUMAILA – lack of experience and his propensity to commit fouls in dangerous areas OR AFFUL – because of his size. He is the smallest defender we have in the team. Imagine AFFUL guarding Ronaldo of portugal or Miroslav Klose or Thomas Muller of germany, big, tall, muscular guys? I don’t think so. I think Schlupp should go to Brazil, he’s big, fast and versatile.

  20. Union Leader says:

    This is pure speculation and it must be treated as such. Adomah is Brazil bound baring any injury to him. And here’s why; he’s a natural wright winger and Gh haven’t had one for a long long time. The Coach said this , not me. He provides us with a lot of options system wise. Again, the coach said this , not me. During the last World Cup , we didn’t have a natural wright winger so Tagoe was deployed at the wright side of midfield .His performance sucks so much that he was subbed early and never saw any minutes again through out the entire tournament. In come Inkoom . He did ok esp when falling back to help the defense . His crosses were non- existence , that’s one of the reasons why the team struggle to score a goal in open play throughout the group stages. When you playing the 4 2 3 1 system you need your two wingers to be blazing at all angles. Post World Cup , and two number 7s were brought in seemingly to solve the wright midfield problem. First was ( Richard Ampong Kotoko) his performance was nothing’ to write home about in the few friendlies he featured in. Then came Asante( TP Mazembe fame). A good dribbler who couldn’t cross the ball. Then Adomah’s switch was rectified by FIFA. And he hasn’t done badly so far. His chances has been limited at best mainly due to the 4 4. 2 system the Coach seems to be operating lately. But take this from me, he’s a good dribbler and a good crosser of the ball. I will be shock if AA drops him.

  21. OHENENANA says:

    Rabiu Wakaso and Sumaila should be dropped Rabiu has just came back from injury and since moving to russia he hasnt been playing consistantly just like Wakaso the russian league schedual is really bad they dont play any matches from december to march so they havent played alot they are not ready players like accam(40 matches in all competitions) acquah(29 matches in all competitions) adomah(43 matches in all competitions) and schlupp(36 matches in all competitions) have played almost all matches for their team and put up great performanceses not taking them would be stupid they are the most inform players we have wakaso has played 14 and rabiu 10 thats not alot and the league they play in is not competetive they wont be ready for the world cup and sumaila its just the fact that he doesnt play in a league that has good strikers

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  23. Gina Oheneba says:

    Rabiu Wakaso and Sumaila should be dropped Rabiu has just came back from injury and since moving to russia he hasnt been playing consistantly just like Wakaso the russian league schedual is really bad they dont play any matches from december to march so they havent played alot they are not ready players like accam(40 matches in all competitions) acquah(29 matches in all competitions) adomah(43 matches in all competitions) and schlupp(36 matches in all competitions) have played almost all matches for their team and put up great performanceses not taking them would be stupid they are the most inform players we have wakaso has played 14 and rabiu 10 thats not alot and the league they play in is not competetive they wont be ready for the world cup and sumaila its just the fact that he doesnt play in a league that has good strikers

  24. OHENENANA says:

    Best squad for brazil
    Goal Keepers:
    Adam Kwarasey 1
    Stephen Adams 22
    Fatau Dauda 16
    Right Backs:
    Daniel Opare 4
    Samuel Inkoom
    Center Backs:
    Michael Essien 5
    John Boye 21
    Jerry Akaminko 15
    Jonathan Mensah 19
    Left Backs:
    Harrison Afful 23
    Jeff Schlupp 12
    Right Midfielders:
    Andre Ayew 10
    Albert Adomah 17
    Central Midfielders:
    Kevin-Prince Boateng 9
    Sulley Muntari 11
    Agyemang Badu 8
    Afriyie Acquah 6
    Left Midfielders:
    Kwadwo Asamoah 20
    Christian Atsu 7
    Secondary Strikers:
    Majeed Waris 18
    David Accam 14
    Main Strikers:
    Asamoah Gyan 3
    Jordan Ayew 13

  25. Banaban Zeal says:

    This thing self be aloo life and bogos

  26. Union Leader says:

    In approximately 2 hrs time the USMNT will be lining up against lowly Azerbaijan (86th) . Azerbaijan is coach by German Berty Vorts who also double as Klinsmans technical advisor. Klinsman is on record for saying that his line up tonite especially in the first half will resemble his likely line- up on June 16 against Gh. I will be watching closely how he deploy his charges tonight. Of special importance is whether Michael Bradely will be giving a free role in midfield and who will play alongside him. This is serious stuff folks !

  27. Brento says:

    UNION LEADER, is serious to watch this US team. Soooo boring and cant produce nothing. We just need to score more goals agains them. At least 3 will do cos Portugal and Germany will bag tsaw for HOWARD poles.
    GHANA 3- USA 0
    ALL DAY ALL NIGHT

  28. selfmade says:

    We shouldn’t underrate USA becasus they can be unpredictable!

