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2014 World Cup: Mubarak Wakaso completes first season with Rubin Kazan, to join Ghana camp early

Published on: 15 May 2014
Mubarak Wakaso completes first season at Rubin Kazan

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has completed his first season in Russia with Rubin Kazan with a 1-1 draw with Terek Grozny on Thursday.

The 23-year-old lasted the entire duration of the last match of the season but ended up with a 31st minute booking.

Wakaso moved to the Russian club at the beginning of the season from Espanyol.

The Black Stars midfielder agitated for the move after being offered almost eight times what he earned at the Spanish club.

He made his debut for Kamni in the goalless draw away to Amkar Perm on September 15, 2013 and scored his first goal for the club two weeks later in the 5-1 demolition of Anzhi Makhachkala.

Wakaso however had his flying start at Rubin affected by fitness issue which saw him fall temporarily in the perking order.

He however regained his regular first team position in the season run-in and scored a goal five days ago.

The ex Villareal man will now be travelling to Ghana to join the Black Stars’ opening preparations towards the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


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  • JNR says:
    May 17, 2014 09:45 am
    @selfmade so you wrote a whole two pages of nothing to actually tell me exactly what you have been saying all along about insulting others and yet you claim to be an adult. Yo, don't try to be a "keyboard" thug by threatening people on here, i never once said anything negative about you but more like constructive criticism and yet you go off on me about not giving a **** about my London or Leeds, dude really??? Ok cool.... Stay safe!
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 01:23 am
    @ jnr... In gsn, we don't insult Ghanaians but your fucking friend with a PEA BRAIN like his ughly immigrant father broke the rules and I have put him in his fucking place! Listen man, if u have any advice tell him to come out of the LONDON GHETTO and behave like a real Ghanaian cuz this guy is not than a WELFARE SON whose mother and father has hustled thru taking of government subsidies such as EBT, credit cards, PROJECTILE HOUSING etc to take care of him and instead of working hard to support his mother to PAY those credit cards debt off, he is here showing us his SHALLOW, HOLLOW MIND! Infact, all the things in his room from fridge to TV set up to common PAPER TOWEL from the DELI is from CREDIT CARDS!! I hope u are more smarter than this GHANAIAN KING KONG with SCARED PUNKY JOE HAIRCUT and it ll help Ghanaians a lot if u can school this lil PREMATURE MAGGOT in his HELLISH LONDON APT!! Tell him Ghanaians are smart and he needs to start behaving as one because HIS BEHAVIOR portrayed him as nothing than AGYA BIBA!!
  • selfmade says:
    May 17, 2014 12:32 am
    @ jnr.. Dude listen, if u want to give advice, better not take a stand becasus I knkw what u trying to do!!! Check tthe last fucking post and tell me who start this shit!! Am not here to make friends and I don't give a **** if ppeople are laughing or not but if someone throws a line at me, I ll diss that person!! This FUCKING PIMPLES FACE CUM SCARFACE of person started saying shit about AA and a lot of fellas told him to keep that shit from here!! U better keep straight dude becasus I don't give a **** about your Leeds or UK shit!! Don't come here pretending like u are a peacemaker whiles taking a standing!! If u know this EBENNI MAN, it ll be better for u to show him how big boys behaved and act becasus he is still suffering from HIS FATHER SEXUAL MOLESTATION! From your posts, I can see u are a smart guy and I want u to school this MOLESTED PIECE OF SHIT CALLED EBENNI BENNY!!
  • Navy seal USA says:
    May 16, 2014 07:12 pm
    Selfmade, l can smell your body odour from texas. How you wish you have the chance to travel to Togo. Hianiwaa bi ba. ashawo ba wo maane twe times 1000. You have pick on the wrong guy. motherfucker. self made suvker. you suck big time Stop sleeping in the same room with your useless father who is obsessed with sex. l am surprised you **** your own dog. dweebadweeba aye wo ho ma. l will come on GSN to insult you. Koteboto ba. dick head. Ofui. . You will die poor. Sakawa boy. wo maame twerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrddrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtttrtrrrr......rtttttttrttfrtfffffffffrffffffffffffffffffg. kwamu dwan. kotere. wo maame twerrrrrtrrtttrrrrtrrrtrrrrrrrffrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
