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2014 World Cup: Ghana legend Abedi Pele satisfied with Black Stars provisional squad

Published on: 12 May 2014
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By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter; @iamrahmanosman

Ghana legend Abedi Ayew Pele has expressed huge satisfaction with the players named by Kwesi Appiah in his provisional squad for the upcoming World Cup finals.

The three-time African Footballer of the Year believes the 26-man squad has the match-winning know-how and capable of going far in the tournament.

Appiah’s called up stars include his two sons Andre and Jordan who play with French sides Olympique Marseille and Sochaux.

Ghana’s provisional squad boasts of several youngsters- Mubarak Wakaso, Jeffrey Schlupp, Afriyie Acquah, David Accam, Abdul Majeed Waris, Jordan Ayew and Daniel Opare- but with requisite experience to play on the big stage.

“It’s a good team with several match winners in it,” Abedi Pele exclusively told Ghana’s leading football website GHANASoccernet.com from his base in Switzerland.

“There are so much expectations back home and the team will have to respond in a positive way.”

Ghana have been drawn in Group G alongside Germany, Portugal and the United States of America.

Comments

  • blakbayboi says:
    May 13, 2014 03:43 am
    I side with you Jonny.Jordan,Inkoom and Adoma should not be part of the 23 man squad.though Adoma is Kwesi's darling boy,he should be bold to drop him if he doesn't fit into the team. Good and formidable squad. God bless our home-land.
  • baron says:
    May 13, 2014 05:14 am
    Jordan should be droped.he did not have a God season.
  • DAVIDO says:
    May 13, 2014 07:02 am
    @baron u dey watch soccer at all cos jordan is one of the best this season nd coach congrates nd all the best 4 the trophy. GO GO BLACK STARS GO 4 THE TROPHY
  • OMG!!! says:
    May 12, 2014 11:53 pm
    what are you guyz talking about? is it Andre or Jordan that you think isn't right for this squad? @ Dr.Who maybe you wanted your mom selected and @gHANAboy, you don't just say this because u hate the boys. yheir doing well.
  • OMG!!! says:
    May 12, 2014 11:54 pm
    what are you guyz talking about? is it Andre or Jordan that you think isn't right for this squad? @ Dr.Who maybe you wanted your mom selected and @gHANAboy, you don't just say this because u hate the boys. their doing well.
  • OMG!!! says:
    May 12, 2014 11:54 pm
    what are you guyz talking about? is it Andre or Jordan that you think isn't right for this squad? @ Dr.Who maybe you wanted your mom selected and @gHANAboy, you don't just say this because u hate the boys. they doing well.
  • benito says:
    May 12, 2014 11:56 pm
    The coach should sacrifice..jordan,sumaila and afriyie.
  • Johnny says:
    May 13, 2014 12:59 am
    I say keep Afriyie. We need that midfield solid, especially now that Essien is not the Essien of old. Drop Jordan, Adomah, Soumaila/Inkoom. Please keep Accam!!
  • Chico says:
    May 12, 2014 10:29 pm
    No matter what, they deserve it. You haters. Go to hell if you don't like.
  • Michael says:
    May 12, 2014 11:24 pm
    I tink jordan nd Dede deserf de cal up am hapy dey ar pat of it
  • Ghanaboy says:
    May 12, 2014 07:55 pm
    Lol of course he will be satisfied, two of hes sons are in the freaking squad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Askantwi says:
    May 12, 2014 07:56 pm
    Yeah right. IT is great because Jordan was selected.
  • Mbuyiselo says:
    May 12, 2014 08:23 pm
    I was curious to c if the Ayew boys are on the team, I'm happy they inlcuded on the list, now I just wonder what is Abedi saying to his boys and the conduct, determination and motivation during the coming World Cup, what do they talk about. Sharp.
  • hm hmm says:
    May 12, 2014 08:35 pm
    Y'all just cynics. They deserved their spots...Go bed!
  • harry says:
    May 13, 2014 01:15 pm
    Rabiu just came from injury and he is lacking match fitness.He should be dropped alongside Inkoom and Jordan.Amen.I hate seeing F Dauda in da squad anyway.
  • Dr Who says:
    May 12, 2014 08:48 pm
    certainly Abedi will be satisfied....I wonder whether AA can have the courage to genuinely drop any of Abedi sons if they fail to make the grade.