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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach praises Kwadwo Asamoah for his versatility

Published on: 09 June 2014
Kwadwo Asamoah

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says the versatility of midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah gives him more options ahead of the start of the 2014 World Cup.

The Juventus star can play as left back, on the wings and also as an offensive midfielder.

At the 2013 Africa of Nations, he started the campaign as a defender but was later re-assigned en route to finishing fourth.

Asamoah could be handed a starting role as left-back in Ghana’s final pre-World Cup friendly against South Korea on Monday night.

"Kwadwo Asamoah is one of the players that you can put him in any position apart from the goalpost," Appiah said about Asamoah.

"With him [Asamoah], I normally don't have much of a problem.

"I can tell him to play this role or the other. He is so versatile and can play anywhere."


This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • lhaj says:
    June 09, 2014 03:21 pm
    @rioherewecome, did you know that fullbacks are some of the most priced players in todays football? That is because the full backs can doubled as wingers. I will personally like to see him at the left full back position because he is more dangerous when running with the ball and can make excellent crosses into the box. Hence the reason why Conte loves him at the left fullback position.
  • Boro says:
    June 09, 2014 02:23 pm
    Spent Essien can also play many positions, right full back, central defense, offensive midfield. It is up to the coach to give him role he would't exert much energy and pace.
  • millenium says:
    June 09, 2014 01:36 pm
    Arrogant people, what is wrong with the caption?
  • Troy says:
    June 09, 2014 12:48 pm
    Meaning we should be expecting Asamoah at the left back today.
  • Migizigi says:
    June 10, 2014 07:37 am
    Using da one guy who brings creativity 2 our midfield at left-back says alot abt kwesi appiah #CLUELESS
    June 09, 2014 11:42 am
    @ GSN please read over your messages before posting them on the public domain. silly mistakes only shows incompetence. Don't forget you are on the world wide web so you cannot afford to make such silly typing mistakes. Employ competent people to update your websites to avoid this silly mistakes. It is a disgrace to Ghana as whole because it is a Ghanaian website. you can contact me to assist in update as it is my job as well.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    June 09, 2014 11:33 am
    Please, correct the topic.....Ghana coach praises Kwadwo Asamoah instead
  • rioherewecome says:
    June 09, 2014 01:48 pm are absolutely right to raise that point...and it would be a great shame if one of the team's most creative players ends up as left back...
  • Benito says:
    June 09, 2014 04:16 pm
    rioherewecome,what is the shame about using asamoah at the left back??,he just need someone to watch his back when he runs forward to join the attack.