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2014 World Cup: Ghana assistant coach Konadu reveals there will be heartbreaks after squad naming

Published on: 12 May 2014
Konadu says when his boss Appiah names the squad there will be mourning

Ghana assistant coach Maxwell Konadu says hearts of some Ghanaian footballers will be broken this afternoon when the Black Stars squad for the World Cup is named in Accra.

The former international striker says the depth of talent in the 50,000 Ghanaian footballers means that not all players can make the provisional squad to be named by coach Kwesi Appiah.

Konadu admits that a lot players will be disappointed because they have too many to choose from and that those who are unlucky must admit their faith and worker harder for possible for call-ups.

"There will always be heartbreaks no matter the players we select. On Monday the list will be announced and everyone will know who is going and who is not," Konadu said.

"But all said and done we cannot take everyone to the World Cup or any other tournament for that matter.

“All players that will be selected are all worthy ambassadors for the nation, but again, there will be another set of heartbreaks after our camping exercise as we will have do trim the team to 23 for the tournament.

"Its normal and the players will have to show maturity in case they are not selected,” the assistant coach added.

Coach Appiah is expected to name his 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • WILSON says:
    May 13, 2014 10:12 am
  • salinsa says:
    May 12, 2014 08:13 am
    if you are fair & objective there should not be heartbreaks.
  • Benny says:
    May 12, 2014 08:21 am
    Who cares for any heart break.They are not going to play for free.As long as the selection is done fairly. It is sad that here in England nobody makes big deal about players to be selected as to who should and who shouldn't make the squad. The selection is the sole prerogative of the coach,obviously an English coach will not be persuaded to take bribe or gift to include any player.The case is different in Ghana from ex-footballers,government officials,journalist who have no clue about football all making noise as if football is the priority of the nation.
  • kwame says:
    May 12, 2014 09:47 am
    No big deal, go ahead and name the 30-man provisional squad.After all 7 more players would be dropped.
  • Quame Ntim says:
    May 12, 2014 07:56 am
    Afriyie should go