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2014 World Cup: Ghana FA rubbishes Rabiu Mohammed injury reports

Published on: 29 May 2014
Rabiu Mohammed is not injured - the Ghana FA has strongly denied

The Ghana FA has rubbished reports in the local media that Mohammed Rabiu is injured insisting that the midfielder has been training fully with the Black Stars World Cup squad.

Wild rumours in the Ghanaian media claim that the Russia-based enforcer is unfit and faces the axe from the Black Stars final 23-man squad.

Some even went to the extent of claiming that coach Kwesi Appiah will overlook the hardworking midfielder in naming his 23-man squad because he is hiding injury.

However, the Ghana FA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara says that the reports of Rabiu injury are wide off the mark insisting he is fully training with the Black Stars in Holland.

"Rabiu has been training with the squad fully since the Black Stars started their camping in Accra and has continued here in Holland with full fitness," Daara told Asempa FM on Thursday from the Black Stars based in the Dutch town of Arnhem.

"He doesn't have any injury problems at all and has not hidden any injury from the the technical team. He is fully fit with no injury.

"Rabiu is 100% fit so quickly disregard this report.

"In fact there is no injured player here in Arnhem. They are all fit and training very hard with all the seriousness the World Cup deserves."

The Kuban Krasnodar midfielder underwent surgery in September last year but recovered to play the closing stages of the Russia Premier League.

Rabiu scored a goal in the last three matches and that convinced head coach Kwesi Appiah to include him in the provisional 26-man squad.

He was in action last week when the Black Stars defeated the Dream Team 6-1 in their sending off match at the Accra Sports Stadium.


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • Okonjo says:
    May 30, 2014 05:01 am
    Great remark and observation.That's Ghanaian journalist for you oo
  • Vb says:
    May 29, 2014 11:32 pm
    Hahahaha papadino you are funny paaaaa. Every body papadino good. No one to insult eny one hear. We are humanitarian. Go on papadino i love your words.
  • maubs says:
    May 29, 2014 09:05 pm
    yes kwabena and benny you' ve hit the nail right on the head. and you wonder why we havent won anything for so long eh?. its absolute crass bad mouthing and spreading rumours about people. Rather than focus on who can bring what to the team or who can help the team do what for the team you have people resorting to cheap and tasteless remarks about people just to make some people look bad comparatively to the some one they favour. stabbing stabbing people in the back in the end dont help anyone. stirring up enmity between players who have to colloborate to achieve their and our goals is an absolute low and bush behaviour.
  • Kwabena says:
    May 29, 2014 06:53 pm
    Sometimes i do not understand some of these sports journalist. When we had coaches who would not allow them into the BS camp they complain but now that they have an open coach too they are refusing to give us an accurate report due to their own selfish interest.
  • Papadinho says:
    May 29, 2014 07:34 pm
    I made 247 foto’s today, including a video the jam session after the training. Training report: first of all I want to apologise to Kwarasey for the criticisms of yesterday. He was really the man in training today. Dauda should be deported to the bench . He is no where near Kwarasey. It was really fun seeing the unity and the love in the team today. KPB did train today and was great. He even went in with some great tackles . Dude is not even scared of getting injured. Andre Ayew, wauw what a player!!! This boy should be the boss in the team. No joke. SULLEY was man of the training today. He showed us all that he’s a better finisher than all our strikers. Wauw he scored all his set pieces and Dede was second. It was heartbreaking watching Asamoah Gyan, he missed 60% of the set pieces. Maybe he’s just having a bad day. Jordan was really great at training and there’s no doubt about him making the finalssquad. Dauda did well today but Kwarasey was, is better and will always be better. Kwadwo Asamoah should be our secret weapon at this coming WC Damn dude ook is good. The way and the positionhe trained today says it all. He will be the playmaker at the WC with Dede and KPB supporting him. If u ask me who will go home, I can give u the names of dem 4 players that are on list . But I will make u wait in patients, I could be wrong. Asamoah Gyan got angry with me and my friends today after we told him what we don’t want.We told Gyan, we dont want no heartbreaking penalties from him again and he should please be cool on the field and give us more goals. He didn’t took it I n good faith. He got angry and stuff but we apologised to him and we were cool afterwards. Coach AA is really cool and very respected by the players. KPB on ther hand thinks he’s the star player by acting big and shit. If u ask me, this dude will quite the black stars after the WC. Please I beg u all, the pictures are too much so just check my Twitter for them. Or somebody should create whatsapp group and I will send them dere. Twitter: @the_TBoy. Jesus Fanatic. Bless
  • Benny says:
    May 29, 2014 06:26 pm
    Glad to hear Rabiu is fit and all the players are training with all seriousness.There has been no report of KPB sitting in his car or strolling with'GERMAN GUYS' and no report of Kwarasey swearing and lacking confidence as MR Papadinho wants everybody to believe.Out -smarting people to provide email address for photos.Clever move....hahahahaha
  • Kobe Jones says:
    May 29, 2014 06:54 pm
    I dont know why but I see this guy as a better combative footballer compared to micheal sulley badu and acquah...He is the height..holds the ball better.. I really admire him
  • Benny says:
    May 29, 2014 07:31 pm
    Kwabena it's not only the journalist.Papadinho has been spreading falsehood about Kwarasey swearing at every goal concede and that KPB is loitering with**some German guys**whilst the other players train?I was stunned by the number of people who gave their email for photos..pathetic.
  • Kilobyte says:
    May 29, 2014 09:35 pm
    Papadinho gv me ur whatsapp digits
  • papa nkrumah says:
    May 29, 2014 10:10 pm
    @papadinho. Any updates on Essien, Acquah and A cam?
  • Okonjo says:
    May 30, 2014 05:12 am
    Kobe, Micheal and Acquah both plays same role in a game,Sulley, quite a different role too and our man plays a different role too but depending on game plan the coach has the final say. But having said this versatile players like Micheal and Acquah (just to mention a few) are much referred by coaches.
  • Samedge says:
    May 30, 2014 05:16 am
    Papadinho at it again ooo!!! Hello Papa, were u able to email the pictures to the millions of soccer fans who needed it? If yes, then i am also coming with a sack to collect the pictures. Hahahahaha!!! Papadinho papapaa