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2014 World Cup: Juventus ace Asamoah hails Ghana squad for Brazil tournament

Published on: 13 May 2014
Kwadwo Asamoah says the Black Stars squad will excel in the tournament in Brazil

Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has hailed the Black Stars squad for the World Cup next month insisting that they are capable of excelling at the tournament in Brazil.

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah released his provisional squad of 26 players on Monday which has drawn widespread praise for the fairness in selection.

Three youngsters Jeffery Schlupp, David Accam and Afriyie Acquah were among the players the coach selected but the squad has some players who played in the previous tournament.

Andre Ayew, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari and Asamoah Gyan are among some of the key players who played in the previous tournament in South Africa four years ago when they reached the quarter-final.

Asamoah, who plays for Italian side Juventus, is confident that the current squad can improve on the performance of the previous team.

Comparing the 2010 team to the one heading to Brazil, Asamoah, Ghana's Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013, said the side had a new coach and there were other subtle differences.

"But the core group and principles remain the same. This is extremely important as it's enabled us to grow as a unit," the Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah told Reuters.

"In addition, even more Ghanaians are now playing in Europe's top five leagues - this international experience will serve us in good stead."

Ghana will start their camping for the tournament on 20 May before travelling to Holland and USA for their pre-competition camping.

The Black Stars will face Portugal, Germany and the USA in the group stage of the competition.


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  • Ghana News – 13 May 2014 | Africa says:
    May 14, 2014 07:44 am
    […] 13:29 UTC 2014 World Cup: Juventus ace Asamoah hails Ghana squad for Brazil tournament […]
  • sms says:
    May 13, 2014 09:47 pm
    de fact is dat diar not goin der just 4 fan . i believe in appiah's selection. wid de player in de list i noe der will be wonders in brazil. blackstars we luv u n will always pray 4 u no fears.
  • benito says:
    May 13, 2014 04:07 pm
    Mumbi likes the black stars ,he is only pretending.join us if you can't beat us.
  • 21guns says:
    May 13, 2014 04:49 pm
    Ghana will top the group that what am seeing, with Germany or usa second.
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    May 13, 2014 02:48 pm
    Tick tock tick tock ready or not here we come BLACKSTARS are coming for world hope you are ready.
  • Mumbi says:
    May 13, 2014 02:03 pm
    Ghana to excel? Hm. USA akamiwina tutatu kwana mungwa, Germany nao akamwingishe 8 elyo Potugal akamingisha filya fine aingishe ba Cameroun 5-0 in an international friendly. So can you realy excel?
  • GHANSON says:
    May 13, 2014 02:27 pm
    Well said Bro..I like the level of confidence in You and the rest of the Team. I envision Ghana topping the group regardless of what people may think...My advice is, beware of corrupt officials at the mundial because they will be working with our opponents to break us down via yellow/red cards before we even progress.. As for this squad dier,, 2000% VIM!!!!! Ghana shall progress from the Group..This is the first time I`ve seen a squad as strong!!! True Ghanaian THOROUGHBREDS on display for world to see in June... vivaaaaaaaa GHANA!!!!!!!!!!
  • GHANSON says:
    May 13, 2014 02:31 pm
    mumbi the zambian monkey is back... did you think the chipoliopolio were gonna excel? kwasssia!! sit back and watch games ...I bet You will be cheering when we DEMOLISH Ronaldo and his crew then go ahead and put pepper in Germany`s eyes... as for USA,we probably give them a draw so we progress with them from the group.
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    May 13, 2014 02:46 pm
    Dont worry about Ghana, go and work on your national team, we are not camaroon, and we have beat USA before and will beat them again, and also go ask Germany and Portugal if they are not worried about Ghana. G.H.A.N.A God Healing A New Africa, please wait and see Mr. HATER.