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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Appiah returns from South Africa, hard work begins

Published on: 23 April 2014
James Kwesi Appiah will arrive in Accra tonight

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will return home on Wednesday night from his holiday in South Africa to start the real hard work of naming his final squad for the World Cup in June.

The Black Stars trainer has been away for the past one week to rest in South Africa for the Easter Holidays to prepare his mind for the hard work ahead.

He arrives at a time that the state-owned news agency, the GNA, released a squad claiming to be the provisional 30-man Ghana squad Appiah is expected to release for the 2014 World Cup.

Despite being on holidays, Appiah met Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda and Mamelodi Sundowns defender, Rashid Sumaila this past weekend to see

Appiah was in the VIP section of the Dobsonville Stadium last Saturday to watch Sumaila in action for Mamelodi Sundowns against Moroka Swallows.

Appiah then held a short meeting with Dauda and Sumaila, before he later travelled to Bloemfontein where Pirates were set to play Bloemfontein Celtic on Easter Monday.

The Ghana coach is expected back in Ghana on today to finalize his selected players for the tournament in Brazil.

Appiah is expected to name his World Cup squad on May 12,  just few weeks before the Black Stars take on the Netherlands in a friendly international on May 31.


This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • Benny says:
    April 23, 2014 05:00 pm
    We were made to believe he went to South Africa to monitor players and now we are being told he went on holiday.Is it working holiday then.Misinformation galore.
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    April 23, 2014 05:05 pm
    Mtchweeeeeew.... wasting of tax payers money.... GFA adzen
  • oscar says:
    April 23, 2014 06:12 pm
    God punish u, which of dem is wasting taxpayer's money, ahh noni y? Give me a break
  • Assemblyman says:
    April 23, 2014 08:47 pm
    Holidays to collect some pesewas from Fatau ? What gangnam style of a coach is this ? Lost confidence in him already ..apuuuu!!!
  • wee ba says:
    April 23, 2014 09:21 pm
    smdh oo africa money
  • Benny says:
    April 23, 2014 09:43 pm
    Assemblyman l wonder why people refer to AA as coach.He is black star caretaker. What coaching credentials has he got.Taking bribes from Dauda.Only God will help us in Brazil. Maxwell Konadu is far better than AA.At least Maxwell Konadu has coached a club football .
  • Benny says:
    April 23, 2014 09:47 pm
    Noni ,if we want opinion about murder and armed robbery we will invite you.This site is About Ghana football not armed robbery which is in every Nigerian blood.
  • Assemblyman says:
    April 23, 2014 10:47 pm
    Yeah maxwell is far far better than this dude of Akwasi Appiah.
  • Benito says:
    April 24, 2014 12:42 am
    noni,na wetin be your wahala?,worry about your team ok..scam specialists.