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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah praises 'civilized' dropped players

Published on: 15 May 2014
John Mensah

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has praised the players he excluded from his provisional World Cup squad for their level of comportment.

Appiah admitted difficulty in coming out with his 26-man squad due to the availability of talents.

Ghana’s captain at the last World Cup, John Mensah, was dropped likewise defender Isaac Vorsah who lacked the required match-fitness.

In the past, players have gone bananas when dropped or exclusion from squads to major tournaments but they have no cases of misconduct this term.

“I am really happy with the response I have gotten from some of the guys who couldn’t make the team,” Appiah told

“They have shown maturity and understood that it has got nothing to do with personal relationship.

“I wouldn’t want to mention names but I really have been left impressed with most of them.”


  • Navy seal says:
    May 16, 2014 07:57 am
    AA should stop patronising. He can't satisfy everybody. If anyone feels agrieved for not being selected, tough luck . concentrate on the task ahead.
  • texas says:
    May 15, 2014 09:23 pm
    AA why bothering yourself with all these explanations? Only 23 players can represent Ghana out of the thousands of players that Ghana boasts of at tournaments. Every dumb ass knows this. I am a very good at my position - right serious selfmade - but I wasn't selected. Am not pissed off bcos my time will come and I respect the decision of the coache.
  • spellBOUND says:
    May 15, 2014 06:06 pm
    shit, they better be civilized... unless they want the wrath of the fans on them. every player has the right to play for our beloved Ghana, but none has the right of a guaranteed call up.
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    May 15, 2014 06:41 pm
    Good to hear, only 23 players can go, we cant take the whole Ghana to Brazil
  • Jonathan says:
    May 15, 2014 07:04 pm
    Massa well done. If you choose ur 23 make sure you chooice wisely too many center middfilders. N strikers