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Breaking News: Kevin-Prince Boateng, Fatau return to Ghana's starting-up to face Germany tonight

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has returned Kevin-Prince Boateng and goalkeeper Fatau Daudato the starting line-up to face Germany at the World Cup this evening as three changes have been made to the Black Stars starting team.

Kevin-Prince Boateng has been returned to the starting line-up to face Germany

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has returned Kevin-Prince Boateng and goalkeeper Fatau Daudato the starting line-up to face Germany at the World Cup this evening as three changes have been made to the Black Stars starting team, GHANAsoccernet.com can reveal.

Defender Harrison Afful profits from the injury to defender Daniel Opare in a massive shake-up meant to give the Black Stars victory over the Europeans in Fortaleza.

Boateng was not in the starting line-up to play the USA on Monday but his second-half appearance showed that he deserves to start the match against the tough Germans.

This means Jordan Ayew has been left out of the starting team to make way for Boateng who was impressive when he came on the match against the Americans.

The fact that he was also born in Germany and has got a bit of a rivalry with the Europeans, Boateng could be forced by that fact to prove something extra-ordinary.

Dauda takes over the position of Adam Kwarasey even though the Norway-based keeper was not to be blamed for the two goals he conceded against the Americans but with a tough fight expected the latter’s ruggedness makes him the suitable player that position.

Injury Opare who played at the right-back the last time means that Afful will take that position with the only disadvantage being his height but his surging forward and crosses are expected to aid the Ghana team.

Kwadwo Asamoah retains his place at left-back while John Boye and Jonathan Mensah will play at the heart of the defence with Rabiu Mohammed and Sulley Muntari expected to work hard in the centre of the midfield.

At the right win Atsu will be expected to operate from there while Andre Ayew will operate from the left side of the midfield with Asamoah Gyan playing as the lone striker with support from Boateng.

Ghana starting-line-up:

Fatau Dauda, Harrison Afful, Kwadwo Asamoah, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye, Rabiu Mohammed, Christian Atsu, Sulley Muntari,Kevin-Prince Boateng, Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew.

What do you think about the starting line-up? Do you think it was right to drop Jordan for Kevin Prince Baoteng? Do you think the decision to bring in Dauda is right? Do you think Afful deserves to play at right-back? Make your views known in the box below:

READERS COMMENTS

  1. lion-fire says:

    This coach is crazy stubborn. Rabiu over Afriyie doesn’t make sense..Asamoah at left back again…m why did u drop schulpp yhen

    • access says:

      If this is the line up then is not going to be easy……We hope AA No what he is doing. asem beba dabi aden Dr AA,,,,

    • yaw2 says:

      Everybody should shut up and allow the coach to do his job. Ghana will win.

      • Boro says:

        @ yaw2 Including GSN closing down it website to avoid inviting comments such as yours, no any post or pre match conference, or call for our support and prayers. May be the government should stop using tax payers money in sponsoring the so called supporters because that is solely the players and their technical team’s bussiness.

    • Nana Adwoa T. Kese says:

      @ Lion thats my point. Rabiu and muntari over Afriyie; both players play less than 100mins for their teams during the second half of the Italian league and the Russian league. Rashid sumaila can contain Andreas muller more then John boye because this boye is carrying injury and lost all the 50 50 balls and not aggressive like rashid.
      KISS BRAZIL BYE BYE CLUELESS appiah akwasi. I’m piss

    • Ghfuo says:

      Wat kraa is wrong with aa? Start adams. Use Opare n afful. Drop boye. Use essien n muntari in midfield. Atsu and kasa on the wings.kpb,.Dede n sumaila, Mensah 4,5…wtf is aa doing? U tearing my heart ooo…

    • Ghfuo says:

      Fatau sucks aerially..boye sucked vs.Usa. Rabiu has 1 yellow already. We need discipline n experience muntari n essien to play in midfield like when we faced egypt. Why kasa as leftback? Aa, hmmmm. Wtf do u think u are doing?

    • maka says:

      The coach has no clue….and i repeat, no clue whatsoever. This will be the greatest disgrace and performance of Ghana at a world cup…ever! Why?

