Duo handed late Black Stars call-ups

Lee Addy has been drafted into the Black Stars ahead of Cape Verde game

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has handed late call-ups to the Black Stars squad for Wednesday’s friendly against Cape Verde.

Midfielder Afriyie Acquah and China-based defender Lee Addy have been called up to replace two players who have pulled out of the game.

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has been withdrawn to allow him to join in the one week celebration of his late mother Cecilia Amoako.

France-based defender Jonathan Mensah has also pulled out of the squad after he suffered a thigh injury while playing for his club Evian.

Afriyie and Addy will join the Black Stars camp in Lisbon on Monday after they were handed the late call-ups.

Ghana will play Cape Verde in Lisbon as both sides prepare for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa in January.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. b4world says:

    I HOPE THIS AKWESI GUY KNOWS WAT HE IS DOING,HE IS BEGINNING 2 PISS ME OFF,
    CALLING ALL THESE REJECTS N NOT CALLING QUINCY OWUWU ABEYIE,I JUST DON’T GET IT,HE WOULD RATHER GO 2 MILAN 2 BEG A MIX UP DONKEY N GET REJECTED THAN CALL OWUSU ABEYIE,WHO IS FAR BETTER THAN PRINCE BOATENG….ETC,THIS RETARDED COACH DAYS R NUMBERED,I DON’T THINK HE KNOWS WAT HE IS DOING.

  2. Mr.Boii says:

    when i read this i hoped i would see Quincy’s name….but no….pff

  3. Pike says:

    AKWASI APPIAH IS A DISGRACE TO WE HIS SUPPORTERS PERIOD..THAT LEE ADDY GUY IS NO BS MATERIAL..

  4. AKWASI APPIAH PLES CALL QUINCY OWUSU ABEYIE says:

    I HAVE NO MORE RESPECT FOR AKWASI APPIAH NO MORE.

  5. nana says:

    omdzzz people of Ghana is it only me or is Akwasi Appiah going bonkers. Lee Addy is the worst defender ro ever play for the BS he is unsteady, unrealiable and always the week link. For the love of our dear lord why does this guy keep getting call ups he is not even good enough for our u17 team. I don’t even hate the guy but sorry mate you yourself know your a waiting accident waiting to happen, do us all a favour and reitre cos these dumb coaches keep calling you up kmt.

    • koo nana says:

      FOOLISH ASSHOLE NANA OR WHATEVER U CALLED UR FUCKING SELF. DO YOU KNOW A GOOD PLAYER AND A WORST PLAYER? HAVE YOU EVER KICK CASE 5 BALL BEFORE? YOU IDIOT DOES NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL. CAN YOU DEFINE TALENT OR SCOUT A QUALITY PLAYERS THAN AKWASI APPIAH? STUPID FOOL. LEE ADDY HELPED GHANA REACH FINAL IN ANGOLA IN CASE YOU DON’T KNOW THAT SO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND LEARN FACTS B4 INSULTING ELDERS AND GOOD QUALITY DEFENDER LIKE LEE ADDY. GO FUCK YOUR MAMA BIG FATTY BLACK ASS.

      • Peer says:

        @koo nana: This doesn’t make sense why this insult, you are disgusting, so no one can express their feeling? why do we have freedom of speech. Mass don’t be stupid the next time you do this l will look up for you and wherever you are l will fine your fatty black ass and deal with you, so pls stop playing stupid.aboa

        • nana says:

          Thank you @Peer, its alright leave him.

          @Koo nana, insulting me and my mother its fine its shows the upbringing you have had. Lee addy did well in that AFCON in Angola, but seen as your so smart please tell me one game he played after that tournement where he done well. When fools like yourself come online and just insult with no juristiction it astouds me. Your the fool, and I do not know your mother so I will not resort to such low callice ways.

          I repeat LEE ADDY IS NOT BS MATERIAL, no officnce Addy, but I’m sure the majority of the good ppl in Ghana will agree.

  6. koo nana says:

    QUINCY OWUSU WHATEVER ABEYIE STOP FOOLING AROUND AND STOP WRITING THESE COMMENTS ALL THE TIME INSULTING AKWASI APPIAH. GHANAIANS SAID THEY DON’T LIKE YOU SO STOP THIS COMMENTS. WE KNOW YOU ARE THE ONE WRITING ALL THESE IDIOTIC COMMENTS. FUCK OFF QUINCY GO AND PLAY FOR HOLLAND IF YOU ARE THAT GOOD. LEE ADDY IS A GREAT DEFENDER AND HE HELPED GHANA REACH FINALS IN ANGOLA AND YOU GUYS FORGET THING SO SOON. LEE ADDY BETTER AND YOUNGER THAN JOHN MENSAH WHO CANNOT EVEN RUN ANYMORE. FUCK YOU’LL.

  7. Dan says:

    From all indications, Mr. Appiah is demonstrating his incompetence before the Nations cup kick start.No serious country will give a call up to a player in the Chinese league.I am sorry,but when you sense doom coming you need not to be told.This man Mr. Akwesi is actually a bad choice for the team.Ghana won`t get far with the likes of Lee Addy.

