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Ghana 2014 FIFA World Cup Squad: Player-by-player guide

26-man squad

26-man squad

Kwesi Appiah has named Ghana’s provisional World Cup squad.

The Black Stars boss has only selected 26 names, but he has picked a strong group with talented players across the first XI and among the reserves.

The squad is also a fine a blend of youth and experience. Champions League winners Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien have been picked alongside Serie A winner Kwadwo Asamoah. High-profile stars such as Andre Ayew, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Asamoah Gyan will also travel to Brazil.

There is a place for uncapped Helsingborg forward David Accam, while Jeffrey Schlupp, who recently won promotion to the Premier League with Leicester City, also receives the opportunity to build on the one cap he has won to date, back in 2011.

Afriyie Acquah, a popular choice among Ghana fans, also features, but there is no place for Isaac Vorsah, who has recently returned from a long-term injury, nor one for John Mensah or Richmond Boakye. Anthony Annan also misses out.

Here is a player-by-player guide for the Black Stars going to Brazil.

Goalkeepers

Adam Kwarasey

Adam Kwarasey

Name: Adam Kwarasey

Date of Birth: 12/12/1987

Birthplace: Oslo (Norway)

Position: Goalkeeper

Caps: 20

Club: Stromsgodset (Norway)

Name:  Fatau Dauda

Date of Birth: 06/04/1985

Birthplace: Obuasi, Ashanti

Position: Goalkeeper

Caps: 17

Club: Orlando Pirates (South Africa)

Name: Stephen Adams

Date of Birth: 28/09/1989

Birthplace: Kumasi, Ashanti

Position: Goalkeeper

Caps: 6

Club: Aduana Stars (Ghana)

Defenders

John Boye

John Boye

Name:  John Boye

Date of Birth: 23/04/1987

Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

Position: Centre-back

Caps: 29

Club: Stade Rennais (France)

Name: Samuel Inkoom

Date of Birth: 02/06/1989

Birthplace: Sekondi-Takoradi

Position: Right-back

Caps: 45

Club: Platanias (Greece), on loan from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine)

Name: Jonathan Mensah

Date of Birth: 18/10/1990

Birthplace: Accra

Position: Right-back, Centre-back, Left-back

Caps: 16

Club: Standard Liege (Belgium)

Name: Daniel Opare

Date of Birth: 18/10/1990

Birthplace: Accra

Position: Right-back, Centre-back, Left-back

Caps: 16

Club: Standard Liege (Belgium)

Name: Jerry Akaminko

Date of Birth: 02/05/1988

Birthplace: Accra

Position: Centre-back

Caps: 8

Club: Eskisehirspor (Turkey)

Name: Rashid Sumaila

Date of Birth: 18/12/1992

Birthplace: Cape Coast

Position: Centre-back

Caps: 5

Club: Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Name: Jeffrey Schlupp

Date of Birth: 23/12/1992

Birthplace: Hamburg (Germany)

Position: Left-back, Left-winger, Striker

Caps: 1

Club: Leicester City (England)

Name: Harrison Afful

Date of Birth: 24/06/1986

Birthplace: Kumasi

Position: Right-back, Left-back, Defensive-midfield

Caps: 39

Club: Esperance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia)

 Midfielders

Kwadwo Asamoah

Kwadwo Asamoah

Name: Kwadwo Asamoah

Date of Birth: 09/12/1988

Birthplace: Accra

Position: Centre-midfield, Left-back, Left-winger

Caps: 60

Club: Juventus (Italy)

Name: Sulley Muntari

Date of Birth: 27/08/1984

Birthplace: Konongo, Ashanti

Position: Centre-midfield

Caps: 81

Club: AC Milan (Italy)

Name: Michael Essien

Date of Birth: 03/12/1982

Birthplace: Accra

Position: Centre-midfield

Caps: 56

Club: AC Milan (Italy)

Name: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu

Date of Birth: 02/12/1990

Birthplace: Berekum, Brong-Ahafo

Position: Defensive-midfield

Caps: 48

Club: Udinese (Italy)

Name: Mohammed Rabiu

Date of Birth: 31/12/1989

Birthplace: Accra

Position: Defensive-midfield

Caps: 15

Club: Kuban Krasnodar (Russia)

Name: Afriyie Acquah

Date of Birth: 05/01/1992

Birthplace: Sunyani, Brong-Ahafo

Position: Centre-midfield

Caps: 3

Club: Parma (Italy), on loan from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Germany)

Name: Albert Adomah

Date of Birth: 13/12/1987

Birthplace: Lambeth (England)

Position: Right-winger, Left-winger, Right-back

Caps: 13

Club: Middlesbrough (England)

Name: Wakaso Mubarak

Date of Birth: 25/07/1990

Birthplace: Tamale

Position: Midfielder, Left-winger

Caps: 16

Club: Rubin Kazan (Russia)

Name: Andre Ayew

Date of Birth: 17/12/1989

Birthplace: Seclin (France)

Position: Attacking-midfielder, Left-winger

Caps: 47

Club: Olympique Marseille (France)

Name: Kevin-Prince Boateng

Date of Birth: 06/03/1987

Birthplace: Wedding, Berlin (Germany)

Position: Defensive-midfielder, Attacking-midfielder

Caps: 11

Club: Schalke 04 (Germany)

Name: David Accam

Date of Birth: 28/09/1990

Birthplace: Accra

Position: Midfielder, Forward

Caps: 0

Club: Helsingborg (Sweden)

Forwards

Christian Atsu

Christian Atsu

Name: Christian Atsu

Date of Birth: 10/01/1992

Birthplace: Ada Foah

Position: Winger, Forward

Caps: 21

Club: Vitesse Arnhem (Netherlands), on loan from Chelsea (England)

Name: Jordan Ayew

Date of Birth: 11/09/1991

Birthplace: Marseille (France)

Position: Forward

Caps: 11

Club: Sochaux, on loan from Olympique Marseille (both France)

Name: Asamoah Gyan

Date of Birth: 22/11/1985

Birthplace: Accra

Position: Striker

Caps: 78

Club: Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates)

Name: Majeed Waris

Date of Birth: 19/09/1991

Birthplace: Tamale

Position: Striker

Caps: 11

Club: Valenciennes (France)

 

READERS COMMENTS

  1. abdulmumin says:

    what a nice team from Akwasi Appiah

  2. Ghanaman says:

    Nice selection but massa we must loose one striker and two central defence.

  3. Ghanaman says:

    Two middfields n 1 striker. Must go i neg your pardon

  4. youthful says:

    This is for Atsu and those who will pay attention.
    Player Atsu your are a fantastic player with great feet.You remind me of the days of Abedi Pele the aggressive drbbling talent of Ghana. What was wrong with Abedi was that he will drbble unnecessary, until he went to Europe to mature.

    I sense you are the future of Black Star and this world cup opportunity is going to open your eyes for big money in soccer. You should learn to be aggressive, tough, , pushing balls forward instead of backward passes, after all you want a goal, not to score yourself. A great soccer player have good ball sense, fantastic ball control and the toughness to use the ball the way he thinks.

    Learn this and expect great future in soccer for you.

  5. Saha says:

    Players to drop Jodan,Sumaila,Adams

  6. Philemonwhiteasare says:

    Aaa it pains n hurt for blackstars mixing Owusu Abeye y coach Akwasi yyyy?senia player lyk dis am worrd.