  • JNR says:
    May 16, 2014 07:41 pm
    selfmade, are you really happy to be labelled the king of insults? You seem to be quick in insulting others the moment they say something negative about you? NEWSFLASH.... Not everyone will like you and that implies to everyone too but there is no need to be going off like that, it makes others sit back and laugh AT YOU but NOT with you.... Anyway it's all good and hope in future you will also think of becoming the bigger person in confrontations. Benny, sup bro? Yea i'm still in the UK but moved from London to Leeds now. I'm doing great with business, family etc... How about you?
  • kontrol says:
    May 16, 2014 08:42 am
    Only 8 starts in the russian league all season ??.And he wasn't injured for up to a month.A no no for me.He,adomah and one more person should be dropped.
  • 21guns says:
    May 16, 2014 06:42 am
    And one thing about Wakaso is,he is a hard worker, and that has lead him to have numerous cards, apart from that he is a very strong and can shoot from everywhere, he is not a player That deffenders can intimidate, He reminds me of Laryea Kingston, Wakaso have a heart of a lion dropping him will be a disaster and he has a good experience of big games he is not afraid to go forward And deliver, I won't be surprised if he plays behind GYAN AND BOATENG to bulldozer his way into the opponents area.
  • Benny says:
    May 16, 2014 07:02 am
    Self made idiot,plonker,bollocks to ya. Your armed robbery and male prostitution will catch up with ya. You can use different names in addition to BIG BOSS,BOBBY AND BLAZER to spew your ignorance. If Wakaso is drooped ,he will have a nice holiday at Copa cabana hotel in Brazil with his family whilst you will still be living in that tart mud house with your useless alcoholic,smelly infested genetic disease .stupid fool.Bring it on insipid Trojan nincompoop . Kiki hatrp me do mama pussy.
  • Navy seal USA says:
    May 16, 2014 07:09 am
    Benny please don't waste your time on selfmade.he is only jealouse of you.Dont lower yourself to his level.l have looked at how this feud started and please,let sleeping dogs lie. Self made has never travel from his village and bush people like him have no manners . Enjoy your life in the UK and leave those refraffs
  • JNR says:
    May 16, 2014 07:47 am
    Benny, i commented on the previous "AA gift" post, please go read it. Like Navy seal USA said please just stop with the insults, you are more noticed and paid attention to when replying in a constructive way without insults. Anyway personally i think Wakaso will be part of the 23 man squad just because he can be called upon when needed. I think the 3 to be dropped will be Afful, Jordan and between Accam/Rabiu and that's only because of injury.
  • keith from germany says:
    May 16, 2014 04:47 am
    In my personal opinion i dont think mubarak will be dropped frim the final lisr of 23. To be frank with you guys wakaso freekicks and set pieces are more dangerous than those of sulley muntari and thats no disrespect to muntari. We all know maybe it wasa bad idea from wakaso to move from the spanish liga to rubin kasan but the question is wouldnt we have made the same decision? In Espanyol barcelona he was earning only 20,000€ in a month so when rubin came in with their 150,000 € a month salary his knees became weak. Besides this 150,000€ monthly salary he was also promised a huge match winning bonuses. And since he has a huge family to cater for he had to take this decision and i guess many of us would have acted the same. Dropping wakaso from the list will cost us dearly because at such kind of tournament u need different kind of players and wakaso is definately one of them. He can play even left back when the need arises but the only thing he has to work on is his temper. He commit unnecessary fouls n also get yellow card bookings which can actually be prevented. Wakaso will definately be on the plane to Rio and i can bet my last euros on that.
  • Johnny says:
    May 15, 2014 09:44 pm
    Based on the players selected so far, Wakaso is likely to be one of three to be dropped. Too many midfielders.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    May 15, 2014 10:20 pm