  29. papaAffil@tadi says:

    If AA drop dis players den he had been polluted by unreasonable pples let look at dis is Adomah nt natural right winger best so far nd Schlupp wid hiss height,speed nd tactis he is very gud as to use at left full back der nd i dnt see y AA s droppin dis guys while Rabiu,Accum nd sumaila frankly our must b solid

  30. Eddie says:

    We want adomah in the Team

  31. Lord maxi says:

    AA shuld pick rabiu ahead of adomah Accam and one defender must be dropped

  32. klassiq says:

    It will be very unwise to drop adomah, our only natural winger. I think accam too shouldn’t be dropped since he provides different options attacking wise. Schlupp being our only natural left back should also make the squad. I think rabiu who just recovered from injury and hasn’t played a lot of matches could be left. We wouldn’t feel his absence because we have more players who could play his role. Also wakaso also only comes to choke the midfield. He hasn’t been that good since he moved to Russia. As for inkoom too, he has never been impressive 4 me in the blackstars yet he always makes the squad. His crosses are very poor.

  33. Kris Richard says:

    Kwesi Appiah, the Black Stars coach just completed his first training session with the team in Arnhem on Sunday evening with Schalke star player Kevin-Prince Boateng also takes part…. GhanaLive Tv

  34. Felix Asiedu says:

    I think Accam,Rabiu and Wakaso should be dropped

  35. sticky Straw says:

    Inkoom, inkoom,inkoom ,sumaila ,sumaila , sumaila , Maame adoma, Maame adoma , Maame adoma . Samuel inkoom has never impress me ever since he join black stars but always u will see him in the team why why why we are tired of inkoom style of play. We have quality defenders such as edward kpodo who can play in all the defensive position u like bring christiano Ronaldo , muller, antidor ,and messi edward kpodo go murder all of them . Even our best striker asamoah gyan never take on a match . Just type edward kpodo against sparta Moscow u see how good and strong this guy is but because he has nobody to pay for him. The same thing was done to john boy some years back and I was the only guy who was then fighting for him called into black stars on various press, Internet, radio station . Is so! Sad that ghana has alots of talented playrs to win a world cup but Due to bribery and currupt football administrator we have in the country we are always Standstill

  36. Bonsu says:

    Massa massa take adoma to the worldcup. He is a young boy fast n can cross, the boy has energy. Dont be taking no boy who de say the 24 but the 37,adoma 26 n 26 real life. Young boy

  37. A concerned citizen says:

    Watch this 1. Kwarasey 2. Inkoom 4. J.Mensah……5. John Boye………..3.H. Afful 8.KPBoateng. 6. Essien 7. Accam……………..9..Gyan………..10. Andre…………….11. Asamoah Reserves, Muntari Atsu Warris Schlupp Dauda Badu. Acquh This squad can face U.S.A and overcome them The beginning of the tournament should be based on experience and youthful exuberance Inkoom and Jonathan have the world cup experience to start to help the defense. John Boye and Harrison Afful have rich experience in club and African tournaments to add up.[ Others are equally good but don't start them fresh like that but introduce them later] Michael Essien can provide leadership in front of the defenders and can distribute the balls accordingly. KPBoateng is strong to hold the ball and play his free role behind the strikers [so 2 pivots for the midfield.] 7.Accam, Winger with a speed and scoring capabilities.If he could excel in Swedish league then he qualify to go after U.S. defense.Captain 9.Gyan will do what he knows best.10. Andre will continue his dazzling form. 11 Asamoah will help the defense, midfield and join the attack when necessary. Advise, Don’t use Sulley and Badu at the same time at the midfield. Both can loose the balls easily and sometimes Sulley heckles people down to cause free kicks which are dangerous in this world cup tournament. Use Sulley as a winger. Both are very good and scorer of important goals. Rashid Sumaila needs to be advised not o cause fouls around the penalty box when selected. Acquah, Atsu are very good to be introduced in the cause of the game.
    Players must comport themselves when coach effects a change in the course of player.

  38. Andy D says:

    I feel for AA…It’s gonna be very difficult to drop some people…Rabiu Adomah have always been there to fight for the nation whenever called except been injured…Instead someone jux comes along the way and displaces them so unfair…Will these guys give their 100% again after the WC when k.p essien begin to play mickey mouse with Ghana…At times you need BIG balls to take some very bold decisions *copy that*

    • Lincopper says:

      U WILL DO THE SAME THING IF U WERE IN ESSIENS SHOES … TWICE HE GOT INJURED PLAYING FOR THE NATIONAL TEAM… OTHER MATTERS HAVE LEFT BEHIND .. SO STOP ALL TAT BLA BLA BLA AND LEAVE AA TO DO HIS THINGS ….

  39. Andy D says:

    I’m not saying he should drop essien …how many midfielders in Ghana have rich experience and have played at the highest level than Michael..He Will be my ideal central midfielder and perhaps even the captain…I said I feel for AA or u no de barb bl3…