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Black Stars Africa Cup of Nations squad out? Muntari, John Mensah snubbed

Black Stars squad

The authoritative newspaper Africa Sports has published a 23-man squad for Ghana’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations campaign ahead of Thursday’s official announcement.

The paper, owned by renowned Ghanaian journalist Kwabena Yeboah, excludes experienced midfielder Sulley Muntari and John Mensah from the squad.

But there is right-back John Pantsil who is set to make his fifth appearances in the finals of the Nations Cup.

Ex-England youth Emmanuel Frimpong, who was recently cleared by FIFA to play for the Black Stars, also failed to make the final squad.

Contrary to rumours, the Ayew brothers Jordan and Andre will be included in Ghana’s selected pack for South Africa.

Early on, the local media had speculated that Jordan, the younger, will be overlooked.

Derek Boateng and Samuel Inkoom, who have barely featured for Ukrainian side FC Dnipro, all made the cut.

Berekum Chelsea winger Solomon Asante is the only out-field player to have made the squad alongside goalkeepers Fatau Dauda and Daniel Agyei.

In-form Victoria Guirmaraes left-back David Addy was not named in the squad but rather China-based Lee Addy.

Ghana’s squad:

Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey, Fatau Dauda, Daniel Agyei

Defenders: Isaac Vorsah, John Boye, Harrison Afful, Jerry Akaminko, Jonathan Mensah, Samuel Inkoom, John Pantsil, Lee Addy.

Midfielders: Derek Boateng Solomon Asante, Mubarak Wakaso, Rabiu Mohammed, Kwadwo Asamoah, Anthony Annan, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Christian Atsu.

Attackers: Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Majeed Waris, Emmanuel Clottey.

Have Your Say: Do you think these players deserve to be in Ghana’s final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations?

 

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Mochacho-USA says:

    This is bullshit squard

  2. Mochacho-USA says:

    Please Kwabena Yeboah stop pushing this squard on the coach,cos there other players too…….Nana Akwasi ,David Addy, Abbeyie etc….so stop selling this squard to the coach

  3. abudu says:

    Apuuuuuu dis squad has no future wid out Adiyiah mr coach am reli disappoint in u. Adiayiah play n in good shape u pick bench plays n low league players ahead of him. Ghana for u

  4. Kwame Adu-Gyamfi says:

    If fit I would like to see Sulley Muntari and even clubless John Mensah. I would also like to see Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Sulley Muntari and Afriyie Acquah in the midfield rather than Derek Boateng, Solomon Asante, and Rabiu Mohammed. I would also replace Anthony Annan with Andre Ayew and replace Emmanuel Clottey with Richmond Boakye.

  5. Ghanaman says:

    This is a fake squad. Makes no sense!!

  6. kwame pito says:

    This must be a SPOOF! otherwise….
    derek boateng?? samuel inkoom??? Lee Addy?????? hahahaha i dey laugh k3k3

  7. Simony- General says:

    I think Incoom should be left out cuz of inactiveness in his team.

  8. KOKO BI HAPPY says:

    why should they exclude inform Daniel Addy for Lee Addy?? noooo!! this is totally sick!

    • kayblaze says:

      this totally wrong…. lee addy ahead of daniel addy this totally nonsense… how? daniel addy is by far better than lee addy is not as if, we dont know them both, dan addy plays day in day out in portugal, and lee addy plays in china, waaa look… kwesi please pls …. we beg u , if its true, u dnt need to be a coach to know this…

  9. kantoose says:

    AKWASI APPIAH, AKWASI APPIAH, AKWASI APPIAH IF YOU MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THIS SQUAD TO AFCON WE GHANAIANS WILL ALSO MAKE SURE YOU LOSE YOUR JOB! YOU THINK YOU CAN PLAY WITH OUR HEART EH? YOU MUST BE JOKING!!!!

  10. Nii Kwatei says:

    No worries.. When lee addy is in the squad and David Addy isn’t, then you know the squa report is fake;)

  11. Ghanaman says:

    There are 24 names on the list so how is it a 23 man squad.

  12. Nana Kwadwo says:

    Ghanaians, Ghanaians, Ghanaians! if you could read very well, the headline is a question mark and the first paragraph says….published for…..

  13. Eddy says:

    Are u serious with the black stars with these players then we should not waste our resources and go there.

  14. Freeman osman says:

    This is rubbish.inkoom and boateng hav not feature for their since the season started,so why should the be included.anyway,lets wait and see if this squad is the real squad.

  15. Nana, USA says:

    Folks! you must read the article before making any comments. The coach has nothing to do with this squad. This is someone’s opinion, not from the coach.

  16. Kwabta says:

    Tank God! Atleast ghana won’t be lucky dis time around.

  17. PEE says:

    Boakye Yiadom is the hottest striker right now. AA cannot leave him behind. The above story is FAKE.

  18. Damascus says:

    Ahhhh puuuu…. This story is fake, how can we be respected if we go with a team like this.. How can a currently inform left back like David addy not make the cut.What did coach AA see in Derrick and Inkoom this season?? Nothing because they didn’t even play matches.It would not b fair to take benchwarmers or standwarmers and leave active playing boys at home.. AA be wise!!