      Akwasi Appiah has no coaching sense or any clue because we all know, that Dauda is very weak in the air, the guy cannot even time his air balls….and the Germans are taller….so why put Dauda in post?

      Second, the idiot is playing Kwadwo again at left back! Nyantakyi and folks, I cant wait to see your faces after this game!

      Third, Acquah should play in the place of Rabiu, cos he can pass better and tackle well! Additionally, Atsu is a super sub, yet the coach can’t see that as well…!

      As of now, I am cautioning all those who have a hope to please take ur hearts out of the game, cos this local coach has no coaching acumen!

      Ghana, it is strike, 1, 2, 3 and out~
      Adieux…n Adios…shameful crew and technical bench, and to all the corrupt faces in Ghana soccer!

      But do i see Ghana 1 Germany 0? If this scoreline shows up after the game, then it is the players did it not the coach..the coach is useless and should be relieved of his post as soon as he comes back! I expect a drubbing for Ghana though!

      Twiaaa. Useless coach!

      • Johnny says:

        Gosh! Adams better than Dauda, especially in the air, and with the tall Germans who send in good crosses, Fatau is just the very keeper NOT to use. Does AA think backwards, if at all?

        And Waris, Acquah not starting? Why K Asamoah in defense again?

  2. Chico says:

    Why Dauda? What did Kwarasey do

  3. Big E says:

    This coach again!! Why our best player at Left back? For Christ sake play Wakaso at left back!! WTF!!

  4. @kwame says:

    Let’s hope for the better.

  5. Codjoe says:

    Wowww, every time i try to back up Akwasi appiah he lets me down. Are y serios, fatau??? Fatua??!!! Y!!!!! But let me calm down. I wish us a lot of luck today. We are fighting an uphill battle. Lets go black stars

  6. john akpa says:

    I am not happy about Muntari. I think this is it for Kwesi Appiah. I have been wrong about Muntari before and I hope he proves me wrong again.

  7. DCE says:

    Coach AA is an indeciplain man. ee does not listing to advice by playing Kwadwo Asamoah at the left back again. I will not be surprised if we lose again to the Germans

  8. Big E says:

    My problem is did he take wakaso to the world cup? You pick Kwadwo as a offensive midfielder not a left back you moron!!

  9. Ike says:

    Y Fatau…aahh infact dis coach is nt normal..he can’t be a good coach in the near future…Rabiu???yyyyyy….crazy

  10. Big E says:

    My problem is why did he take wakaso to the world cup for? Kwadwo is offensive midfielder not a left back. AA Don’t come back to ghana if we lose this game you moron!

  11. Nana says:

    WE SHOULD JUST FORGET ABOUT ADVANCING FROM THIS GROUP.A SQUARE IN A ROUND HOLE.HMMMMM

  12. Slay says:

    OMG…Fatau!!! His anticipation of crosses is very poor. If we concede it is likely to be from a cross. OH AA not again.

  13. coach says:

    This coach is very stubborn, why start Rabiu ahead of essien and Acquah, Kojo at left back again?
    What is warris doing at the bench? Atsu is inexperience player who should not be started. He should come from the bench . This coach must be relegated to the dressing room

  14. Stevo.Nigeria says:

    I think he is the coach he knows the best at this moment so lets give him the benefit of the doupt bt we hope to see the best

  15. Benny says:

    Why Dauda?AA is not stubborn,he is stupid.He was looking for excuse to use Dauda.I will not be surprised to see Adomah come on.

  16. tony says:

    ghana have a coach he has a big head n a very small brain

  17. isquared says:

    Well… this selection is a bit whack and unexpected!!! Hope coach Appiah knows what he’s doing, but below is what I strongly suggested as the best lineup and formation against Germany:

    3-5-2 formation with THE most energetic and mobile players in midfield:

    GK:KWARASEY
    CBR: BOYE
    CBM: ESSIEN
    CBL: MENSAH
    MR: BADU
    DMR: RABIU
    CM: ASAMOAH
    DML: MUNTARI
    ML: DEDE
    AM: KPB (laterally behind Gyan)
    FWD: GYAN
    This lineup will match well with any team any day but in particular with the Germans. Warris, Atsu, Wakaso/Acquah can come off the bench if necessary.

