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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah irked by leaked squad reports

Published on: 09 May 2014
Kwesi Appiah

By Simon Amomoo, Kumasi Correspondent

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah feels disturbed by the increasing number of speculative World Cup squads circling in the local media.

The past few weeks, three lists have been generated claiming the players named will make the provisional 30-man squad.

But the ex-Ghana captain and the federation have consistently rubbished those reports.

Appiah feels that this speculation might make some players bitterly disappointed if at the end of the day they are not called.

“It is not good to bring out any speculative provisional thirty man squad,” he told Kessben FM.

“Some of the players whose name would appear in such speculative lists might feel highly disappointed or traumatized if at the end of the day they are not part of the list I would bring.

“The best thing is for as to be patient and wait for the provisional thirty-man squad on the said date.”

Appiah will announce his preliminary 30-man squad on Monday.


This article has 18 comment(s), give your comment
  • wilson says:
    May 09, 2014 11:32 am
    kindly include yaw frimpong of bt mazembe fame. Just like nkoom and afful, he is also an ex kotoko player but he is younger, more skillful, more ingenious, faster, more determined.
  • Benito says:
    May 09, 2014 11:46 am
    I don't why the coach is waiting till next week 13th before bringing out the list,by now he has already pen down all players making the list,so why are is still keep it,bring out the damn list now!and spare everyone the anxiety!!!!
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 09, 2014 12:00 pm
    Hey !Akwasi Appiah ,you and your GFA crooks at it again!!! My friend you guys should stop playing mind games ooo tooom! It's very childish on your parts at the end of day ,leaking lists to test the response of the general public and constantly rubbishing them .Where did you see a smoke without fire .Habah!you guys are acting like kindergarten school kids..What other players do you have aside the list you guys called rubbish or are you awaiting to include Emmanuel Frimpong to complete it?????What sort of "Libya" coach be this? You burglars!! Ad3n! Y'abr3 mo wai..We are just fed up with all your kidding antics wai.
  • Max says:
    May 10, 2014 10:35 am
    Majeed who u want him to go to wc,wat has he done wit his goals for his team going to relegation....jordan n da other hand has made his goals useful for his team in term of survival for relagation... Jordan is far beta Dan waris... We r not going to play da wc at kumasi stadium where he always score....Jordan play against Brazil at da age of 18 n he was da soul striker n he played well ......he is our next gyan not waris ......waris has no skill jux speed ......plz watch Jordan n waris dis weekend n c who is very effective no running lyk bolt
  • Rass says:
    May 09, 2014 11:13 am
    AA this is media thing is nither going to stop today nor tomorrow u better concentrate on ur job rather than worry about minor things
  • Straight talk says:
    May 09, 2014 07:11 pm
    Boro or Bocho charam...John Mensah [ when fit], Boakye and Inkoom are very good for Brazil 2014
  • Mumbi says:
    May 09, 2014 01:11 pm
    AA please don't leave out Rebecca Boateng, Patricia Asamoah And Mary Appiah in your final 23 man squad.
  • Frank Anyomi says:
    May 09, 2014 01:15 pm
    II hope the mistakes of afcon 2013 are not repeated
  • Paul says:
    May 09, 2014 01:27 pm
    Monday is just around the corner so those insulting the coach should have a little bit of patience and wait for him to officially announce his squad. If at the end of the day ur prefered player is not selected, you pray for the selected ones to do the job for mother GHANA.
  • texas says:
    May 09, 2014 01:44 pm
    Guys it's good that we all are ignoring the Zambian dog called mumbi. Nothing good comes out of the zombie land.
  • Ken says:
    May 09, 2014 02:06 pm
    Who wrote this English? “Some of the players whose name would Appiah in such speculative lists might feel highly disappointed or traumatized if at the end of the day they are not part of the list I would bring." A journalist cannot correctly spell "appear" ?
  • Boro says:
    May 09, 2014 03:45 pm
    Any honest person who has been following the bs and love football should be atleast 90% correct with the 30 man squad. Probably what might surprise people is when people are unable to identify in the list , names that could probably solve the problem of our lateral defense which has been with the team since you took over. Also if there are no optional names for our holding midfield of rabiu and the striking pair of waris and gyan. Just make sure you DO NOT include inkoom, annan, John mensah, vorsah, David addy and boakye yiadom in ur list then u will be just fine and not so disappointing because we know all the fake players.
  • wee ba says:
    May 09, 2014 03:48 pm
    appiah is jux a corrupted man,i knw wat im sayin.......tym will tell
  • Kudjoe says:
    May 09, 2014 04:03 pm
    @Mumbi ..what about Helena Dauda,she's been banging in a lot of goals in Italy.
  • @kwame says:
    May 09, 2014 04:05 pm
    Wee ba ampa!
  • @kwame says:
    May 09, 2014 04:05 pm
    Wee ba ampa! wonder
  • Straight talk says:
    May 09, 2014 12:09 pm
    I will be surprise if i see names like Annan, Frimpong, Jordan, Adiyiah, Rabiu
  • KWABENA PISO says:
    May 09, 2014 10:53 am
    Dr. Akwasi Appiah, I don't think your list will be that different from the leaked one.