Which three goalkeepers should Ghana take to 2013 Africa Cup of Nations?

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is yet to settle on his final squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as players continue to seek to impress the technical team. 

GHANASoccernet.com will assess candidates competing for places in the Black Stars set-up for the 19 January to 10 February 10

We begin the first of our series by looking at Goalkeepers who are likely to make it to South Africa by reviewing the performances of the top five in contention for the three places at the competition.

But which three goalkeepers do you think Ghana should take to Africa Cup of Nations?

Fatau Dawuda

Fatawu Dauda

The AshantiGold gloves man has been consistent in the Ghana Premier League the past six seasons.

In November this year, he made his full debut against Liberia in September and kept a clean-sheet as Ghana beat Cape Verde 1-0 in a friendly international last month.

The 27-year-old  was a third-choice goalkeeper for the Black Stars at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations finals on home soil but never kicked a match.

Adam Larsen Kwarasey

Adam Larsen Kwarasey

The Norway-born shot-stopper has become a firm staple for the Black Stars after his nationality switch was ratified by FIFA two years ago.

He made his Cup of Nations debut in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and was average but his self-confidence has improved since then.

Kwarasey made 29 appearances for Stromsgodset who missed out on the Norwegian title this year.

 

Daniel Agyei of Liberty Professionals

Daniel Agyei

The Liberty Professionals goalkeeper has been one of Ghana’s promising talents since winning the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2009.

He sat on the bench at the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.

At age 22, Agyei has made two appearances at the Nations Cup finals in 2010 and 2012.

His performances have been key for Liberty Professionals this season in the Ghana Premier League.

Ernest Sowah

He was third choice goalkeeper for Ghana under coach Goran Stevanovic and was an unused substitute at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

The Berekum Chelsea number one helped the club to advance to the Group stage of the 2012 CAF Champions League where they finished third behind Al Ahly and TP Mazembe.

 

Philemon McCarthy

The Hearts of Oak goalkeeper was hailed for his impressive displays at the back end of the 2011/2012 season.

This term, the rotation policy at Hearts, has affected his number of appearances for the Phobians.

McCarthy’s agility and composure make him one of the modern day goalkeepers in the Ghana Premier League.

He was on the stand-by list for Ghana at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and was a substitute goalkeeper at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

McCarthy was between the sticks when Ghana won silber

 

Which three goalkeepers should the Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah name in his final list for the Nations Cup finals?

Make your views/selection known via the box below: 

 

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Dr Who says:

    Kwarasey,Fatau and Daniel Adjei should represent Ghana at AFCON 2013.

  2. Abrantie - In Da House says:

    If you have nothing to publish on… just keep mute!! What is this, another propaganda or what?

  3. Ghanaman says:

    What about Dauda’s game against Liberia were he let in 2 goals in 5 minutes against the minnows

    1) Kwarasey
    2) Sowah
    3) Agyei

  4. bebea says:

    Kwarasey,Foli Adade,Fatau should represent Ghana at AFCON.

  5. ETA PUI says:

    OH NO OBI YAMU HWIE

  6. Sergeant says:

    What about Fatau Dauda‘s game against Cape Verde where we won 1-0.That Liberia match was a depleted BS squad playing against hungry Liberia team playing infront of their veciferous supporters.What do you expect?
    Fatau,Kwarasay & Adjei are better than the rest.

  7. menimmenim says:

    Kwarasey Agyei and Fatau or Sowah

  8. kuukuphilly says:

    We should bring back salifu ansah,Ali jahra and Edward ansah.

  9. Kofi says:

    It is unfortunate sometimes the best is not seen early, FOLI ADADE is in the best 3 if not the best in Ghana whether home or abroad.
    A Goalkeeper who has every quality a talented goalkeeper should have.
    Anyone can check the statistics on all these goalkeepers in their various leagues since 2011 till date, and people would understand what am saying is not just PR for the boy but the fact.
    So for a better future in the goalkeeping department of the Black Stars as done by most Nations who are ready to give opportunities to young talents to develop fast on the international scene, FOLI ADADE should be added to the team of 3 goalkeepers.
    Am saying these that expects will tell you Kwarasey and co has the big stage expereince but we need to still open doors to our special talents like FOLI ADADE.

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

    I WOULD SAY KWARASAY, DAN ADJEI AND FATAU. BUT WHO IS THIS KWESI FOLI ADADE I KEEP HEARING ABOUT? WHO IS FOLI ADADE AND WHAT HAS HE BEEN ABLE TO DO UNTIL NOW. PERHAPS, HE SHOULD BE THE 3RD GOALIE ON THE SQUAD. THANKS

  11. Kofi Osae-Attah says:

    kwarsey kingston agyie

  12. acgnemesis says:

    Please pay attention to Stephen Adams of Aduana Stars. Don’t want to say much about the past but Currently, Aduana Stars is the team in league that has considered less goals, five. He is one very good shot stopper we need to pay attention to.

    • quophai says:

      Aduana Stars is not the team in the GLO League that has conceded the least Number of goals. Its actually Kotoko who have considered 4 goals. Tema Youth – 1, Ashgold – 2, Hearts of Lions – 1. Adams is however a great goalie who should be looked at too. Thanks.

  13. Maxwell Johnson says:

    I dont know why GSN is giving too much publicity to that SHIT GK called Fatau Dauda, he’s been considering tons of goals in the GPL and you want this GK to be taken to the AFCON? Pathetic!!

    McCarthy hasn’t appeared in a number of games for Hearts this season due to the rotation policy but I can boldly tell you that he is far better than D. Agyei, Sowah & Fatau Dauda. But we looking at active GK’s, the top 2 GK’s should be Adam. K & D. Agyei, we can consider looking at Sowah, Tetteh Luggard, S. Adams, McCarthy & Foli Adade for the 3rd spot.

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

    KWARASAY, DAN AGYEI, ADAMS/FOLI DADE….LOL

  15. kantoose says:

    KWARASEY, STEPHEN APPIAH, LARYEA KINGSTON. APART FROM KWARASEY NONE OF THESE LOCAL AFUNU KEEPERS DESERVE TO FOLLOW THE TEAM TO AFCON. THERE IS NO GOOD GOAL KEEPER IN THE WORLD WHO WILL ALLOW TWO GOALS IN HIS NET IN JUST 5 MINUTES. EXCEPT FATAU DAUDA. AKAI!!!

  16. kantoose says:

    AT CAF CUP WHEN CLOTTEY WAS BANGING IN THE GOALS AT A HIGH RATE, SOWAH WAS ALLOWING GOALS INTO THE NET AT THE SAME RATE.

  17. Kobby says:

    fatau,foli adade n kwarasy.why ignore adade n add macarty huh.he even finds it difficult to start for hearts.adade is beta than the sowahs,macartys n adjeis.wise up b4 u mess up again oo