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2014 World Cup: Trio; Michael Essien, Christian Atsu and Stephen Appiah leave Ghana camp

Published on: 28 June 2014
Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah on their way to the airport

By Ameenu Shardow

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Michael Essien, Christian Atsu and Stephen Appiah have left the Ghana camp for their various bases in Europe, can confirm.

The trio will not be joining the Black Stars contingent that is expected to set off from Brazil on Saturday night to Ghana.

Essien and Atsu have chosen to join their families in England and Holland respectively while Stephen Appiah who was a member of the Black Stars' backroom staff for the 2014 World Cup has also left for an unknown destination in Europe.

Christian Atsu going through his travel documents.

The trio join Albert Adomah and Adam Kwarasey who have left the Black Stars camp since Ghana's elimination from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The Black Stars crashed out of the tournament after a 2-1 defeat to Portugal which saw Ghana finish bottom of Group G with just one point.

Their returns therefore mean 17 players will be making the trip back to Ghana on a chartered flight from Natal following the earlier expulsion of Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng.

The contingent will leave their team base in Maceio on Saturday evening to catch their chartered flight in Natal.


  • Emmanuel Appiah-kubi says:
    June 28, 2014 07:21 pm
    So what GNS? This is not what we want need read about.thanks
  • Mohammed Abubakari says:
    June 28, 2014 07:45 pm
    After disgrazing us they are now runing away.idiots
  • Mohammed Abubakari says:
    June 28, 2014 07:46 pm
    Come back and face.nonentities
  • Mohammed Abubakari says:
    June 28, 2014 07:47 pm
    Come back and face us.Nonentities
  • askantwi says:
    June 28, 2014 07:59 pm
    Even Stephen Appiah is afraid to come home. I am sure he is involved in this fiasco. Having taken sides with Essien, it is as clear as daylight.
  • aa says:
    June 28, 2014 10:45 pm
    I have no regards for the Ghana team. I am 100% Ghanaian. If ever Ghana plays with KPMG and Muntari I would support Ghana's opponents
  • peter adu says:
    July 10, 2014 07:08 am
    Good luck atsu
  • semabia francis says:
    July 21, 2014 09:46 pm
    Good lack to all the players especialy Atsu n asamoah gyan