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Ghana coach Appiah travels to UAE today to meet captain Asamoah Gyan over World Cup plans

Published on: 11 February 2014
Appiah will travel to meet Asamoah Gyan in the UAE on Tuesday

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday (today) to monitor his captain Asamoah Gyan and discuss their plans for the 2014 World Cup, can exclusively reveal.

Appiah, who spent the whole of last month in South Africa monitoring players at the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), will continue his work with with the visit to Al Ain.

Appiah will watch one match of his captain and is expected to discuss the Black Stars plans for the World Cup with his skipper.

He is expected to spend three days in Al Ain watching Gyan train with his club too as he figures out the plan of deploying his deadliest arsenal for the tournament in Brazil in June.

Appiah is monitoring his players as he follows through his plan of reserving seats on the flight to Brazil for only the best players.

The Black Stars coach before the World Cup draw stated clearly only the best players will be assembled to represent the country.

“We want the best players and only the best players will be going to Brazil to represent the nation,” Appiah said in a recent interview.

“My greatest concern is to have all my players available and without any injuries. I pray for that. I hope we arrive in Brazil with a solid unit and we will take it from there.”

Ghana are drawn against Germany in Group G alongside Portugal and the United States in the first round of next year’s World Cup.


  • Chu says:
    February 11, 2014 12:03 pm
    Waste of time, waste of time. Use this time to find a leftback and a natural right winger. Inkoom is no where near the fitness level of Godfred Saka and Rabiu should even start making way for Anthony Annan
  • boro says:
    February 11, 2014 03:14 pm
    I have always tipped these below crop of players to make the 23 man squad: Goalkeepers: Adam Kwaresey, Fatau Dauda, Francis Adjei Defenders: Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye, Daniel Opare, Isaac Vorsah, Jerry Akaminko, Rashid Sumaila, Midfielders: Michael Essien, Albert Adomah, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah , Sulley Muntari ,Afriyie Aquah, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, Rabiu Mohammed, Wakaso Mubarak Strikers: Majeed Waris, Asamoah Gyan, Kevin-Prince Boateng These players throughout our qualifiers both in the world cup and Africa cup as well as the Africa cup tournament in 2013 have acquired the class of possibly being selected into the BS team, no doubt about that but what they need is to maintain their form in order to be part of the 23-man squad else they can be ejected by these next crop of players though the road is long for these players and need to work extra harder because in football anything is possible. These players could possibly break into the above class of players: Goalkeepers: Stephen Adams, Razak Braihimah, Richard Kingston Defenders: Masahudu Alhassan, Nana Akwasi Asare, Lee Addy, Seth Konadu, Abeiku Ainooson, Kwabena Adusei, Nuru Sulley, Godfred Saka, Joshua Tijani, David Addy, Harrison Afful, Richard Kissi Boateng, Samuel Nkoom Midfielders: Alfred Duncan, Maxwell Acosty, Isaac Cofie, Enock Adu Kofi, Kwame Quansah Isaac Sackey, Bismark Adjei-Boateng, Ishmael Yartey, Seidu Salifu, Emmanuel Frimpong, Rahman Chibsah, Frank Acheampong, Bennard Kumordzi, Edwin Gyimah, Solomon Asante Strikers: Jeffrey Schulpp; Oduro; Shadrach Eghan, Ebenezer Assifuah, Samuel Afum, John Antwi, Jordan Ayew, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, Dominic Adiyiyah
  • kuukuphilly says:
    February 11, 2014 10:15 am
    coach please no partiality in selecting ur players,,,I hope you've find a suitable replacement for adiyiah and inkoom because am sick and tired of seeing inkoom making useless runs that don't produce anything..