    i doubt that johnny, wakaso is one of the strongest midfielders we currently have without Anthony annan.only issue he will have is going in for tackles sometimes he can be very cruel.
  • Kenneth County says:
    May 15, 2014 10:40 pm
    I am inclined to agree with you a little bit Johnny. I don't think Wakaso is one of the strongest midfielders we have. Among other things he is too slow; spends too much time on the ball and so get easily dispossesed; and then in an attempt to win the ball back commits foul in vital areas. But to be fair to him he is good at dead ball situations like penalties and delivering free kicks. Sulley Muntari appears to be fulfilling that role at the moment. And as you rightly point out the competition is hot throughout the team and in the midfield in particular. So Wakaso faces a stiff challenge unless he overcome these shortcomings.
  • anokwale says:
    May 15, 2014 11:03 pm
    I must say that Wakaso was quite critical for the team at the 2013 AFCON and he is a versatile player. He can play just about any position except for CB and goalie. Moreover, he is an attack minded player. He is the type of player who can come out of nowhere with a wicked long range shot on goal. In the WC there will be a game where that is needed. In fact, he is someone who could be turned into a striker for the Black Stars in the future. His versatility is a must. Whether we like it or not, there will be an injury to someone during this tournament. I just think that since AFCON 2013 he was shifted into more of a role player than a lead player. I think that because Muntari, Essien and Dede are back he has sort of been lost in the shuffle but I still think he is a critical part of the Black Stars.
  • selfmade says:
    May 15, 2014 11:21 pm
    Wakaso ll never be drop!! He is too experience to be drop!! Is highly unlikely!!
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    May 15, 2014 11:45 pm
    The coach should never consder Wakaso for leftback. He may be 'versatile' but he seems to collect yellow cards every other match even as a midfielder. As a defender, we will be in big trouble if we use him. Not intelligent enough to make clean tackles like Kwadwo Asamoah.
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    May 15, 2014 11:50 pm
    or even Harrison Afful. But he should go as he offers useful options to the coach.
  • Truth says:
    May 16, 2014 12:47 am
    Wakaso will not be dropped. I consider him the 3th best midfielder on the team to only asamoah,and Ayew
  • REDFIRE says:
    May 16, 2014 08:25 am
    Wakaso a versatile player? What a joke. As somebody points out, he is lazy and too slow for the modern game. All he does is commit fouls. And Against Germany and Portugal this will be suicidal. No wonder he lost his regular start since the first WC qualifier against Sudan. If he makes it he will be lucky for there are more energetic; hard working talents in the midfield.
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 05:29 pm
    There are niggas over here who were born and raised in big cities from Philly thru LA to NYC and probably Miami and they make PERSIN HEAR WORD and not some AGYA BA residing in old school slum called LONDON!! Hahaaa
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 04:47 pm
    @ EBENNI BENNY..... KWASIAAAAA!!! U silly prick!! U lil pussy!! Do think I have time to imitate anyone!! Gyimi gyimi!! Woho kanakan like your mothers MENSTRUAL PAD!! Those guys u mentioned are forumites here and everyone know them!! Am not surprised a lot of foreigners called us ughly becasus with u and your NASTY family roaming aimlessly and uselessly in London with these weird and fanciful dresses, foreigners ll always call Ghanaians ughly haahaaaa!! Lol!! I know your father is even more handsome than your MACHO MOTHER who looks like a ghetto SLUT hahahaha! I don't even want to talk about your LESBIAN SISTERS who has bleep all the London small time ghetto gangsters and EFII BOGAS from both Ghana and other African countries and they survived there becasus of using their wretched cheap pussy to help other stranded immigrants hahahahaaa!! And u? Ahahahah! The least said about u the better because I can see a nasty, ughly dwarf Ghanaian with thick neck, RED EYES AND THICK NOSE walking JOHN, JOHN, JOHN without a BOXER SHORT and SCARING OTHER NATIONALS in London hhhahahaa!! Too many Ghanaian villagers and AFUMU PEOPLE in UK giving Ghana a very bad name hahaaaaaa
