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2014 World Cup: Dropped Mahatma Otoo rallies support for selected Black Stars

Published on: 12 May 2014
Mahatma Otoo did not make the provisional Black Stars squad

Ghana striker Mahatama Otoo is rallying support for Black Stars ahead of the 2014 World Cup despite failing to make the provisional squad for the finals in Brazil.

The 22-year-old was one of the casualties of the 26-man squad named by coach Kwesi Appiah at an organized press conference on Monday.

Otoo was hoping to earn a return to the Ghana team following his recent surge in form for Norwegian club Sogndal.

Coach Appiah however decided otherwise in selecting four strikers which include captain Asamoah Gyan, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Abdul Majeed Waris and Jordan Ayew to make his provisional squad.

The ex Hearts of Oak captain who refuses to be bogged down by the disappointing news is urging Ghanaians to throw their support behind the team at the World Cup.

“Congrats to all my colleagues who made the squad,” Otoo Tweeted.

“Wishing them all the best. Ghanaians, lets support them with our prayers. Go make us proud.”

Otoo who emerged the top scorer in last season’s Ghana Premier League has scored three goals in six league matches so far this season for Sogndal.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • WILSON says:
    May 13, 2014 10:07 am
    from the beginning it was obvious. first kwesi only invited mahatma just to ward off calls on him to invite him because the player was scoring. secondly, while with the blackstars, kwesi unlike in the case of rashid sumaila, never gave mahatma any playing time to gradually usher him into the team. Even in a friendly in Japan when a lot of the regulars were not available, kwesi quickly abandoned his twin striking formation and placed mahatma on the bench giving very limited time in the second half. then in our last match against egypt kwesi dropped mahama for adiyiah but cleverly listed kvp as a striker to create the impression mahatma wasn't invited because kvp was invited.
  • kkknj says:
    May 13, 2014 04:11 am
    well AA has learnt his lesson very well and had seen the picture. If he select good players and they win, glory comes to him.
  • spellBOUND says:
    May 13, 2014 12:14 am
    LOOOOL. pow, i killed me laughing....
  • spellBOUND says:
    May 13, 2014 12:14 am
  • edward yeboah says:
    May 13, 2014 12:37 am
    good keep it up
  • [email protected] 4 last 4, Brazil 2014 says:
    May 12, 2014 09:44 pm
    EVEN 6 STRIKERS KWRAA YOU'LL NOT MAKE THE SQUAD Otoo has to bare it in mind that there was no way he'd have made it in this squad even if Appiah had chosen 6 strikers.
  • freshnaro says:
    May 12, 2014 10:41 pm
    Lol! Say again.