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2014 World Cup: In-form Afriyie Acquah helps Parma to secure Europa spot

Published on: 19 May 2014
Afriyie Acquah

Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah capped his successful loan spell at Parma with a UEFA Europa League spot after beating Livorno 2-0 on the final day of the campaign in Serie A.

Acquah played the entire duration as Amauri bagged a brace to ensure they moved up a spot to claim the final European qualification.

Afriyie Acquah

However, Parma would have been denied a Europa League place had Torino's Alessio Cerci not failed to convert an injury-time penalty as his side were held to a 2-2 draw by Fiorentina.

Afriyie Acquah celebrating Parma Europa League qualification.

Acquah made 27 Serie A appearances and scored one goal to end his spell from German side TSG Hoffenheim.

It is uncertain if he will remain at the club to play in Europe's second-tier competition.

He has been named in Ghana’s provisional World Cup squad which begins preparations on Tuesday in Accra.



  • naasei says:
    May 19, 2014 10:52 am
    Will b very disappointed in Akwasi Appiah if he doesn't mke it to Brazil.
  • DD says:
    May 20, 2014 12:22 am
    Such a fantastic player. He deserve a chance to Brazil
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 19, 2014 02:59 pm
    One reason why Michael Essien should be on the on the bench.thats if the FA will be honest enough.i bet they will not,so maybe I shut up this beak of mine ..we are just watching them
  • smokey says:
    May 19, 2014 09:21 am
    Well done hope he gets a seat on the plane to Brazil to his form through out the whole season has earned it.