    In any case, fully support our boys to beat or at least tie Germany. GOOD LUCK BLACK STARS!!!

  18. mems says:

    I don’t think aa want to win this match

  19. omb says:

    For a coach who was waiting for the opponents to get tired before bringing his best players, what do you expect? We forever need foreign coaches.

  20. Carlos Danger says:

    This is bad selection… Kasa is playing in the wrong role.. He needs to play badu over muntari as he is slow. Acquah in place of rabiu. Sumalia for boye. Kwarasey for dawuda

    If we don’t make it to the next round AA, technical team and gfa boss should be let go as soon as possible. Bring in a tactical coach to rebuild the team especially the defense as the past three years have been a waste.

  21. Benito says:

    I think we will all a different line if we asked to bring one,let’s hope for the best..i just hope the coach know what he is doing.

  22. David Akumah says:

    I hate Kwadwo Asamoah playing left back. AA never learn he is our most creative midfielder. Rabiu should start from the bench n Afriyie Acquah should play. I hope we get the result we are craving for else I smell doom on the coach

  23. wofa says:

    wah did Kwarassey do wrong?why Dauda?i thnk deh goalie trainer is ill advising Appiah.it’s unthinkable to still compare Kwarassey and Dauda.no world class coach will ever do that.if deh Germans come wih de same 4-3-3 wih Ouzil on de rih ih will b gud to rather play Afful @ de LB position and Badu LM.i fnk coach Appiah is gud,he’s got his own level buh he’s not up to de world cup standard.the entire technical team though gud buh are bereft of tech acumen @ de highest level of the game.Essien cud have bn @ CD TO START most of de attack n control de back.folks i am tempted to believe Dauda is using juju both on de tech. team n Kwarassey.

  24. James Ansah says:

    Lion share u r right on this this coach is stubborn for him to keep Kwarasey u bring in Fatau Dawda get ready Ghana I’m coming to pack your bags and u r coming home with me to Ghana to be Critised I kept saying why did he Appiah drop Jefferey Schlupp our best left back even though he slipped I kept saying that Kwadwo Asamoah is not a left back he is a midfielder put in him there in the middle to attack Kwesi Appiah never listens he Kwadwo does not like to play left back now d opare is injured we have three right back there one of which he should have dropped Inkoom now Jefferey Schlupp now comes to mind he could have played there but Kwesi Appiah favoritism dropped I would be surprised if Germany beat us we are coming home fire Zjames Appiah now before it is too late.

  25. saki says:

    this is madness with fatau in post, why kwesi appiah you are a faillure. ghana will lose by 2 goals to 0. this is a fulfillment of my dream with fatau in post.

  26. Kofi says:

    You guys should allow de coach to do his job, afterall they r all Ghanaian players!! Mo kasa dodo”

  27. Piotoo says:

    There we go again with his stupid selections. I have no faith in this Kumasi Coach. Why is Afriyie Acquah on the bench? Fatau will be our downfall. I will not even be surprised to see Adomah in the second. Useless coach.

  28. James Ansah says:

    I mean to say that James Appiah meant to drop jefferey Schlupp because he had one bad game and slipped now on one wants to play left back even Kwadwo asamoah does not want to play there we should have taken Schlupp there to play left back coach Appiah u got this one wrong even Moses amoaning Foh was questioning why drop Schlupp go listen to what he said.

  29. Carlos Danger says:

    Dauda will make muller look like a king … He is going to score at least two goals.

  30. banger says:

    WOW WOW WOW.NOW EVERYONE IS A COACH.ARE U GUYS THERE DURIN
    TRAININ. LET THE COACH DO HIS JOB.IF HE FAILS THEN U CRITISE HIM.WE ARE NOT THERE DURIN TRAININ. WE DNT KNO WHAT HE SEES. SOO PLS GUYS LETS JUS SUPPORT THE STARS .GUD LUCK,

  31. banger says:

    IN MY OPINION HE SHOULD HAV USED THE SAME LINE UP AS WE DID WITH EGYPT.BUT ALL THE SAME HE IS THE COACH.

