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2014 World Cup: Potential Ghana squad

Published on: 09 May 2014
Kevin-Prince Boateng

With the World Cup now less than 40 days away, the footballing world will soon descend upon on Brazil.

Here, we focus on Ghana and the potential squad they will take to the tournament.

In the last World Cup, Ghana were knocked out in the quarter-finals in controversial fashion by Uruguay. If they can make it through their group this time it will be a big boost for the team, with tough opponents to come in Germany, Portugal and USA.

It's a tough ask but Kwesi Appiah will be looking to motivate his squad to do just that. Ghana have a number of well-known players that play in Europe and can perform on the biggest stage.

Probable squad of 23:

Goalkeepers - Fatau Dauda, Adam Kwarasey & Stephen Adams

Defenders - John Boye, Jerry Akaminko, Daniel Opare, Harrison Afful, Samuel Inkoom, Jonathan Mensah, Rashid Sumaila and Jeffrey Schlupp

Midfielders - Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah, Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Wakaso Mubarak, Albert Adomah, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Andre Ayew

Forwards - Asamoah Gyan, Majeed Waris, Christian Atsu and Jordan Ayew

Key Player - Kevin-Prince Boateng. The former Portsmouth and current Schalke star has all the tools to be a defining player in this World Cup, especially with the teams he's played for and what's he done.

He's possibly not fulfilled his potential but this World Cup could answer any critics with his pace, trickery and ability to score crucial goals.

Player to watch - Majeed Waris. The young striker has impressed since moving to Valenciennes and has been seen as the potential saviour for the team with nine goals. His pace has been crucial.

The manager - Kwesi Appiah. He took the role in April 2012 and since taking charge he has managed fourth place in the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

Appiah has dealt with numerous stars going into exile but they have returned for the World Cup.

With this squad being viewed as the golden generation of Ghanian football, now could be the time to showcase what Ghana and Appiah can do.

