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2014 World Cup: Middlesbrough praying for Adomah's call-up in Ghana squad

Published on: 10 May 2014
Albert Adomah has been in outstanding form for Middlesbrough

Coach Aitor Karanka is hoping Ghana winger Albert Adomah receives World Cup call up on Monday to further vindicate the progress that has been made at Middlesbrough this season.

With Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah due to name his provisional World Cup on Monday ahead of a friendly with Holland, Adomah has been asked to keep himself fit despite Boro’s Championship campaign being at an end.

The 26-year-old, who boasts some few senior caps for his country, is in line to be selected for this summer’s tournament in Brazil, after outstanding showing for his club this season.

His fortunes have been revitalised under Karanka,but his World Cup prospects are more uncertain, as the winger has been in and out of the Ghana squad for the majority of the season.

However, with Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah due to name his provisional 30-man squad on Monday, a list of names has been leaked to the Ghanaian media, with Adomah involved.

“It would be a big thing for Middlesbrough to have someone at the World Cup finals,” said Karanka.

“If they get to the World Cup, it will be because they have played very well here and we will have benefited from that."

Kenneth Omeruo, who spent the majority of last season on loan at Middlesbrough from Chelsea, is also expected to be involved in the World Cup finals with Nigeria.


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  • Solomon says:
    May 11, 2014 10:19 am
    Lets talk facts my fellow ghanaians from all over the world. Albert adomah has been consistant fir his club. He has played most of his games for his club. 12 goal. 6 assist. He got top scorer award. Voted player of the month twice. And people are saying he doesnt deserve a place in the national team? Some critics make me laugh. Do you not have sky channel or cable tv in your house hold. How many times have you seen him play? Come on man this boy does work in the team that only true football fans will see. When he plays for ghana he always track back and defend. He is fast. The coach can always bring him on and change the game with his spped and crosses. Stop beibg stupid and support the boy.
  • kwasi says:
    May 11, 2014 06:14 am
    Benny , whatever happens appiah will help adomah because of their close relation with adomah family. As for me adomah don't deserve to go brazil now maybe future but not this time. How many times appiah call him but he doesn't use him. Why appiah don't used him. Because, appiah himself know adomah not good enough to play for ghana. He is helping him to get club. Ghana have very good player out there who deserves better than this adomah ,he even said , he's very lucky to play for black stars.
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 11, 2014 06:36 am
    12 goals 6 assist and you still complaining. People of ghana. We are not easy to please. This chap is has proven he is good. Let him be. Respect him and give him credit. My friend kwasi this boy dont need ghana to find a club you no. Research about him before you talk.
  • Jason says:
    May 10, 2014 08:49 pm
    @benny i done told you give me your facebook name motherfucker. I will show you whats really good. Lil faggot. I will find you. The number u gave me was bogus. Fuvking wasteman freshie from the village. I will gun butt your mum yr dad n ur sister. Prick making stupid allegation on here all the time. If tou real jump on the train n come peckham right now. I will beat n drive u home to ur fam. Dickhead yute
  • Warrior says:
    May 10, 2014 03:37 pm
    Ghana pa! You dnt know anyting. Dis boy is good. 3rd on my list to brazil. Fastest boy in da team
  • Benny says:
    May 10, 2014 03:57 pm
    Pato & londonboy,nobody is making wild allegation and nobody is a hater.There are imperial evidence to show AA takes bribes from some of the players.Rev Osei Kofi made a statement on players paying bribes to get into the black star squad. Its really childish and annoying when people uses the word haters.Adomah is not good enough for the black stars.There are quality players who can play his position.I will even pick Accam any day ahead of Adomah.If my opinion makes me a hater then so be it.its my opinion,you take it or lamp it.
  • EMMALOT says:
    May 10, 2014 04:38 pm
    What should SE fans do?No Ike Uche,Martins,Obasi,Haruna Lukman Imoh Ezekiel the insult was highest when we saw AGBIM!!!!!ALL WE CAN DO IS TO PRAY AND ENCOURAGE THEM...................
  • Benny says:
    May 10, 2014 06:53 pm
