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2014 World Cup: Rahim Ayew backs Afriyie Acquah for Brazil

Published on: 25 April 2014
Afriyie Acquah

Black Stars midfielder Rahim Ayew believes Parma youngster Afriyie Acquah deserves a call-up to play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The Asante Kotoko player argues that Acquah has been impressive in the Serie A where he is enjoying regular playing time.

Acquah has made 23 league appearances and scored one goal this season since joining on-loan from German side TSG Hoffenheim.

“For me, I think playing regularly in a strong league like the Italian league is enough prove that one is ripe for the World Cup,” Rahim, son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele, told

“Acquah has played well this season and I know coach (Kwesi Appiah) is monitoring him and to be fair to ourselves he is a candidate to go to Brazil.”

Rahim was an unused substitute at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.


  • Benny says:
    April 25, 2014 12:34 pm
    Afriyie Acquah is doing well and l love to see him selected but you never know with AA. I don't trust him at all.How he managed to pick bench warming supremo Dauda alia Mr ugly face over Kwarasey beats my imagination.
  • harry says:
    April 25, 2014 08:11 pm
    AA is only blocking the chances of other Ghanaian coaches who want to coach the Black Stars.Only black coaches will have soft spots for king of bench warmers(Dauda) in a low league like South African league.
  • sululudubai says:
    April 26, 2014 09:06 am
    @harry who r d coaches u r talkin about AA is blocking,in Ghana now which local coach is better then him.plz let us tink b4 we say sometin here!