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2014 World Cup: Ex-Ghana FA vice-president Pappoe expects two or three local defenders to make squad

Published on: 06 May 2014
Fred Pappoe

Ex-Ghana FA vice-president Fred Pappoe expects at least two or three home-based defenders to make the provisional list ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

Coach Kwesi Appiah is in the process of firming up his initial 30-man squad for camping on May 13.

It has been hugely speculated in the local media that only Aduana Stars goalkeeper Stephen Adams will be named in the squad.

But the chairman of the Local Black Stars management committee, Fred Pappoe, is convinced more numbers will make up the initial squad.

“Personally, I will not want to say things that will put weight or pressure on Kwasi Appiah,” he said

“But I seriously believe that it will be difficult for him to convince me that if we are to mention or pick about 12 best Ghanaian defenders now, he can tell me he will come up with 12 players or 10 players, without at least 2 or 3 local players.

“I cannot be convinced on that.”

Many have clamoured for the inclusion of certain home-based players who excel heavily during the 2014 CHAN tournament in South Africa.

Kotoko defensive duo Abeiku Ainooson and Kwabena Edusei as well as Hearts strong centre-back Nuu Sulley are those who have come under the spotlight.


This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 06, 2014 05:12 pm
    This guy wants to make money of the locals. Take me to brasil. I will give you half of my pay. Kwasssia
  • Dr Who says:
    May 06, 2014 04:31 pm
    lets allow AA to do his job.That is why we are paying his that much.
  • Paul says:
    May 06, 2014 03:47 pm
    Our current local defenders don't have the experiece needed to play at the WC. They will concede unnecessary penalties.
  • askantwi says:
    May 06, 2014 01:26 pm
    And who might those defenders be? Which ones of the Black Stars defenders should give way to the local defenders,. This pappoe guy is scuh an idiot.
  • Koo Tee says:
    May 06, 2014 12:07 pm
    there goes another oman bo fo. Is this man a coach?He reminds me of E.T Mensah's era when he openly declared at Winneba that 'Odartey baa twa!!.Those times are gone my man!!.Leave the coach alone!!!!
  • Benny says:
    May 06, 2014 11:50 am
    This idiots are always creating undue pressure,fixing when it is not broken.Why can't they keep their ignorant mouth shut and let AA do his job.I have never heard any FA member ex or now here in the UK talking about any caliber of player from any league being included in the Three lions squad.AA is giving the job,let him be.
  • benito says:
    May 06, 2014 11:48 am
    Please Mr. pappoe don't preempt anything yet,this tendency of interference seems to be running in your blood.
  • Mumbi says:
    May 06, 2014 11:48 am
    Still Panicking about team selection. Its like everyone in ghana is a BS coach. After all ghana league is too weak by now and thats y all 4 ghanaian clubs have been eliminated from continental competitions this year. Leave The job to AA to select good Bonking Stars who will satisfy concubines/girlfriends/prostitutes sexualy in Brazil B4 they return back to ghana with no single point after group games.
  • Edward, Maryland says:
    May 06, 2014 11:46 am
    As much as we appreciate your suggestions, it will be better to leave the coach to make his own sellection.