  19. Dready says:

    Boakye Yiadom,Quincy,Afriyie Acquah,wakaso,Atsu Christian,Nana Asare,Waris are the players this Kumasi coach should look at or he will fail and loose his job for real.He should dare to include useless and back pass derek boaten,inkoom,lee Addy,jordan.Kumasi coach be careful or u willl loose your job for Maxwell Konadu.

  20. azieman says:

    I think is just a joke , bcos some of the won’t be part of even Amputee team , hw much more Black Star.

  21. Justice Twumasi says:

    where is DAVID ADDY QUINCY AND FRIMPONG

  22. dr.peace says:

    we ve to support the coach n players…amen

  23. zinton torres says:

    derek boateng inkoom, warris, lee addy ,solomon asante shd be excluded. Afriyie acquah, david addy boakye yiadom, Quincy shd be chipped in dats all de cup wud be ours . End of statement

  24. Coach says:

    Guys it clear has a ? Mark in d headline, pls lets all calm down, coach appiah can clearly not take this squad to afcon, where is Sulley muntari, David Addy, Afriyie Aquah, they must b included. We need active players. No joke please we need to bring d title home. Period!!!

  25. Prynz says:

    Lee Addy is not a black star material. Mr.coach i think David Addy is a better substitute of Lee. Ghanaians are ready to criticize you so do not be influenced with any bribe. Tanx

  26. obele says:

    where is afriyie acquah and quincy abeyie

  27. yopoo says:

    NPP is dead and buried Akwesi Nyantekyi nest we will put u all to shame these Akufo Addo people

  28. yopoo says:

    You are the Ape crazy man u were jubilating when Atta mills died bury your ass in shame.

  29. junior mafia says:

    Lool inkoom in da squad means its fake,aqua should b der

  30. Godfred sarpong says:

    i think that akwasi appiah lead by that akwasi nyantakye wants 2 spoil we team 4 us.(musuo n ka wom)N ghana will not reach any where like they r death.

  31. ezra yegban says:

    David Addy should brought in for Lee Addy.Inkoom has no business in the dat squad.

  32. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    TWEEAAAA, AKWASIA APPAIH IF U WANT TO LOSE UR JAOB AFTER AFCON. I DARE YOU TO GO TO AFCON WITH THIS SQUAD. INFACT, U WILL BE A FOOL TO GO THERE WITH THIS SQUAD. IDIOT, UNEDUCATED MONKEY.

  33. Abrantie says:

    Wow, such a weak squad. We wouldn’t make it out of group stage

  34. Dr Who says:

    The squad is fake bcos Afriyie Acquah is missing while Derek is in there.

  35. BRENTO says:

    WHEN DID ANDRE AYEW BECAME A STRIKER.
    WE NEED MUNTARI AND JOHN MENSAH THATS ALL

  36. Frog says:

    Ppl who calling for abeyie shd stop that.It is getting old and annoying.WTF.Since being released by Arsenal,the guy has spent his time drifiting from club to club and only got the Pantanikos move only last season and he is not exactly lighting up that league.So where is the hype from??or is it because he is fast??He is just a poor mans Theo Walcott.He can’t pass,can’t dribble and cant even cross a ball.He doesnt even help in defensive duties.Pls we need more than that from a winger.

  37. tuutu says:

    The dis squad is the worse ever no natural left back and pls lee addy should be out aaaaaaa akwesi

  38. azumah says:

    i dont wanna believe dis. cuz it is absolutely weird to replace david addy with lee addy

  39. ROKA says:

    this is not true cos acquah and adomah will make the official squad

  40. Shaun says:

    PEOPLE, THIS IS THE CHOICE AND PUBLICATION DONE BY AN INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST KWABENA YEBOAH. HIS SPECULATION.

    RE-READ THE CAPTION “Black Stars African Cup of Nations Squad Out?” question mark at the end…….depicting Its a QUESTION being asked.

    IT DOES NOT STATE THAT THESE ARE THE PLAYERS CHOSEN BY AKWASI APPIAH. WHY ARE YOU ALL GRUMBLING HERE…..LETS JUST WAIT FOR THE OFFICIAL LIST FROM THE HEAD COACH.

    YOU CAN ALSO POST YOUR LIST THOUGH…LOL.

  41. ruth birago says:

    pls Ghanaians let giv d coach de chance das wat he there for, tu select gud squad nd win d cup das all;why de pressure

  42. jaycube says:

    IF DIS B DE SQUAD WAT ALL OF U GO FIT DO U DEY TALK LYK LIKE U ALL DEY KNOW SMTIN BUT FOAARD

  43. sadat says:

    am happy that wakaso is in the Team . allahu akbar

  44. akapa says:

    now ghanaians these can be the squad; keepers Adam kwarasey,Fatau Dauda,Daniel Agyei Defenders;John Pantsil,John Boye,Jonathan Mensah,Isaac Vorsah,Harrison Afful,Devid Addy,Jerry Akaminko.Midfielders; Kwadwo Asamoah,Anthony Anan,Mubarak Wakaso,Albert Adomah,Andre Ayew,Christian Atsu,Agyemang Badu,Afriyie Acquah,Derek Boateng.Attackers;Asamoah Gyan,Boakye Yiadom,Majeed Waris,Emmanuel Clottey.

  45. Ernest Fosu says:

    Honestly I’m nt happy with dis team, is dis going to b de end of laryeh kingston? It will b by miracle we win dis nations cup