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2014 World Cup: Ex-star Joe Addo believes Black Stars provisional squad not too strong

Published on: 16 May 2014
Joe Addo

By Rahman Osman

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Ex-Ghana international Joe Addo says Kwesi Appiah's 26 provisional man squad for the World Cup is not the best to represent the country.

Appiah’s set-up includes players like Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah and Andre Ayew who have World Cup experience.

The preliminary squad has promising stars like Majeed Waris, Afriyie Acquah and Jordan Ayew.

The inclusion of Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp ahead of Ashanti Gold's Joshua Tijani, who had an excellent CHAN tournament in South Africa, has been criticized by the former Hearts of Oak.

"I don’t think the team is the best we have in this country. Not at all. I believe we should have had at least a couple of local guys who did well in the just ended Chan tournament in the team," Addo told Accra based Power FM

"Tijani Joshua was solid and a bit of recognition could help spark his career to the next level.’’

Addo also talked about the omission of both John Mensah and Isaac Vorsah saying their lack of game time made it difficult for the coach to include them

"For Vorsah and Mensah I believe their injury concerns and form did them little good and in a natural sense it would be difficult to include them."


This article has 38 comment(s), give your comment
  • Area says:
    May 16, 2014 06:07 pm
    He (Joe Addo) is not serious
  • Kwabena says:
    May 16, 2014 06:09 pm
    The guy is having problem with injury yet some people want the guy to be called as if we just want to satisfy some people. If the guy is included and end up not kicking a ball what would have been the use. If the defenders cannot organise the coach should be able to tell them what to do afterall that is the work of the coach not an indidvidual player.
  • bawah says:
    May 16, 2014 05:57 pm
    A world cup match is not like CHAN.If TIDJANI is asked to handle CR7, Penalties galore!
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 05:51 pm
    I support Joe ADDO on the omission of john mensah!! There is no defensive leader in our back line and we needed at least one senior defender in there!! John boye is too shaky and jittery!! He don't talk much and if we are going to start kwarasey in our games, then we are in for a real shock!! We going to have a muted defensive line because NONE OF THEM TALK ON THE TURF!!
  • Blaq says:
    May 17, 2014 09:36 am
    Coach Joe please give us a break
  • Benny says:
    May 17, 2014 08:07 am
    Assembly man chill bruv.l have been on this site since 2007.There is the tendency to have disagreement here and there but to have a low life like selfmade to insult me for reason?c'mon. l survive. cyber bullying at school in UK and Germany. My psychological prowess is impeccable. Selfmade is just like an ant before a horse.For me to stop.Selfmade has to go to my property in East lagon from his village and beg my caretaker or if his village is near Kumasi ,he can go to my property and bow to my caretaker in my stead at Ahodwo. Selfmade choose to insult anybody but l am a different cut.
  • Royal. says:
    May 17, 2014 04:56 am
    oman Ghana please please please leave A.A. to do his job and MR JOE ADDO STOP THAT.
  • Nana(RSA) says:
    May 17, 2014 05:09 am
    When did we lost it as brothers? Ghanaians are known all over the World as very civilized people. Let us live up to that tag by showing that we are matured by expressing different opinions without insults and any form of abuse. We can have a different opinions or viewpoints on certain matters but that is why we come together to exchange ideas on websites like this to identify any flaws in our own thinking. We can disagree to agree, but insults defiles clear thinking and wisdom. Let us forge ahead as one people in unity and purpose.
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:47 am
    Assemblyman I never insult u!! That slow poke son of a bitch is using my I.d. name to- iinsult u!!
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:50 am
    @ EBENNI BENNY... Kwasiaaaa panyin BIBA!!! Your stupid good for nothing father cannot even achieved ERECTION when he see the WRETCHED, STINKING PUSSY of your GYENTIRI mother who has **** all the crack head as well as the CHICKEN HEADS in that slums called LONDON hahaaaha!! Woho fii s3 WO maame DROSS HAHAAA
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:54 am
    Kwasia, your ughly knows that she gotta a stupid moron for life and am not surprised u are the one wearing the CHEAP ASS PANTIES whiles she **** your smart,good looking friends hahahaaa!! Am even surprised she marry u becasus which fine better lady ll marry such a wretch, ANTIPA GUY like u hahahha!! EBAA PAA NKWASIAFO ANPAA hahahaaa!!