  32. risky says:

    Akwasi Appiah, Akwasi Appiah, Akwasi Appiah…. Mmmmm…. U still play Kwadwo Asamoah @ left back???
    moron coach Juventus only use Asamoah @ left back because of the abundance of talent in their midfield

  33. Kofi says:

    Unless he tells me that Kwarasey was to b blamed for the goals against U.S.really disappointed with AA

  34. Kofi says:

    I think we are coming home because of the treatment been given to Kwarasey. How can u treat him like that. What did he do.

  35. Nimo says:

    We seriously need to play 5 Defenders against the prolific german strikers, considering how our defence is. this coach has no game plan, he’s quite dumb! People fail to realise we only got almost got to the semis in 2010 because of the quality defense we had. we didn’t concede many goals and didn’t score many either so it’s the quality defense that got us that far. The coach got so swollen headed that he thought he could do without Vorsah who recovered from injury. Annan too was overlooked.

  36. risky says:

    Can Fatau deal with the tall German strikers??? Lets hope so

  37. Union Leader says:

    All you guys need to face the truth, your darling boy Adam Kwarasey sucks big time . I’m not a fan of Dauda but Kwarasey is overrated to say the least. Did anybody observed his body language throughout the USA game? His positioning in the post at set-pieces is awful. He was virtually on holiday the entire game, yet he conceded 2 goals on the two chances US had. He’s awful in organizing his defense for set-pieces. He had his chance. I think he blew it…big time.

  38. daddy-mac says:

    omg I doubt I will watch this game. So what did the coach learned as he claimed from the USA game. KASA is still playing the same position and that wasteful Astu still in the line up. Say your prayers because I don’t know how this is going to go. I have a clue but today God has to be a Ghanaian. That is the only way we will win. Man, this coach has no tactics at all.

  39. shywee says:

    Second game in WC and our coach is till experimenting… What a “great” coach.
    All the best Mr. Coach…

  40. arrow says:

    aa u blast waaa…. how can u drop kwarasey in favor of some1 who made jx 3 app dis whole season

  41. Gordon Johnson says:

    My line up will Adam,boye,Mensah,esien,aful,muntari,Boateng,A. Ayew, K.Asamoah.A.gyan, waleck with this Team can wining more gools against Germany today

  42. Patrick Austin says:

    horrible staring lineup. why should Akwasi Appiah ignore Adams Kwarasey for Fatau Dauda as a first goal keeper for the black stars. I think is a wrong move and It cannot help the senior national team the black stars of Ghana.

  43. daddy-mac says:

    @Union Leader, I agree with you on kwaresey. He seems not confident in big stages. He needs more time. Dauda is no better. But for this game we needed kwaresy’s height cause the Germans are good in the air. At least we stand a chance. Dauda is aggressive but let’s hope for the best.

  44. Score says:

    You all shut up!!!! Why are you attacking the coach as if he is a nobody??? Respect yourselves. Can’t u bring out ur views without insulting someone’s father? I have always been a fun of Kwarasey but one thing u all must knw is, goalkeeping is not all about saving shots and punching balls, communication is very key and that is what Kwarasey lucks! For all u knw the two goals could have been avoided if he had shouted at his defenders….Open ur eyes and watch the game before spilling out those garbage’s from ur mouth. Allow the man to do his work. Am just praying we qualify to the next stage and let me see those who will shout praise on the coach. Hypocrites!!!!!!

  45. delwin says:

    Ghana will loose again with our bad defense n a keeper who hasn’t had more playing time of late

  46. James Ansah says:

    Lion share u r right on this one I do nt think the coach knows what is doing I mean how can he once again put Kwadwo asamoah in left back he does feel comfortable playing left back which begs the question why drop if not one of our best back in jeffery Schlupp he could have take to Brazil to play left back we have three right back Inkoom Afful opare none of whom never played left back before now that opare is injured he brings in Afful and to add insult to injury he starts Dawda instead of Kwarasey we have wakaso who can play left back because of his no nonsense tackles and physical style of play james Appiah does not listen ourcoachhe has to go I would not be surprised if we do not beat Germany or If Germany beats us we are coming home after this game if we draw we better hope Portugal beats USA for us to be alive thank u I have said that kasa is a midfielder he flourishes in the middle let him play there. Not a left back it is like no one wants to play left back position this is why I kept saying Schlupp could have played there.

