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Defender Awal Mohammed refused visa for Ghana friendly against Cape Verde

Published on: 14 November 2012

Defender Awal Mohammed was unable to join Ghana's squad for the friendly international against Cape Verde on Wednesday.

The Maritzburg FC player could not secure a visa to join the Black Stars in Lisbon for the pre-Africa Cup of Nations warm-up match.

Mohammed was handed his debut Ghana call-up after impressive displays in the South African Absa Premiership.

He has a remote chance of making Ghana's squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

"I feel a bit disappointed but I have taken it in good faith," the former Kotoko centre-back told

"I have spoken to the coach and he has assured me that if I continue playing good, I can get another opportunity."

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah wants to assess the fringe players before naming his final 23-man squad for the 19 January- 10 February tournament.



  • Blow says:
    November 14, 2012 11:58 pm
    Ghana displayed a very tactical brand of soccer and hoping the building process is over.Zambia are also in fine form beating South Africa 1-o.Akwesi needs to make-up his mind so the fringe players will know where they stand. Come 2013,all matches involving the Black Stars need to start at a high tempo with good possessive ability.
  • kantoose says:
    November 14, 2012 03:43 pm
    he already knows he stands no chance of making it to the final squad
  • Tanko says:
    November 14, 2012 01:00 pm
    Can someone please clarify: What was the reason for the visa denial??
  • access says:
    November 14, 2012 10:26 am
    Gh,3,4,5,6&competitionid=&archive=no&sel_comp=no&p=2ana vs Cape Verde. links..