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:55 am
    All that u can see is u Pollock hahahaaa!! Bring something new becasus your vibes are archaic!! YOUR CRIMINAL HARDENED JAWS LIKE TRADITIONAL BOX IRON.. Hahahaaaa
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:58 am
    Kwasia, when I read your insults, I just LAUGH and I wish your YOUR HORNY BASTARD MOTHER IS HARD TO SUCK MY DICK!! Hahahaaa!! Your insults are like a lil kid and MY DOG CAN EVEN DO BETTER THAN U!! Hahaa!!
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 01:00 am
    Since u your IQ resembles that of a lil GHANAIAN PUPPY,I have changed my DOG NAME TO BENNY hahahaaaaha!! .. I ll send my DOG called BENNY TO EAT YOUR MOTHER WET PUSSY hahahahaaa!! Is obvious your ASHAWO mother is hurting at home and needs some DICK and my dog called BENNY is ready to give your mama some love hahahaa
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 01:04 am
    Everyday insipid fool!! Pullock blah blah blah... Hhahaaaa!! Infact wokyer3 kwasia DUA WAI, even when he is sleeping,he still dey CHEW a and this lil PUSSY OF A NIGGA is a typical example hahhahaa!! I can insult u the whole fucking day!!! YOUR FUCKONG FACE AYITTEY POWERS AFTER THE FIGHT .... hahhaaa
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:45 am
    @ Benny.... Your smelling body like PATAKU!! Look yourself very well in the mirror and tell me if u don't resemble THE CHIMP u see in movies!!! Hahahaaa!! Your whore mother didn't understand why god gave her such UGHLY GHANA CHIMP like u and she has been mad with your father ever since becasus she thinks u resemble your irresponsible father hhahhaaa!! What your stupid mother forget is that she was GIVING HER STINKING WRETED PUSSY TO all the London immigrants and hence the sperm that formed u was CONTAMINATED hahaaaaha!!! Infact your disfigured face looks exactly like your MAMA WRETCHED PUSSY hahhaaaha!!
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 17, 2014 12:37 am
    Charley u brothers for stop this wai..e choose!
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 17, 2014 12:36 am
    Benny stop this,e choose no dey fight forever.
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:04 am
    @ Benny.... Kwasia panyin hahahaaa!! I hurt u do much on the other thread u having starting having INFAMOUS NIGHTMARES hahahahaaa!! Am so happy when I hurt a foolish retarded moron like u hahha!!! Unlike u, all my stuff are bought with hard currency whiles your OVERSIZE BOXER SHORT WAS BOIGHT WITH CREDIT CARDS hahahaaa!!
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:05 am
    @ EBENNI BENNY ... SHIT MAN, write me another LONG LETTER L!! Hahaaaaa
  • Selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:14 am
    Boro,you are big don't know what you are talking about.let the coach do his job.
  • Selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:16 am
    Anokwale,the reality is that you have no sense.
  • Benny says:
    May 16, 2014 10:38 pm
    Idiotic Selfmade.aspirated wound Selfmade assshit Selfmade ass monkey. Ass head,asscock You fuckin carpet muncher. Selfmade cum,count face.cuntslut. Count rag . Pathetic fool.I feel sorry for you.dirty bastard. Use as many different names as you like.Bring it on. I survive cyber bullying against 21 kids at school ,so you just a piece of shit running your mouth in some gutter in Ghana .give your best short and at night you go and sleep in the same room with your good for nothing parent .Waste of space . It cost me £70 a week on my dog grooming and feeding.that is enough to feed you,your stupid father and your whoremongre shit motherfucket.You ain't seen fuckin shit. I will show how l survive in racial hatred environment .You Pillock.
  • Benny says:
    May 16, 2014 10:54 pm
    Bring it on motherfucker selfmade . What was the trading price of gold,diamond,cocoa on Ghana stock exchange yesterday ,Friday 16th of May. That is the difference between me and you.l don't count you among human beings. You can only tell me the number of little girls you useless father molested on his sexual predatory adventure. You have never met my much.l can be as nicest but a time bomb. You want to trade ,bring it on. The Ghanaian police are looking for an ugly 50 year old rspist who went armed robbery in a pastors house,stole three mobile phones and rape a little boy. You are responsible.God will punish you if you don't give yourself to the police. What life do you have. Sleep in the same room with your parents at 50 years. Wake up to 419 by day and armed robbery and serial raping by night. How l wish you get arrested tonight and imprusoned for ever . I heard there was a notorious criminal call ATAA AYI,he is elder brother.insipid fool.
  • Ken says:
    May 16, 2014 09:32 pm