  47. Carlos Danger says:

    The last two WC we did not have that many variations in our starting 11 unless a player was hurt or had card problems. This is very unusual as we don’t even know our starting keeper. AA had over three years to figure this out — it’s a shame it’s come to this as we continue shuffle players every game not due to injury or card problems.

  48. king Sugar says:

    I think James akwesi Appiah is blind wat at all has dat useless fatau dauda putting in his eyes hmmmm we live to see even casillas was nt changed a word to da wise…………..

  49. Nana(RSA) says:

    Akwasi Appiah will let Ghana down. There is nothing tactical with this line up. Pathetic. Kwadwo Asamoah at the Left back is incredible.

  50. David says:

    Some of you guys need to watch footy because it’s ridiculous what you are saying. Why would she start Asamoah at left back? Understandable

    But for you to question Atsu’s inclusion is ridiculous. He was our one bright spark he created opportunities in that match. He was phenomenal. So for you to question why he’s included in the lineup is ridiculous you need to watch the game again or just stop watching footy
    altogether

  51. tweaa appiah says:

    even now AA does not know his starting 11, this should be a joke.

  52. john akpa says:

    I AM AFRAID !!!!!! WHOSE CRAZY IDEA WAS THIS WORLD CUP ?

  53. jerry says:

    those leaders in FA who gave this black star job to DR Jame kwasi Appiah has fail all Ghanaians i was a big fan for our local coaches to coach our national teams but the way i see how things are going i don’t think we are serious as a nation as a whole someone who don’t want have coaching credential or any UEFA license then our FA leaders give a whole national team for kwasi appiah to coach they FA leaders know exactly that there is not way James kwasi appiah can coach black star instead they go for competent coach to coach our national team look at what they are doing right now FA president has turn to be a technical director now we all said this that Mr kwasi appiah need technical director but some people sitting somewhere saying we don’t need any technical director and black man are capable of manage his own affairs if this is what we going to say everyday then what is the point for my coaches go for refresher course in oversea why don’t we stay in African or Ghana do our refresher course here and always saying this person should go take some coaching is about time we Africans or Ghanaians tell the truth or face the reality else we will always sit there and deceive our self all the time they FA knows that kwasi appiah can not do the job they know it but because they don’t want the truth that’s draining us to failure until we say the truth we will be in the middle of the sea and say had i know is always at last i respect our coach James kwasi appiah but it seems he don’t listen to advice the same mistake he keep doing all the time why should you put one of your play maker on left back while everybody knows KASA is not a defender if he play that position in his club in Italy it doesn’t you also have to put him in that position too his coach knows the reason why he put kwadow asamoah there so our coaches should not risk and do that too the earlier our coach listening to advice the better for mother Ghana

  54. goddy says:

    Kwarasey is Isa bad keeper the coach is right, you guys are not the only viewers of Ghana football. He is a dump keeper and can’t even talk to his defends. He has been scored in almost all his matches. Not lucky and inactive.

  55. Roger says:

    U all claim to be matured and champion yet you call it a quit just because you choice of selection bounced. Why being sarcastic? This is not African mentality but cave time and days African mentality. Your ill comments is degrading our beloved country. people close to us are all reading these comments some are just to access our critical faculty. So why?

  56. john akpa says:

    I AM SCARED. IF GERMANY FALL ASLEEP THEY WOULD BE DESTROYED AND VICE VERSA.

  57. Franknaros says:

    Akwasi Appiah is a thwart. Since he won’t listen he better make sure whatever he does, Ghana qualifies to the next round cos at the end of the day, that’s all that matters. Does he even plan his game, does he employ any tactics? Does he even think about what he’s doing? Our defence are shorter than the German attack as it is and then you bring on a short goalkeeper who is not any better? This game needs aggressive players, certainly not a game for Rabiu to start. You drop schlup when u should be dropping Adomah and now look, one of our most effective mids has to be stuck in left back? What is Acquah, Agyemang Badu and all those players doing on the bench when this game suits them better? With the low confidence of our Center backs which costed us out first game, shouldn’t you give Sumaila a chance? A fool will be a fool no matter what the situation! His contract should be terminated after this World Cup cos he’s got nothing good for us football loving Ghanaians.

