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2014 World Cup: I was stunned by the inclusion of Jeffery Schlupp, says Ghana FA Ex.Co member Moses Armah

Published on: 13 May 2014
Jeffry Schlupp made Ghana’s provisional squad for the World Cup

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana FA Executive Committee member Moses Armah admits he needed some convincing after being stunned by the inclusion of Jeffry Schlupp in the provisional Black Stars squad for the 2014 World Cup.

The Leicester City star was one of the surprise inclusions in the provisional 26-man squad named by coach Kwesi Appiah on Monday.

Sclupp alongside David Accam and Afriyie Acquah were big beneficiaries as a reward for their impressive form for their respective clubs.

Moses Armah who also doubles as a member of the Black Stars management committee however reveals he had to be won over by the coach over the selection of Schlupp who had played just once for the Black Stars.

“I think these are the best players we have for now,” Armah told

“I was surprised about Jeffry [Schlupp], I have never seen him before but when he [the coach] showed me the clip of him, he is fantastic.

“And I think he is one of the best players for our No.3 position.”

Kwesi Appiah will prune his team to the required 23 for the World Cup after the international friendly against the Netherlands on May 31 in Rotterdam.


This article has 17 comment(s), give your comment
  • Benito says:
    May 13, 2014 11:42 am
    Saha I share the same view but I don't think it's advisable to drop a goalkeeper.this a good problem for the coaches,if any is not serious with camp rules and training the the axe can fall on him ,I don't give a shit who he is...our eyes and we mean business.
  • Adebayo says:
    May 13, 2014 08:05 am
    It's best you shut up because this indicates how closely you follow world soccer. Fortunately you are no longer in an administrative position with regard to Ghana soccer.
  • Viper says:
    May 13, 2014 08:05 am
    So they employed the use of video analysis,interesting,hopefully the coach has something up his sleeves because thats a very useful squad.Really impressed with the list.
  • Viper says:
    May 13, 2014 08:16 am
    I wouldn't drop Accam for anything...thee mantle is certainly on the players now,you have to pull your weight in camp or will be dropped,I like the fact the coach picked 26 players instead of either 30 or 23,this keeps everyone on their toes,increasing the competitive nature of the players,every selected player will then feel justified... I must say,I would be the first to advocate for Essien's inclusion but with the energy of Afriyie Acquah and Accam,I wouldn't be surprise to see Essien dropped.
  • African Consciousness says:
    May 13, 2014 09:04 am
    Jeffrey Schlupp will help secure the left back position with his strength and size he will be able to replace Harrison Afful when Ghana plays big teams like Germany. He is also excellent scoring from set pieces, especially corner kicks. Liverpool, and other Premier league clubs are seeking his services. He has the speed and confidence to shut down or at least slow down Ronaldo. Sir Alex Ferguson liked him. Coach Appiah means to make history and his team selection and back room staff says it all.
  • kwasi says:
    May 13, 2014 09:22 am
    Now let see which players akwasi appiah will drop. I don't think akwasi will drop adomah , because of how closed they are as family.
  • Papadinho says:
    May 13, 2014 09:32 am
    Ahahahahahahaha the Americans are Damn scared after AA released the squad . Now they’re saying their hope is on the Portugal game cause Portugal is the only beatable team they see now. Lol. Guys, kindly join me over there to comment : Bless
  • papa nkrumah says:
    May 13, 2014 07:50 am
    i wonder whether the coach showed him the clip of schlup before or after the release of the list. clearly shlup has earned his place. as for the other three players to be dropped, i feel so sorry for the coach. they are all so deserving. possible candidates like adomah, accam, jordan, rabiu, essien and sumaila are all good players. hmmm...
  • Daniel Nmatey Konlaa says:
    May 13, 2014 09:42 pm
    Ghanaians like complaining too much, allow the coach to do his work, when he fails then we have every right to nail the nail on his head. Now all Kwasi need is our prayers. From Monrovia
  • 21guns says:
    May 13, 2014 05:06 pm
    The guy is tough and strong he can handle Ronaldo very well
  • McDonald says:
    May 13, 2014 03:36 pm
    Good work by Dr. A. A Sumaila is good but raw Accam is great but inexperienced Adomah is good on the flanks but soft. That's my view
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 13, 2014 12:40 pm
    Hehe! They are scared with their balls shrinked in between their legs lol
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 13, 2014 12:44 pm
    How do you drop your third keeper?have you heard this somewhere before and where?
  • Pablo says:
    May 13, 2014 01:45 pm
    @ Saha, how can you expect a keeper to be dropped. The three players to be dropped are 1. Albert Adomah 2. Albert Adomah 3. Albert Adomah. He is just not a Black Star material period. Guys whatsapp me and let make some really good money. Only serious brothers should contact me, not guys who act like ladies.
  • Pablo says:
    May 13, 2014 01:54 pm
    my contact is 0247212030.
  • Saha says:
    May 13, 2014 10:21 am
    This Jeffrey Shullup is good play well done coach
  • Saha says:
    May 13, 2014 10:25 am
    Players to be drop Jodan ,Sumaila,Adams