    Jason your supidity knows no bound.When did out come of jail for raping your -12 year old sister.Your idiotic father has wasted his sperm and that whore you called a mother. You wish you were in my league.A bush fella who claim to live in uk but could not show up when l gave my number.How long do you walk from your village to get access to the internet. You look like a dog l am watching on British Got Talent now.Prick,get lost and stay in your bush,mother fucker.
  • leon says:
    May 10, 2014 07:05 pm
    i wonder how many of the adomah critics have watched him play for middlesborough more than 3 times...
  • EMMALOT says:
    May 10, 2014 01:21 pm
    Pls dont even go there,omeruo is a defender,a on loan chelsea player,he is moving to lille and has shown a lot of class,even won best player of the month and has been heaped a lot of praises by british media or didn't u see how he held suares and drogba and even dropped yobo to bench.I didn't see you write about Nija's WC squad but it is when u have any derogatory stuff that u mention us.Angrily signs out................... mitcheew
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 10, 2014 01:33 pm
    I wasnt a fan of this chap till i watched him play for his team. He derserve to go brazil. 13 goals not bad for a winger. @mr emmalot adoma won player of the month 2 times. What is your issue. This boy is probably one of the youngest in the squad. Real age boy. Some others too slow.
  • Abdullah says:
    May 10, 2014 01:55 pm
    He is going to brazil whether you like it or not! Kwasia
  • Benny says:
    May 10, 2014 02:01 pm
    I am getting sick and tired of today this ,tomorrow that about Adomah.How much does he pays for all this publicity.Adomah has no place in the black stars.Atsu,Dede.K.Asa can be more clinical in his position of play. We are not going to play in Brazil,it is serious bussiness.You can never tell with AA,a little money can change everything.
  • canalize nyarko oppong says:
    May 10, 2014 02:01 pm
    Adoma deserves to go the world cup because players who u think do not appreciate u surprises u very very much than the player who u put ur might and interests into.i think Adoma deserves the Braszil 2014 world cup squards to be part and we will see changes in him.Thank u......
  • pato says:
    May 10, 2014 02:23 pm
    Please remember that it is 23 member squad not 11, all the players you've mentioned will be among first 11, who replace them when they get injured, suspended, get tired or want to change formation? Wild allegations and defamation of character without proof, you guys should stop insulting people on this platform and grow up.
  • Jason says:
    May 10, 2014 02:37 pm
    Benny you son of a goat. Stop making them dumb allegations you sound like you are jealous of adomah. You son of a waste. You got nothing going on in your life so you come on here to disrespect the coach and players. Foolish boy. You wished you was a footballer. Go away you bitch boy! Fucking homo thug
  • Edward, Maryland says:
    May 10, 2014 02:44 pm
    Benny, you should calm down. Every coach want their best players to be at the World Cup. So you hear coaches advocating for fringe Black Star players in their teams. Players like Adoma, Afriyie Acquah, Accam, who are all good players. This does not mean the players have paid monies to the coach. We are too quick to accuse people without any evidence. That is bad. That having been said, I also believe Adomah is a fine player who merits going to the WC. The fact that he plays in the championships is neither here nor there. We have had guys who were in the Championship play for the national team and prove themselves better players. A player who comes in mind is Junior Agogo. Besides, apart from the core team members who are about 16. We need forceful young player like Adoma, Acquah and Accam in the squad. Nevertheless I'll not be unduly worried if they are not selected. I trust the coach knows better. But we should eschew these unnecessary emotions.
  • Londonboy says:
    May 10, 2014 03:04 pm
    Haters are gonna hate. Due on merits this guy derserve a place in the final 23. Geezer has been getting regular football. God bless him and give him strenght to do well in brazil.
  • Stanford says:
    May 10, 2014 03:14 pm
    This guy I don't see any quality in Assifua would even be an option than this hyped youngman.The golden ball winner in last years U 20 tournament needs a place in AA's squad.just like Asamoah Gyan.Assifua need to be in the WC like Brazil did for Ronaldo.He is our future star.He play so many positions on the pitch.L-wing,R-wing,foward n a supporting strikers.
  • Saha says:
    May 10, 2014 03:17 pm