  58. Selfmade says:

    U think kwesi Appiah know what he is doing.K asamoah is a good left back and he can overlap.I like this coach coz he gives chance to young players coz older player tend to give a problem.To me K Boaeteng has never impressd me his just overatd.Gyan need a good striking partner

  59. tweaa appiah says:

    what type of cocoa asi krakye coach is this he is a pure idiot forgive him, lets consider the positive at least we know how not to appoint coach for the future. the principle is simple if foreign players foreign coach and vice versa. any way good luck BS

  60. The truth says:

    I like this lineup. We will win this match. You people will never be happy with anything the coach does so just shut the fuck up!!!!!!

  61. Kofi says:

    Oh Ghana. What did Kwarasey do. @ union leader, I think he has done good considering the situation he finds himself in. The trainer favors Dauda cos he pays him. The trainer always comes out to say negative things about him as well as this site GSN. Even killing himself for the nation will be overlooked. What else do u expect him to do. It’s very depressing to be treated this way. He is not been treated as a Ghanaian. He is been treated as an outsider whose services we need only when he performs magic.

  62. boban says:

    there is no need for us to coment bcos it does’nt change anything 4rm wat dat fool has already selected.

  63. almustadim says:

    Aside KASA I’ve no problem. Can anyone remind me of a game Kwarasey featured for the Black stars without conceding at least a goal. sometimes luck counts

  64. Kwamina says:

    Fatau Dauda ???????

  65. tweaa appiah says:

    OUR ONE N ONLY COACH MU DOCTOR HAS GONE CRAZY CRAZY, ABODAM!

  66. shine says:

    Trust me Fatau Dauda is ok for me not just because his good but a lucky goal keeper. Kwarasey is a best keeper but has no luck for the team. All the matches that Kwarasey has been used as a keeper Ghana fails. Ghana friendly match against local dream team Dauda was used in the first half without conceding a goal. But when Kwarasey came on he conceded 1 goal. And again Ghana v Montenegro Kwarasey was on post and again he conceded 1 goal. And again Ghana v Holland Kwarasey was on post and he conceded 1 goal again. South Korea v Ghana this time it was Dauda and he did not conceed any goal. Looking at all these means that Dauda is a lucky one for Ghana. Kwarasey is good at European football cause he was born there and played all his matches at one club for more than years now. My problem with the coach is that why play Asamoah at the lef back? Why Essien is bench?

    • schywee says:

      Im sure Dauda did not concede any goals in the African cup and during qualifications…. He also kept clean sheets in Pirates…. My fellow brothers and mysticism… Instead of working with tactics and reality we are hoping on mystery to play the game for us

  67. joe boi says:

    I will advice Akwasi Appiah to renew his fake passport and trip to Mexico after their exit from the competition else i will shot him at the airport on their arrival,someone can mark my words.

  68. nii klu says:

    I don’t thk kwasi know his job this is too big for him how can u put fatal. Bad selection

  69. Dr Who says:

    @Shine,I was thinking the same way with u.Against Montenegro,Holland and USA we conceeded goals under 5 mins.either the defenders lack concentration or Kwarasey is unable to direct them.How come all the matches we have conceeded early goals,we had Kwarasey in post?

  70. Gyamfi Seth says:

    Ghanaian are going to lose

  71. SHAOLIN says:

    What an incompetent,dumb and clueless coach. Motherfuck*r, your mother!!!

  72. Carlos Danger says:

    Why dauda …this is his first WC game .. Expect mistakes.. If AA had issues with kwarasey and wanted to play Dawuda for this game… He should have brought him on as a sub to get some experience as the game for the US was lost.

  73. Gyamfi Seth says:

    stupid to AA for his poor selection

  74. johnny says:

    Lola! The Ghana coach was asked why Dauda in goal. His answer: ‘height’

  75. The truth says:

    Now to all you stupid dauda haters, you can all go suck on a big nut because dauda is protecting the pole better than any keeper that we have. Fuck you all bastards. Ghana 1 Germany 0