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Black Stars Africa Cup of Nations squad out? Muntari, John Mensah snubbed

Published on: 10 December 2012

The authoritative newspaper Africa Sports has published a 23-man squad for Ghana's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations campaign ahead of Thursday's official announcement.

The paper, owned by renowned Ghanaian journalist Kwabena Yeboah, excludes experienced midfielder Sulley Muntari and John Mensah from the squad.

But there is right-back John Pantsil who is set to make his fifth appearances in the finals of the Nations Cup.

Ex-England youth Emmanuel Frimpong, who was recently cleared by FIFA to play for the Black Stars, also failed to make the final squad.

Contrary to rumours, the Ayew brothers Jordan and Andre will be included in Ghana's selected pack for South Africa.

Early on, the local media had speculated that Jordan, the younger, will be overlooked.

Derek Boateng and Samuel Inkoom, who have barely featured for Ukrainian side FC Dnipro, all made the cut.

Berekum Chelsea winger Solomon Asante is the only out-field player to have made the squad alongside goalkeepers Fatau Dauda and Daniel Agyei.

In-form Victoria Guirmaraes left-back David Addy was not named in the squad but rather China-based Lee Addy.

Ghana's squad:

Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey, Fatau Dauda, Daniel Agyei

Defenders: Isaac Vorsah, John Boye, Harrison Afful, Jerry Akaminko, Jonathan Mensah, Samuel Inkoom, John Pantsil, Lee Addy.

Midfielders: Derek Boateng Solomon Asante, Mubarak Wakaso, Rabiu Mohammed, Kwadwo Asamoah, Anthony Annan, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Christian Atsu.

Attackers: Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Majeed Waris, Emmanuel Clottey.

Have Your Say: Do you think these players deserve to be in Ghana's final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations?

 