Comments

  • Pito says:
    May 10, 2014 11:11 am
    BOAKYE YIADOM BIAKYE YIADOM BOAKYE YIADOM BOAKYE YIADIM BOAKYE YIADOM WE SUFFERED AT AFCON 2013 BECAUSE OF SHORT PLAYERS!!!! BOAKYE YIADOM BOAKYE YIADOM BOAKYE YIADOM!!! HIS HEIGHT UPFRONT WILL COME OF GOOD USE!
  • Sammy k says:
    May 10, 2014 08:55 am
    Accam should definitely make de squad....more vim AA
  • Pastor Canada says:
    May 10, 2014 03:19 am
    My list: 1. Kwarassey 2. Dauda 3. Stephen Adams 4. Inkoom 5. Afful 6. Akaminko 7. Opare 8. Boye 9. Vorsah 10. Essien 11. Rabiu 12. Badu 13. Muntari 14. Andre Ayew 15. Atsu 16. Gyan 17. Warris 18. KP Boateng 19. Wakasso 20. Adomah 21. Annan 22. K. Asamoah 23. Jonathan Mensah
  • reagan says:
    May 09, 2014 08:48 pm
    Jordan will surely make it to Brazil. To the enemies of the Ayews go to hell
  • DOGO says:
    May 09, 2014 09:48 pm
    I like you selection. I think you are right on point. I favor ACCAM for the last spot. The guy seems to be more serious and shows hunger for success than the rest. His attitude is kind a like Majid. Jordan is Ok but he is swollen headed. I think he believe he has attain greater heights already. Yiadom has been given a lot of opportunities hasn't made any meaningful or significant impact in the team yet. But whatever the coach says is what i will support. Just can't waite for June 16.
  • Divaro says:
    May 09, 2014 10:59 pm
    The GSN squad really looks like what Akwasi Appiah will go with. Most of the players out of the least like Vorsah and Rabiu has been out for sometime now. I would have loved to see Acquah and Accam though but everyone cannot make the final selection. But seriously this squad really looks so much like the final 23, trust me. If there should be changes, it will not be more than two.
  • Rokavilla says:
    May 10, 2014 12:02 am
    I fnk Ghanasoccernet squad is almost it, the only issue is Rabiu. N I fnk he must replace Sumaila cos we dnt need him dat much. Essien will not play midfield, if we r serious n therfor he can partner Boye even ahead of Akaminko. So is Rabiu 4 Sumaila n das de squad
  • skilful says:
    May 09, 2014 05:37 pm
    what there is no Rabiu in de team..... Afriyie acquah...... dats why is a probable line up
  • Bayonet says:
    May 09, 2014 05:52 pm
    Great selection but I think we should sacrifice Jordan with Afriyie Acquah
  • Listen Up Akwesi Appiah says:
    May 09, 2014 06:06 pm
    AA should convert Akaminko to the right-back, Jeffrey at the left-back with Jona and Boye at CD, will make our defence-line more than formidable - four tall strong guys, WOW !!!.
  • kayblaze1 says:
    May 09, 2014 06:07 pm
    where is David Accam,,,,,,,,,,, I think Accam can edge out Adomah
  • ogyam says:
    May 09, 2014 06:16 pm
    Inkoom,Jordan all out.foolish inkoom whose wife doesn't respect GFA
  • Ken says:
    May 09, 2014 06:16 pm
    Isaac vorsah and John mensah will make the list. Sumaila will give Rolando thousand freekicks. Rabiu/Annan will make it as well. Essien and Muntari needs suitable replacements. I hope AA gets it right with the selection, Ghana is fond of leaving behind quality players. Anybody remembers Kwadwo Asamoah at AFCON 2008? Majeed Waris at AFCON 2013?
  • petit says:
    May 09, 2014 06:43 pm
    Probable squad of 23: Goal Keepers.....Fatau Dauda, Adam Kwarasey and Richard Kingson. Defenders-John Boye, Jerry Akaminko, Daniel Opare, David Addy, Samuel Inkoom, Jonathan Mensah,Issac Vorsah ,Baba Abdul Rahman Midfielders - Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah, Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Wakaso Mubarak, Rabiu Mohammed,Yussif Raman Chibsah of Sassuolo and Christian Atsu. Forwards - Asamoah Gyan, Majeed Waris,Kevin-Prince Boateng and Jordan Ayew
  • Big E says:
    May 09, 2014 07:07 pm
    Where is Christian Atsu?
  • ASENSOH says:
    May 09, 2014 07:12 pm
    I have always maintained this 23-man squad below for the past 2-3 weeks: GOALKEEPERS 1. ADAM KWARESEY 2. FATAU DAUDA 3. STEPHEN ADAMS DEFENDERS 4. SAMUEL INKOOM 5. DANIEL OPARE 6. HARRISON AFFUL 7. JEFFERY SCHLUPP / DAVID ADDY / BABA RAHMAN 8. JOHN BOYE 9. ISAAC VORSAH (IF FIT) / RASHID SUMAILA 10. JONATHAN MENSAH 11. JERRY AKAMINKO MIDFIELDERS 12. MICHAEL ESSIEN 13. SULLEY MUNTARI 14. KWADWO ASAMOAH 15. ANDRE DEDE AYEW 16. EMMANUEL AGYEMANG BADU 17. RABIU MOHAMMED / MUBARAK WAKASU 18. CHRISTIAN ATSU 19. ALBERT ADOMAH (NOT BECAUSE HE DESERVES, BUT BEING KWESI APPIAH'S BOY) ATTACKERS 20. ASAMOAH GYAN 21. KEVIN P. BOATENG 22. MAJEED WARIS 23. DAVID ACCAM / R. BOAKYE YIADOM / JORDAN AYEW (only if Kwesi Appiah decides he wants to please Abedi Pele)
  • real sabacious says:
    May 09, 2014 07:55 pm
    I think Adomah and sumaila won't make to the final 23.I predict the following selection(23)Keepers kwarasey,Daniel Agyei and Dauda. Defenders;Inkoom,jonathan,Boye,Afful,Opare,Vorsah ans schlupp Midfielders;Sulley,Dede,Wakaso,Rabiu,Essien,K.Asamoah,Badu and Atsu Strikers;Gyan,Kp Boateng;Warris and Jordan. ... There some underhand dealings going to take David Addy over schlupp just some individuals selfish interest but currently schlupp is better than Addy.I will advise Schlupp to quite Tony Yeboah's agency if he fails to make the cut to Brasil.
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 09, 2014 05:03 pm
    Great selection if it was to be. Good luck coach. Shame some players i like couldnt make it but good luck ghana. Love from tema
  • HNH says:
    May 09, 2014 05:11 pm
    Jerry Akaminko makes way for Isaac Vorsah
  • papa says:
    May 10, 2014 02:49 pm
    thats that. all AA need to do is motivate the guys. Germany and Portugal are just as good as anybody. we can beat them and any other team. " can do it" spirit is crucial. thats what we lacked against uruguay in SA.