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Fulham wants to block Boateng from joining Ghana for 2013 AFCON

Published on: 04 January 2013

By Ameenu Shardow

Rumour has it Derek Boateng has been told to stay away from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as a condition before being offered a contract by Fulham.

The 29-year-old is in talks with the English outfit after undergoing a routine club medical on Wednesday.

Boateng as reported, will be offered a short term loan deal but must forfeit his participation at the 2013 Nations Cup before he is allowed to sign the dotted lines.

The development will come as a massive blow to the Black Stars who are already without Michael Essien, John Mensah and Sulley Muntari for the tournament to be hosted in South Africa.

This rumour also surfaces on the heel of news Yahaya Mohammed has been ruled out of the Nations Cup with a groin injury.

This has left coach Akwasi Appiah with only 25 players to work with at the intended training camp in Abu Dhabi.

It also brings the number of strikers in the team to three with only Asamoah Gyan, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and Emmanuel Clottey remaining.

It is at this point unclear whether the rumour about Boateng is true but Fulham will be desperate to have their intended new signing play for the side from the onset.

He has however been called into the Ghana national team for the Nations Cup the Black Stars hope to win after a 31-year wait.

Comments

  • yvonne says:
    January 04, 2013 08:26 am
    Can Akwasi Appiah actually make changes to his provisional squad? we can cope without derek ba 3 strikers 4 bugabuga afcon is nt cool at all. wat if one is injured or smethn? AA act now!
  • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:
    January 04, 2013 08:39 am
    I WANT TO BLOCK DEREK FROM GOING TO AFCON 2013. HE WAS AT AFCON 2012 AND ALL HE SUCEEDED IN DOING WAS COLLECT RED CARDS. HE PLAYED AGAINST ZAMBIA IN THE AWAY GAME AND THOUGHT HE WAS BRUCE LEE...LOL FOOLISH, GREEDY N OLD PLAYER. LET HIM GO FOR HIS DAILY BREAD AT FULHAM. HE WILL BE RELEASED VERY SOON JUST LIKE PAISNTIL. TWEAAA. LOOK AT ALL THE MESS! THE TURNAMNT HASNT EVEN STARTED AND LOOK AT ALL THE MESS! IT TELLS U SMTHING ABOUT AA AND THE GFA. INCOMPETENT, MEDIOCRE PPL. HOW DO U EVEN GO TO THE CASTLE BEFORE U GO TO A TOURNAMNT? NO, U WIN THE CUP, THEN U COME N SEE THE PRESIDENT. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN THE US. NO TEAM GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE BEFORE GOING TO A MAJOR TOURNAMNT. IF THEY WIN THE TROPHY, THEY R INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE.....I SMELL DISASTER GALORE FOR GBSTARS IN S AFRICA FOLKS. IM SORRY
  • Appiah Ernest says:
    January 04, 2013 08:40 am
    Derek Boateng should not be too nationalistic. He should learn from Inkoom's espirience. I will advice him to play for Fulham if he wants to play for the Black stars in the near future.
  • Ghanaman says:
    January 04, 2013 09:23 am
    you are an idiot!!
  • bin gbagbo says:
    January 04, 2013 10:48 am
    Ghana is already out
  • Ghanaman says:
    January 04, 2013 03:52 pm
    Get out of jail first Gbagbo!!! Ghana is superior to your useless Ivory Coast!!
  • kantoose says:
    January 04, 2013 03:57 pm
    fulham no problem.you can block him and keep him, no problem but please leave Andre Ayew for us.
  • Robeen says:
    January 04, 2013 06:30 pm
    Yaya, Boateng and Dede? Akwasi Appiah should act smart by calling Quincy, Jordan and Asare NOW. No excuses Mr Appiah !!!!!!