Comments

  • akapa says:
    December 12, 2012 12:06 am
    now ghanaians these can be the squad; keepers Adam kwarasey,Fatau Dauda,Daniel Agyei Defenders;John Pantsil,John Boye,Jonathan Mensah,Isaac Vorsah,Harrison Afful,Devid Addy,Jerry Akaminko.Midfielders; Kwadwo Asamoah,Anthony Anan,Mubarak Wakaso,Albert Adomah,Andre Ayew,Christian Atsu,Agyemang Badu,Afriyie Acquah,Derek Boateng.Attackers;Asamoah Gyan,Boakye Yiadom,Majeed Waris,Emmanuel Clottey.
  • sadat says:
    December 11, 2012 07:17 pm
    am happy that wakaso is in the Team . allahu akbar
  • jaycube says:
    December 11, 2012 04:58 pm
    IF DIS B DE SQUAD WAT ALL OF U GO FIT DO U DEY TALK LYK LIKE U ALL DEY KNOW SMTIN BUT FOAARD
  • Shaun says:
    December 11, 2012 11:33 am
    PEOPLE, THIS IS THE CHOICE AND PUBLICATION DONE BY AN INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST KWABENA YEBOAH. HIS SPECULATION. RE-READ THE CAPTION "Black Stars African Cup of Nations Squad Out?" question mark at the end.......depicting Its a QUESTION being asked. IT DOES NOT STATE THAT THESE ARE THE PLAYERS CHOSEN BY AKWASI APPIAH. WHY ARE YOU ALL GRUMBLING HERE.....LETS JUST WAIT FOR THE OFFICIAL LIST FROM THE HEAD COACH. YOU CAN ALSO POST YOUR LIST THOUGH...LOL.
  • ruth birago says:
    December 11, 2012 11:49 am
    pls Ghanaians let giv d coach de chance das wat he there for, tu select gud squad nd win d cup das all;why de pressure
  • ROKA says:
    December 11, 2012 10:55 am
    this is not true cos acquah and adomah will make the official squad
  • azumah says:
    December 11, 2012 08:29 am
    i dont wanna believe dis. cuz it is absolutely weird to replace david addy with lee addy
  • tuutu says:
    December 11, 2012 07:43 am
    The dis squad is the worse ever no natural left back and pls lee addy should be out aaaaaaa akwesi
  • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:
    December 11, 2012 07:28 am
    frog, u dont know shit SO SHUT UP. NAME 1 PLAYER WHOK U THINK CAN PLAY BETTER ON THE RIGHT WING THAN ABEYIE. NAME 1... ABEYIE N MPONG ARE THE BEST IN MY OPINION
  • Frog says:
    December 11, 2012 06:35 am
    Ppl who calling for abeyie shd stop that.It is getting old and annoying.WTF.Since being released by Arsenal,the guy has spent his time drifiting from club to club and only got the Pantanikos move only last season and he is not exactly lighting up that league.So where is the hype from??or is it because he is fast??He is just a poor mans Theo Walcott.He can't pass,can't dribble and cant even cross a ball.He doesnt even help in defensive duties.Pls we need more than that from a winger.
  • Rahim sumba says:
    December 11, 2012 06:10 am
    Fake squad
  • BRENTO says:
    December 11, 2012 05:27 am
    WHEN DID ANDRE AYEW BECAME A STRIKER. WE NEED MUNTARI AND JOHN MENSAH THATS ALL
  • Dr Who says:
    December 11, 2012 04:31 am
    The squad is fake bcos Afriyie Acquah is missing while Derek is in there.
  • ghanaman says:
    December 11, 2012 01:57 am
    Who?? It was not me!!
  • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:
    December 11, 2012 12:22 am
    TWEEAAAA, AKWASIA APPAIH IF U WANT TO LOSE UR JAOB AFTER AFCON. I DARE YOU TO GO TO AFCON WITH THIS SQUAD. INFACT, U WILL BE A FOOL TO GO THERE WITH THIS SQUAD. IDIOT, UNEDUCATED MONKEY.
  • Abrantie says:
    December 11, 2012 12:22 am
    Wow, such a weak squad. We wouldn't make it out of group stage
  • ezra yegban says:
    December 11, 2012 12:15 am
    David Addy should brought in for Lee Addy.Inkoom has no business in the dat squad.
  • Godfred sarpong says:
    December 10, 2012 10:04 pm
    i think that akwasi appiah lead by that akwasi nyantakye wants 2 spoil we team 4 us.(musuo n ka wom)N ghana will not reach any where like they r death.
  • yopoo says:
    December 10, 2012 07:54 pm
    You are the Ape crazy man u were jubilating when Atta mills died bury your ass in shame.
  • junior mafia says:
    December 10, 2012 07:54 pm
    Lool inkoom in da squad means its fake,aqua should b der
  • degas says:
    December 10, 2012 09:13 pm
    hahahaha.gh for u.
  • yopoo says:
    December 10, 2012 07:38 pm
    NPP is dead and buried Akwesi Nyantekyi nest we will put u all to shame these Akufo Addo people
  • Ghanaman says:
    December 10, 2012 07:42 pm
    Get politics out of football you foolish APE!!
  • obele says:
    December 10, 2012 07:26 pm
    where is afriyie acquah and quincy abeyie
  • Prynz says:
    December 10, 2012 06:48 pm
    Lee Addy is not a black star material. Mr.coach i think David Addy is a better substitute of Lee. Ghanaians are ready to criticize you so do not be influenced with any bribe. Tanx
  • Coach says:
    December 10, 2012 05:26 pm
    Guys it clear has a ? Mark in d headline, pls lets all calm down, coach appiah can clearly not take this squad to afcon, where is Sulley muntari, David Addy, Afriyie Aquah, they must b included. We need active players. No joke please we need to bring d title home. Period!!!
  • Nana Kwadwo says:
    December 10, 2012 04:58 pm
    Thank you bro.
  • kayblaze says:
    December 10, 2012 04:59 pm
