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EXCLUSIVE: Black Stars contingent to land in Accra without quartet as Kwarasey, Adomah, Essien and Atsu head to Europe

Published on: 28 June 2014
Michael Essien and three other players won't be on the Ghana plane to Accra

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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The Ghana 2014 World Cup contingent are expected in Accra on Sunday but quartet Adam Kwarasey, Michael Essien, Albert Adomah and Christian Atsu will not be on the plane to Kotoka International Airport, can confirm. 

The entire Ghana contingent are expected to head back home after their elimination from the competition as they failed to progress beyond the group stages of the tournament.

Norway-based goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey was the first player to leave the team's camp after seeking permission from team officials to attend to his wife who has delivered their first child while he was on international duty.

Middlesbrough forward Albert Adomah has also returned to England while Holland-based Christian Atsu and Michael Essien are also expected to fly to their various European bases today.

This means only 17 players will travel to Accra as duo - Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari were dismissed from the Ghana camp on Thursday.

Ghana's campaign came to an end on Thursday after the finished bottom of Group G following their defeat to Portugal in their last Group G game.

Defender Harrison Afful will also fly back to France just after touching down in Accra as his club has called him to report to their camping base in France.

At the Kotoka International Airport, the reception is not expected to be warm as most Ghanaian fans are disappointed with the team's performance.


