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Afriyie Acquah set for Parma starting role against AC Milan on Sunday

Published on: 15 March 2014
Parma's Afriyie Acquah to start against AC Milan

By Papa Sarpong

Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah could be handed a starting role for Parma against AC Milan on Sunday in the Serie A.

The holding midfielder has been in fine form and Parma coach Roberto Donadoni is expected to him his 10th start of the season at the San Siro venue.

Acquah has played 709 minutes in 16 matches for the sixth-placed side and had rave reviews in the Italian media.

The development increases the prospects of three Ghanaians playing in the fixture.

The 21-year old could face compatriots Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien as Milan fight to prevent four straight defeats in the league.

Acquah is fighting hard for recognition as Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah prepares to name his final squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.


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  • boro says:
    March 16, 2014 01:48 am
    We still do not have a competent option for Rabiu Mahammed in the Holding midfield role. AA has still not been able to solve this problem of the BS lateral defense to even think of the option. Instead of AA bringing this Acquah guy into the BS to learn from the old horse like Essien for him to provide option for Rabiu this coach is not doing that but continues to invite people like Inkoom has lost his form due to his own stubbornness. When we advised him to stay at FC Basel he chose money and left due to his greediness. He even lectured us by saying that he is going to be coached by one of the best coaches in the world bla! bla! Meanwhile, this Acquah guy has been playing week in and out for Parma ever since he returned from Hoffenheim on loan in Germany.
  • keith from germany says:
    March 16, 2014 07:43 am
    Good point bro boro.but bringing on Afriyie Aquah wont solve the problem. After Rabiu mohammed,Agyemang Badu is a good option. Kwadwo asamoah and kevin prince Boateng can all play that role becuz currently at schalke null vier,boateng is playing that holding role with a little freedom to move forward when the chance is there. Let me tell you AA has no clue of using the players at their right places. At the mundial i will never start essien together with muntari. Essien for me must start from the bench because essien has lost his sharpness and he is rusty.. Muntari must be paired with a holding midfielder. Look at the left back where we have a problem. I have been saying that baba rahman can easily solve the left back position. He called the boy on many occaisions but didnt feature him. How can u know whether he is good or bad good if u dont feature him? Guys let me tell you we dont have any problem with the blackstars players position. The main problem is we dont have the coach to use them at their right positions because the coach has got the materials in abundance. And also at the goalkeepers position,all of us know that Kwarasey must be number one but due to inner politics,nepotism and favouritsm dauda is being favoured. Kwarasey is a class. AA must be bold
  • sticky Straw says:
    March 16, 2014 09:18 am
    @ Keit from germany the only player who can solve the left back position is kwadjo Asamoah not baba raman and the right back micheal essien remember this not under 20 is world cup baba will be matured in 2018 but for now I don't think he is world cup material .talking of black star holding midfield Anthony annan we all knew is best man for that role but due to nepotism they call agyemang badu who is in the same situation as Anthony annan . agyemang baodu is bench warmer in udinese and remember shalker 04 is better football club than udinese so why akwasi appiah not trying Anthony annan too and see whether he is Still a good player because a good player can be a bench warmer in a great team .wakasu,badu,rabiu,inkoom,dauda all this names are bench warmers in their clubs with no world cup expirence but they are still playing for black stars why why why not Anthony annan the favouritism of players selection will let Ghana come home early in the tournament.that's why I don't like black coaches .Afriyie acquah can even play that role better than agyemaang badu may may the spirit of Kwame nkrumah and the entire big six have mercy on akwasi appiah and the entire Ghana football association.
  • keith from germany says:
    March 16, 2014 10:22 am
    Bro sticky straw with all due respect u got it all wrong on the anthony annan issue. Annan is not even a bench warmer at schalke 04. He doesnt even regularly make the 18 man squad for the bundesliga games. And u cant take the under-20 tournament last year in turkey to judge baba rahman who for me alongside with assifuah,acheampong and aboagye were the best ghana players. Apart from these players the rest werent up to zhe standard. Baba rahman is a good leftback by all standard. All AA gotta do is to try him at that position. Not only for a game but at least two games to access him well. And u cant compare kwadwo Asamoahs juventus role to his blackstars role. At juventus he plays in a different position in a five man midfield that means juventus plays 3-5-2 formation. With kwadwo asamoah's potential,it will be suicidal to feature him at the left back whereby he strength lies in tbe playmaking role. Go and watch the afcon 2010 when the master tactician milovan rajevac placed kwadwo asamoah at the right place in midfield. He excelled at that position both in angola and as well as in south africa. Sticky straw please with all due respect open your eyes and check your facts. Hope u take my point of correction in good faith.
  • sticky Straw says:
    March 16, 2014 09:33 pm
    @ keit from germany with all due respect I was in turin for holidays and I have seen kwadjo asamoah playing as left back in juventus even a blind man who cannot see could tell u that kwadjo Asamoah is been struggling miserably anytime he was ask to play the midfield position in black stars he a very good player we've all seen him playing left back for juventus during champion league group stage .Mr keit from Germany pls don't throw a dust into our eyes because midfielders for juventus are pirlo,kpogba and Vidal kwojo asamoah always play as left back