    this totally wrong.... lee addy ahead of daniel addy this totally nonsense... how? daniel addy is by far better than lee addy is not as if, we dont know them both, dan addy plays day in day out in portugal, and lee addy plays in china, waaa look... kwesi please pls .... we beg u , if its true, u dnt need to be a coach to know this...
  • Black Stars Africa Cup Of Nations Squad Out? Muntari, John Mensah Snubbed says:
    December 10, 2012 05:24 pm
    [...] View the original article here [...]
  • azieman says:
    December 10, 2012 04:21 pm
    I think is just a joke , bcos some of the won't be part of even Amputee team , hw much more Black Star.
  • Justice Twumasi says:
    December 10, 2012 04:22 pm
    where is DAVID ADDY QUINCY AND FRIMPONG
  • dr.peace says:
    December 10, 2012 04:31 pm
    we ve to support the coach n players...amen
  • zinton torres says:
    December 10, 2012 04:35 pm
    derek boateng inkoom, warris, lee addy ,solomon asante shd be excluded. Afriyie acquah, david addy boakye yiadom, Quincy shd be chipped in dats all de cup wud be ours . End of statement
  • Dready says:
    December 10, 2012 03:56 pm
    Boakye Yiadom,Quincy,Afriyie Acquah,wakaso,Atsu Christian,Nana Asare,Waris are the players this Kumasi coach should look at or he will fail and loose his job for real.He should dare to include useless and back pass derek boaten,inkoom,lee Addy,jordan.Kumasi coach be careful or u willl loose your job for Maxwell Konadu.
  • Damascus says:
    December 10, 2012 03:29 pm
    Ahhhh puuuu.... This story is fake, how can we be respected if we go with a team like this.. How can a currently inform left back like David addy not make the cut.What did coach AA see in Derrick and Inkoom this season?? Nothing because they didn't even play matches.It would not b fair to take benchwarmers or standwarmers and leave active playing boys at home.. AA be wise!!
  • PEE says:
    December 10, 2012 03:03 pm
    Boakye Yiadom is the hottest striker right now. AA cannot leave him behind. The above story is FAKE.
  • Freeman osman says:
    December 10, 2012 02:44 pm
    This is rubbish.inkoom and boateng hav not feature for their since the season started,so why should the be included.anyway,lets wait and see if this squad is the real squad.
  • Nana, USA says:
    December 10, 2012 02:47 pm
    Folks! you must read the article before making any comments. The coach has nothing to do with this squad. This is someone's opinion, not from the coach.
  • Kwabta says:
    December 10, 2012 03:02 pm
    Tank God! Atleast ghana won't be lucky dis time around.
  • Nii Kwatei says:
    December 10, 2012 02:36 pm
    No worries.. When lee addy is in the squad and David Addy isn't, then you know the squa report is fake;)
  • Ghanaman says:
    December 10, 2012 02:39 pm
    There are 24 names on the list so how is it a 23 man squad.
  • Nana Kwadwo says:
    December 10, 2012 02:41 pm
    Ghanaians, Ghanaians, Ghanaians! if you could read very well, the headline is a question mark and the first paragraph says....published for.....
  • Eddy says:
    December 10, 2012 02:41 pm
    Are u serious with the black stars with these players then we should not waste our resources and go there.
  • kantoose says:
    December 10, 2012 02:31 pm
    AKWASI APPIAH, AKWASI APPIAH, AKWASI APPIAH IF YOU MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THIS SQUAD TO AFCON WE GHANAIANS WILL ALSO MAKE SURE YOU LOSE YOUR JOB! YOU THINK YOU CAN PLAY WITH OUR HEART EH? YOU MUST BE JOKING!!!!
  • Simony- General says:
    December 10, 2012 02:24 pm
    I think Incoom should be left out cuz of inactiveness in his team.
  • KOKO BI HAPPY says:
    December 10, 2012 02:24 pm
    why should they exclude inform Daniel Addy for Lee Addy?? noooo!! this is totally sick!
  • kwame pito says:
    December 10, 2012 02:23 pm
    This must be a SPOOF! otherwise.... derek boateng?? samuel inkoom??? Lee Addy?????? hahahaha i dey laugh k3k3
  • Nana Kwadwo says:
    December 10, 2012 02:16 pm
    Mr. Abudu, read the first paragraph and tell me if the information came from the coach.
  • Ghanaman says:
    December 10, 2012 02:16 pm
    This is a fake squad. Makes no sense!!
  • Kwame Adu-Gyamfi says:
    December 10, 2012 02:15 pm
    If fit I would like to see Sulley Muntari and even clubless John Mensah. I would also like to see Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Sulley Muntari and Afriyie Acquah in the midfield rather than Derek Boateng, Solomon Asante, and Rabiu Mohammed. I would also replace Anthony Annan with Andre Ayew and replace Emmanuel Clottey with Richmond Boakye.
  • abudu says:
    December 10, 2012 02:06 pm
    Apuuuuuu dis squad has no future wid out Adiyiah mr coach am reli disappoint in u. Adiayiah play n in good shape u pick bench plays n low league players ahead of him. Ghana for u
  • Mochacho-USA says:
    December 10, 2012 01:57 pm
    This is bullshit squard
  • Mochacho-USA says:
    December 10, 2012 02:01 pm
    Please Kwabena Yeboah stop pushing this squard on the coach,cos there other players too.......Nana Akwasi ,David Addy, Abbeyie etc....so stop selling this squard to the coach
  • Ernest Fosu says:
    January 21, 2013 07:17 am
    Honestly I'm nt happy with dis team, is dis going to b de end of laryeh kingston? It will b by miracle we win dis nations cup