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2014 World Cup: Ghana FA allowed Adam Kwarasey to rejoin Stromsgodset to enhance relations with the club

Published on: 24 May 2014
Adam Kwarasey has rejoined his club in Norway

By Ameenu Shardow

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The Ghana FA says it agreed to allow goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey to return to Stromsgodset as a gesture to strengthen its relationship with the club.

The 26-year-old has left the Black Stars camp to rejoin his club for Saturday’s crunch game against Rosenborg in the Norwegian top flight.

Kwarasey was not involved the 6-1 demolition of a locally select side in a match meant to bid the Black Stars farewell on Friday as he had to catch a flight back to Norway later that evening.

Some fans have questioned the motive behind allowing the influential goalkeeper leave the Black Stars’ early preparations towards the 2014 World Cup to return to his club for a single game.

But the Ghana FA explains his momentary absence will not affect the team’s preparations but will only strengthen relations between the association and Stromsgodset.

“The coach [Kwesi Appia] in consultation with the team’s management decided to let Adam Kwarasey rejoin his club,” GFA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara said.

“We received a request from Stromsgodset that they are facing a goalkeeping crisis and that they would want Kwarasey back for the game against Rosenborg on Saturday.

“And since the team is travelling to Rotterdam tomorrow [Saturday] and will be arriving on Sunday morning, we decided to let Adam leave as it will not affect our preparations.

“This is to enhance the relationship between our players, their clubs and the Ghana FA.

“The only difference is that Adam Kwarasey will not be travelling with the team to Holland but will report there on Sunday morning just like the others.”


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • Anita says:
    May 24, 2014 01:11 pm
    Spot on , thought they could have played the league Champs in Ghana to give them stiffer opposition
  • Viper says:
    May 24, 2014 08:26 am
    Kwarasey's case has been helped by thee fact that Duada is redundant,giving Adam the nod,you cannot say the same about Accam,he is performing better for his club whilst competing against tried and tested players at the national level,note club form doesn't mean,you will be performing wonders for your national side,he has to justify his inclusion.
  • African Consciousness says:
    May 24, 2014 08:04 am
    This is just common sense. It will further strengthen Adam individually as a goalkeeper. Playing 90 minutes in a real live game situation is better than training with the Black Stars. He will be back in camp early enough to rejoin his team-mates. It is a win win situation and the Ghana FA always does the right thing. My question however is how about David Accam? His Swedish Club is also crying for his services.