  8. Desmond says:

    WE NOT HERE FOR INSULTS OTHERS,MIND YOUR SPEECHES.NOW I DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT AKWASI APPIAH IS DOING…WHAT DO U THINK IS THE MOST PROBLEM OF BS..IS OUR FORWARD.WE NEED MORE FORWARD SO IF ASAMOAH CYAN IS NOT AROUND WE WILL HAVE A PERMANENT STRIKER TO FIT IN,IS GOOD WARRIS,YIADOM ARE THERE BUT YOU NEED TO CALL JORDAN TOO FOR THIS MATCHH….THIS IS THE MATCH YOU WILL USE TO ACCESS OUR FORWARD PAIRING JORDAN N WARRIS OR WARRIS/YIADOM/JORDAN….SECONDLY WE NEED A VIBRANT WINGER LIKE OWUSU ABEYIE WHO CAN ALSO SUBSTITUTE KWADWO ASAMOAH BECOMES HE IS A UNIVERSAL FORWARD TOO.I LIKE AFRIYIE ACQUAH CUZ HE IS GOOD ON THE BALL AND CORDINATED WELL WITH ANNAN AND DEDE…STOP CALLING BUNCH OF UNCAPABLE PLAYERS WHICH WILL CAUSE YOU HEADACHE WHEN SELECTING THE FINAL 23

  9. Gogee says:

    Lee Addy is just not good enough yet he continues to receive call ups

  10. selfmade says:

    I don’t wish for the downfall of appiah but if he fails in south Africa i wouldn’t be sad because he is failing to do the right things… he said he ll call active players and we all know quincy has being very active from last yr and still in some great form,so what is preventing appiah from inviting this guy? One thing i have noticed about appiah is that,he has learned a lot from his serbian bosses and eversince he became the coach,he hasn’t changed anything but the continuation of his serbian bosses!! What in a gods name will a coach with so many insecurities with regard to his competency continued to ignored such a fine senior player like quincy! A smart general always assemble the best materials or soldiers for war and from all indications i can see appiah digging his grave gradually!! If i was appiah,i ll think for a moment and include this guy in my squad because a lot of ghanaians are dying to see him back in the squad because he is far better than the average players parading themselves as bs materials! If we want to make a big difference this time,we should start from today by calling players who has the experienced and can put the fear of god in opponents and for me in particular,quincy more fearsome than the so called average bs players!! Appiah, do the honourable thing now and called the guy because is now or never!!! Viva the revolutioncioooooo!!!!

  11. real sabacious says:

    i was one of those who celebrated when Akwasi Appiah was given the B/S job,but from the look of things.i doubt if he has anything good to offer.If Gyan is out of the cape friendly,does it make sense to call a defender and a midfielder as his replacement?just watched Abeyie playing 90mins for panathiakos in their goaless draw 5mins ago and wonder why such talent can be ignored.Akwasi Appiah is simply visionless and has nothing good to offer as a coach.Can he convince Ghanaians the rattional behind the invitation of Duncan,lee addy,derek boateng and inkoom in the cape friendly?this charity invitation to players makes me sick!and it was one of the reasons i’ve always been criticizing those virtus managed serbian coaches.its not too late for him akwasi appiah to change his ways before him bring shame to himself and Ghanaians as whole.

  12. Fiifa 1 says:

    Akwasi Appiah Please stop inviting Lee Addy, ah what connection does this boy have at the FA? look at Quincy, so many people are willing to see him in the national team because he plays week in and week out on regular basis and yet still he is not getting called up, there are even many young and better defenders in our local league than this Lee Addy guy, ahhh Akwasi Appiah.

  13. D Light says:

    The leak frm a very reliable source is dat, Akwesi Appiah always opposed decisions to invite Quincy. He’ve always influenced his serbian Bosses to drop the Lad wit claims of him being Indecipline. Most recent is coach Plavi’s 25 man squad for the Gabon Afcon- it was alleged dat AA was behind his Axing so dat he can pave way for Inkoom to b used At the Right-wing.
    It is also alleged dat he is taking advantage of d gud relationship he has wit most of Media Men to zip & quench any suspicions regarding his Job. Don’t u find it strange why most of the radio stations and sports sites do not update us on Abeyie any time they write &discuss the Performances Of Gh playerz abroad? Yet they Pledge Honesty to Mother Ghana!

  14. Blow says:

    Why can’t Appiah summon the press and give reasons for his refusal to invite Abeyie as done in order soccer loving countries?

  15. selfmade says:

    I urged appiah to take this opportunity and proved to ghanaians that he is his own man…. this is the time to proved to ghanaians that u can do something different bro… give equal opportunity to all the players…. invite quincy because posterity will never forgive u if ignored him this time around!! Be a man and put the nation first!! Put aside whatever hatred against the dude and do the honourable thing by inviting quincy!!! Put aside any favoritism and invite abeyie now because he deserved to be call into the national team after all the national team is not ur personal property!! If u don’t invite this guy,i ll hate u for the rest of my life because we should give equal opportunity to all and sundry not only to those we loved!! Be a man and walk the the talk because a man is judged by his words!!! Viva the revolutionciooooo!!!