This article has 23 comment(s), give your comment
  • ginadan says:
    July 01, 2014 10:58 pm
    President kwesinyantakyi is a fool greedy man nd should be force to resign we don't care about fifa.
  • ginadan says:
    July 01, 2014 10:51 pm
  • Piotoo says:
    June 28, 2014 05:34 pm
    AA ya br3 wu... The guy is just stupid that is why he doesn't want to resign. A coach with first 11 and he is the only coach who will include stupid adomah in a team. AA must resign.
  • Nii says:
    June 28, 2014 05:16 pm
    Essien should be careful and atsu as fr adomah i nt blame him. Bcus he shouldnt hv been called whiles aboagye is dere . Hmmmm AA ur player selection was nt gud. Gud luck next time.
  • AK says:
    June 28, 2014 04:17 pm
    I hope that later this year, Michael Essien will not come soliciting the support of Ghanaians for his so called 'charity match'. He should look elsewhere to organise it. Some of these players who are successful today forget that they were products of our juvenile national teams. Today, they treat 25 million people like crap. It is as if owe them. What is the crime that we ordinary Ghanaians have committed such that you cannot dignify us with your presence? Is it supporting you and believing in you and allowing our taxes to be used in paying your hefty bonuses all these years? OK. Thank you. Remember, there is along life after football. That is when we would really see the men that youturn out to be.
  • Hammes says:
    June 28, 2014 04:00 pm
    Kwasi Appiah was our problem. He is the one to blame not any Ghana FA. We were not having good coach when we went for the world cup. We saw it from the beginning. All blame must to be on Kwasi Appiah. He must remove.....
  • Ghanaman says:
    June 28, 2014 12:51 pm
    Come ghana for what. To face our stupid jornalist. Crazy fools. They want dollars to chop
  • askantwi says:
    June 28, 2014 12:56 pm
    What was Essien reason for not flying to Ghana? He is the most coward of all the players. He stays behind the scenes instigating unrest and commotion in the locker room, just like snake under grass.
  • PITO says:
    June 28, 2014 01:04 pm
    I have a feeling even Kwarasey is dissapointed. How can he play second fiddle to an orlando pirates second goal-keeper infron to the world? BAD REP! I said it after afcon 2013, AKWASI APPIAH WILL DESTROY this team. watch and seeee
  • selfmade says:
    June 28, 2014 01:11 pm
    U see, when u have a sports minister who is mean and wick, nothing goes well for the country! U going for such a big global event like and the WC and u take along some good for nothing sluts like becca or whatever, Jackie appiah and all those fools, the end results wldnt be pretty! Ghana has gone to the DOGS and this country is heading into a calamitous disaster! Everything is upside down and we have disgrace ourselves in Brazil because we have one moron, with a big head and some unfanciful haircut who looks like a CHIMP as the leaser of the delegation! This man was all over Brazil spending millions of bucks of this nasty slut call appiah or whatever just to get pussy and sometimes people has no shame! Ankrah or whatever his name is, should take a critical look at Hus personality and tell us if any woman ll take him serious! A very a ughly man with no attractive features and a dumb one as well, was our leader to Brazil! A smart man ll know that u can't PUSSY HUNT in Brazil because people ll be watching u but this low level son of a bitch, with no dick was doing exactly that in Brazil with that cheap slut! Am reliably informed that some of the players said that, even our minister is chilling so let's us also chill and our downfall was this UNFANCIFUL MORON! When I was a first year student of KNUST, I saw mahama in UNITY HALL and I walked up to him and told him that he is a real gentleman and that one day he ll be our president and he laughed! Now, my prophecy has come to pass and he is indeed our president but am so much disappointed! If this man doesn't take care, the likes of this FATTY MAN called ankrah ll bring him down! This man is a very foolish man and am just wondering why we ll give such a sensitive positions to such a RETARDED, IMMATURE MORON LIKE HIM! This was a guy who was making fun of national MELCOM DISASTER when people were crying for help from the debris and GOD punishment is upon him and anything he ll handle! Karma ll one day get him! Mark it!
  • keith from germany says:
    June 28, 2014 01:13 pm
    if i were to be kwarasey i will never play under kwesi appiah again for ghana AA is clueless and he has no idea.Look at italian coach Ceasare Prandelli,he stepped down after failing the whole of italy. Thats what we call a wise descision. But the blackman will try to stay to worsen his case. The way europeans are bashing african football and our indescipline makes me sometines feel bad as an african We wonder why these people mock us. but we deserve all the mockery because we have ourselves to blame. AA must go because blackstars is no his family property. since two yrs he is buillding without a having his first team.
  • Eric says:
    June 28, 2014 01:40 pm
    I think it will be reasonable enough to sack Akwesi Appiah
  • Papadinho says:
    June 28, 2014 01:41 pm
    Kelvin: There are a lot of issues revolving this team which Ghanaians dont know so they say what they feel like. They are all corrupt and they always want ti make money from us without working for it. I know i may not be called into the team again but im highly elated dat i belong to anti corrupt group in the team ( Sulley, Dede Ayew, Jordan Ayew ,Kwarasey, Kwadwo Asamoah, Essien n myself) It is very insane for John boye n Gyan to tell the Manager to drop Kwarasey for Dauda just 45min before the match, all because he cant speak the local language to command the central defence. Im very dissapointed in the manager and the entire staff. What is the use of so many GFA officials here. We are very sorry to Ghanaians for what happened but we were pissed, for they were using us as their "cash cow" to dube the nation. How can players dictate to the manager. So i asked, what is the role of the so-called technical bench? #copied#
  • Cookes says:
    June 28, 2014 01:53 pm
    Kwasi Appiah and his technical team do not have what it takes to compete at the highest level and should be replaced. The best goalkeeper Ghana has with attributes similar to the best in the world like the German, Italian, and Belgian keepers is Adam Kwarasey. Instead of building him up for the tournament, they conspired to kill his confidence when playing for Ghana. The corrupt goalkeeper's trainer even doubled as Dauda's personal trainer. Where else in the world is this done? Like a contributor said, if I were Kwarasey, I'd seriously ponder playing for Ghana with this same technical team.
  • Corrupt...Gov't says:
    June 28, 2014 01:58 pm
    All de entire team must b disolved wit immediate effect...we need transperancy in every corner...some ppl must b jailed ..corrupt gov't leads to corrupt Nation..Beta Corruption Agenda...if u r ruled by criminals nd cheap ppls dis r sm of de results u get...
  • sami says:
    June 28, 2014 02:12 pm
    kwasi appiah. please find aother job. leave ghana . go to another country. please do me a favor and stop doing anything with football. this is not your sport.
  • Prince stunna says:
    June 28, 2014 02:23 pm
    Lyk ur father dude
  • Shoota says:
    June 28, 2014 02:46 pm
    Self made you also have a problem. You people and your flawed reasoning. You saw him and just thought that one day he will be President? Why? Because he is gentle. Nkwasis3m. What a slave. Lol. That's how you pick your leaders! Then you come and complain.
  • Abdul says:
    June 28, 2014 02:51 pm
    What ever it is, Ghana needs a Keshi... Nigerian FA and sport ministry have learnt lots from the coach's firmness in decision. Osaze and Yobo are living witnesses to how the coach handled their big ego... Mikel was given several match break, which gave birth to the emergence of Onazi and Gabriel. Even the one whose goals remained the most crucial during AFCON success "Mba" was not speared after coming to camp on the third day. Ghana needs a technically gifted, but stubborn and independent minded indigenous coach.
  • Benny says:
    June 28, 2014 03:04 pm
    When l was creticising AA prior to the WC,many were those who call me hater. AA did everything to undermine Kwarasey all because of bribes from Dauda. Stupid comedian Dauda,celebrating like a school boy for saving a header from Ronaldo. AA was a disaster waiting to happen but Ghanaians were blindly patriotic .Three months to the World Cup,he was hoping around for ideas. I know more want to read about what happened in Brazil because it makes me angry. As for AA,he should resign and stop that nonses of wants to build for the future.
  • lolvsfunny says:
    June 28, 2014 03:39 pm
    What Kevin said here must be investigated. In Ghana anyone who stands up to speak for his rights is tagged as someone who doesn't respect. If you are timid to talk then you are respectful. Tweaa. This kinda mentality must change.
  • lolvsfunny says:
    June 28, 2014 03:49 pm
    AA must Resign before the next AFCON. I don't wish for this to happen but I foresee us losing a couple more of our stars all because the mishaps at the WorldCup. If you like I can name possible players who will join Muntari and KPB. As of now, unity is broken among the stars. Essien,Dede,Jordan,Kwarsey,Kasa,
  • Abena says:
    June 28, 2014 07:29 pm
    Western analysts would say that african teams have potential but their mentality will not get them far. I taught that they were just being derogatory towards the ghanian team and african football in general. Honestly action speaks louder than words and I'm actually starting to believe that there is indeed a major mentality issue. The blackstars cant move further if the root of the issues remain unresolved. From the failling gfa, unnecessary & ridiculous government interferance, uninspired coach to the behaviour of players. Sending a plane with 3 milli cash government money to brazil, seriously? What country would do that ? This needs to stop now smh!