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2014 World Cup: Ghana won't select players based on past glory - Maxwell Konadu

Published on: 24 April 2014
Black Stars players will only be selected because of their form

Ghana assistant coach Maxwell Konadu has rubbished claims that some players will be selected to the Black Stars 2014 World Cup squad because of their past glories.

The ex-striker insists that players with the best form and other crucial factors like the options available to Ghana in a particular position will be considered when the squad is unveiled next month.

There has been an intense media campaign for some players who have played in the Black Stars in the past to be included in the squad claiming they are experienced.

Players like Derek Boateng, Anthony Annan and John Mensah are some of the players being proposed by a section of the media to be selected for the World Cup in Brazil because of their past contributions to the Black Stars.

Boateng has not seen much action at English side Fulham but Annan is reviving his career with German side Schalke after recovering from injury.

Mensah joined a Slovakian side in his bid to force his way into the squad but has been blighted by injuries.

Konadu says they will select players who are in top form and that they will not be relying on past glories in their selection for the World Cup in June.

“We have told the players that earning a place in the final list would not be based on past glory," Konadu is reported to have told the local media.

"It will be based on current form and several other footballing factors which must be exhibited by all."

Ghana will face Germany, Portugal and the United States of America in Group G of the competition.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • coaches says:
    April 24, 2014 11:19 am
    This is a good news, those who are in form must be given the chance to be part of the provisional lists.. Hope MR. Maxwell Konadu and DR. Akwasi Appaiah will do that as promise.......... I believe that Ghana Black Stars will win the World Cup.. if only the coaches will do the right selection...
  • eug says:
    April 24, 2014 06:48 am
    Yes, ure right coach. Let's be honest to mother and not to disgrace ourselves in Brazil
  • Viper says:
    April 24, 2014 06:50 am
    So coach Dr.AA was a defender by trade yet plays attacking football meanwhile his assistant MK was a striker yet plays a defensive game as seen by his CHAN team,interesting. Whilst am at it,when will GSN ever original piece of work? ''Konadu is reported to have told the local media" reported by who exactly? We need authentic news not some hearsay.The webpage itself is a mess,swarmed with unnecessary videos,adverts and all.In this day and age you risk losing follow ship/readership with such a messy web page considering the many other options elsewhere.
  • Assemblyman says:
    April 24, 2014 07:27 am
    This is something easily said but you konadu can't do it.since your lousy boss Akwasi Appiah can't keep to his words either.else Fatau Dauda who hasn't been active almost a year wouldn't be invited rather razak Brimah will be put there in place of him on the provisional list.lest I forget,you guys better have a good explanation to why Emmanuel Frimpong ,that kwasia boy like that was given a chance in place of many good and active players like Duncan and Afriyie acquah.i still even don't know why with all playing experiences of nana kwasi asare,no one seem to care to invite him to the camp to prove his maxwell let us think and your Akwasi ,the value is the same..
  • Naas says:
    April 24, 2014 06:54 pm
    @assemblyman.Have you ever stretched your legs before?allow the coach to execute his duties.How can you brand Emmanuel Frimpong as a kvasia boy?Can achieve what he has?inasmuch,he is one of the solid midfielders one can dream of.Leave Dauda alone.
  • Ras Kofi says:
    April 28, 2014 09:02 am
    When Quincy was regular in Panathinaikos Impong and Solomon Asante were getting call ups.They've wrecked his career,for he thought he had to go to the premiership so went to trials in London,and Panathinaikos saw he wasn't serious to play for them. This is what their C.A.N. 2013 ommission has done to priceless Quincy.Are these people clever enough?Can they bet their houses on Black Stars getting through the group.June oooh June,run come quick.Abeyie no dey fine you,then you don't know proper husstlers soccer full of torments.