    Ghana has never presented her complete squad in all competition. There are always cases of injuries and suspension on our part that is difficult to understand. Laryea Kingston in his best form couldn't play for Ghana when you needed him. Essien has been absent in three Afcons. 2006 WC against Brazil, Essien was suspended while Gyan collected a red card, ten against Brazil's best eleven? 2010 WC John Mensah couldn't play all our matches. Afcon 2013 Dede, Muntari, Jordan, Waris, Essien etc were all missing. Imagine if Ghana had played against Uruguay with both Essien and Dede. Let's pray that all our stars will remain healthy after the friendlies and during the WC.
  • Selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 08:28 pm
    Shut up .youare too known.
  • kwasi says:
    May 16, 2014 08:36 pm
    **** that Ex Player, in shes time what did he do? **** you ten times!!
  • GH forward says:
    May 16, 2014 08:38 pm
    Which player does Ghana have somewhere,which this man was expecting in Kwasi squad?i don't think he know what he really sayin
  • idiami says:
    May 16, 2014 09:02 pm
    joe addo nnim nyansa koraa,sea kwa
  • Paa Kofi says:
    May 16, 2014 05:28 pm
    What everybody is failing to realise is that these are not any new additional names. You look at the release list carefully and you will realise all the countries have 30 players on the the list. Brasil and England who officially named 23 players still have 30 names. Hence you will find Carrick and Defoe who are "officially" not in England squad are in the list as stand bys. So KA also have his 26 "official" players yet to drop 3 from. In case of injury or any mishap of any kind these 4 are just standbys I am sure as FIFA registration rules to call from. So don't work yourself up for nothing these players are just standbys, I am very sure they will not be traveling with them to Holland. They will only be called from home if something drastic happens. That is what methinks.
  • pacific says:
    May 16, 2014 04:04 pm
    I thought akwasi appiah named 26 provisonal players but on FIFA website there are 30 players ..kwabena adusei,Mahatma Otoo, Razak Brimah and Chibsah Yusif are among of the 30 players
  • Anokwale says:
    May 16, 2014 03:47 pm
    My point is that there are always people trying to say let us call up the local players. The reality is that some of the local players will become major elements of the Black Stars but it is a process. CHAN to AFCON qualifiers to AFCON. At that point, you can see what the player can really handle. Let us not forget the hype on Clottey, Yahaya and Flamenyo. These are all local champions who never panned out. We have to tread cautiously.
  • 21guns says:
    May 16, 2014 03:05 pm
    It is his idea.
  • Shut up ya mouth says:
    May 16, 2014 03:37 pm
    Massa stop it
  • spellBOUND says:
    May 16, 2014 03:37 pm
    why are people still complaining about the squad?? And whats with this " local guys" talk? which one of the called up players will the " local guys" replace??? joe Addo, i "completely agree" with u, this is not the best Ghana can offer. lets call up Welbeck, Depay, balotelli, the Tornado, Abedi pele, Desailly, kuffour etc... mr joe Addo, not everyone can go to brazil, please get that through your head and let our ears rest. thank u.
  • wils says:
    May 16, 2014 03:18 pm
    In principle i agree with Joe but his choice of Tijani is uncalled for. Immediately after the CHAN tournament, Asg Gold played Bechem united & Tijani was rendered so ordinary by Augustine Okrah. He just out of sorts.
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 16, 2014 04:06 pm
    Anytime this man gets the platform,he talks a like he was a good player during his can a rot correct a rot out . I remember almighty Joe Addo during his heydays in the mls being mesmerized by the then 14 year old Freddy Adu.yet he talks like being a champion back in the days..he better concentrate on his businesses of shipping salvaged and used cars and other second hand products from the USA to Ghana than talking football..because he has always been an object of ridicule when ever get he gets the platform..
  • Boro says:
    May 16, 2014 04:56 pm
    This is not the best squad Ghana can have and you go ahead to give Tijani as the one who can make our squad strong? AA should have included about two players from Chan which we all agree but what those two players would have succeeded in doing would have been to provide an option if not weaker one. You mentioning Mensah and Vorsah means you have not been following the Ghanaian players at all. AA has a chart for about sixty players and what about you? You are just complaining when there is nothing to complain. You have just shown how ignorant you are when it comes to the Ghanaian players. This is the best squad and you should shut up! If AA get his tactics right and we are not able to go through to the next stage it will be because our best was not the best in the group but not because this squad is not the best in the country at the moment as you try to let us believe. You pull him down good for nothing people.