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 05:06 pm
    @ EBENNI BENNY.. Your stupid mother with BIG BREAST popularly known as MISS BREASTINA with her gaping, flat tyre titties was the only low class Ghanaian women who wanted to marry your irresponsible father for UK residential permit hahahaaa!! Now she has started cheating on your less PRETTY DAD because according to her, her eyes open and NA HO APUU hahahahaaa!! Even that she still look like your nasty ASHAWO GRANDMUM in your village hahahha!! Ugliness is genetically embed in u and your entire family ahhahahaa!! LMAOOOO
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 05:10 pm
    U too small for me and I want u to add your father with BIG BALLS which is LONGER THAN HIS DICK to the debate becasus u have hollow vibes!! Hahaa!! This is my game and when u coming add your lesbian ughly sisters to it !!! U CRACK HEAD!!
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 05:17 pm
    U are in the UK and so what!! UK my fucking foot! I just flodded UK and DUMP IT IN THE GARBAGE!!! What better thing are u doing in the UK than hustling for trains to go to work and come back to that small cockroach infested apartment with probably three or four ROOMATES using the same kitchen and shower and splitting rents btn yourselves hahaa!! I, the INFAMOUS M.A.D.E is beyond this NDOBOA LIVING(,sharing) and am not surprised a low level Ghanaian who thinks he is living in UK so he has made in life comes here, a social forum to make a BIG NASTY FOOL OF HIMSELF!! There are better dudes here on this forum living in more better cities with real life who has lie low!!! UK my fucking backside hahahaaa!! I ll shit in your UK and I ll tear the UK visa and used it as a TEE ROLL to clean my ass!! Motherfucker!!! Hhahaa!
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 05:22 pm
    ABOA like that!! U live and survived on PAY CHEQUE TO PAY CHEQUE and u ll end on the street or in the train when u get fired and u come here looking down upon Ghanaians back home!! U live in UK but I can say that this guy is still FUCKING UGHLY buying from cheap stores and taking government benefits to survive!! UK my fucking foot!! Hahaa!! Even BETTER HORSES ARE JUMPING AND FARTING LET ALONE OFUI LIKE U!! hahaa!! We don't need UK to survive, u Lil cockroach with no MUSTACHE!!! KWASIA PANYIN!!! I SHIT ON U!!
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 03:52 pm
    @ navy pad... Hahaaahahaa!! Aponkye!!! U survived in the US becasus of WELFARE AND EBT and your shit slut mother who just want to pay the bills has no time for FAMILY PLANNING **** every **** every guy and I can say u have different brothers and sisters crammed togather in one SHIT APT probably in some america slum!!! I know your ughly sisters ll be fucking all the GHETTO HOOD RATS for some money!! Hahahahaaa!! KWASIA, LIL STINKING ROACH!!
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 03:39 pm
    @ navy .... U just a lil prick with your mouth dripping from saliva!! Kwasia panyin, my DOG is more SENSIBLE than your and your entire family!! Hhahahaha!! Maybe your were talking about your ABUSUPANYIN or your barefooted,harlot GRANDMOTHER who has bleep all the area guys in your village and has never step out of that slumly bush u called hometown!!! ABOA BIBA like u and I don't blame u but your HORNY BASTARD mother who mistakenly gave her STINKING,HAIRY PUSSY to your dwarf father to give birth to a fucking, useles SASABONSAM llike u hahhahhaa!! U looked different from all Ghanaians because your mother was still giving FREE DOGGY TO all the illegal immigrants to pay the bills and am not surprised a stupid, moron and fucking JUNKIE like u were born!! Next time I ll PAY FOR my dog to **** your mother too motherfucker!!! Hahhahaa
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 03:40 pm
    @ navy.... I have time for u today!! U silly son of GHETTO SLUT!!
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 03:46 pm
    Woho kanakan tei s3 your mother MENSTRAL PAD ahahahhahaaaaa!! ABOA bi like that!!! I know u took after your useless father and I don't expect much from u becasus your father was useless and u were raised probably by your VARIOUS BABE FATHERS who took turns to **** your mother in your CUBICLES whiles u sleep on the COUCH hahahha!! Bum ass NIGGA !!!
  • benny says:
    May 16, 2014 11:48 am
    JNR , my homie, hope ya cool. Still in uk dude?long time on GSN. Keep tight bruv . bless.