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2014 World Cup: Ghana FA boss hails coach Kwesi Appiah for selecting 'the best players'

Published on: 13 May 2014
Ghana FA President with coach Kwesi Appiah at the squad naming press conference

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has thrown his support behind coach Kwesi Appiah’s selection for the 2014 World Cup, describing the squad as ‘the best at this material moment’.

Coach Kwesi Appiah named his provisional 26-man squad at an organized press conference on Monday.

The Black Stars trainer will however drop three more players to arrive at the required 23-man squad for June’s finals in Brazil.

Many have hailed Appiah’s squad which included surprises like Jeffry Schlupp and David Accam who have been in good form for Leicester City and Helsingborg respectively.

Kwesi Appiah displayed immense courage in dropping experienced players; Anthony Annan, John Mensah and Isaac Vorsah who have hardly played for their clubs this season due to injuries.

But the GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi believes the coach did a good job in naming a highly competitive provisional squad ahead of the commencement of their preparation for the World Cup.

“I think that the coach has selected the best players at this material moment and we need to support him,” he told after the squad was named.

“I have no fixed mind or preference for any player. My preference is for the coach to select the best players and these are the best players now so I support him.”

Coach Kwesi Appiah will begin preparing his team in a non-residential camp from May 20 in Accra.

The team will play a farewell match against a local select side before departing for the Netherlands to intensify their preparations.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • He-goat says:
    May 13, 2014 09:00 am
    A good one there. Headache No. 1 - which three names will drop ? Headache No. 2 - whom do you select for matches ? I tried making a selection, but man, I had to stop due to headache.
  • marvin1 says:
    May 13, 2014 09:05 am
    say that i again my friend,selection will be a problem i tell u
  • Benito says:
    May 13, 2014 11:54 am
    Drop any player who is not serious with training and not adhering to camp rules,I don't care who he is..the selection should be based on the formation the coach wants to play and players who fits into that system of play.
  • dondee says:
    May 13, 2014 10:44 am
    lets give thanks and praise to AA,For his (coach)workdone.