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Ghana FA rules out interfering in World Cup player selection

Published on: 17 March 2014
Black Stars

By Rahman Osman @iamrahmanosman

The Ghana Football Association has ruled out any possibility of getting involved player selection for this year’s FIFA World Cup finals.

Former Ghana coach Claude Le Roy had earlier in the week raised the red flag that top officials are likely to impose their players on head coach Kwesi Appiah.

But the Football Association has been quick to water down that suspicion and claims the coach has a free hand to choose his troops.

"We the FA have never and will never get involved in player selection matters that is for the Coach," Ghana FA Vice-President Fred Crentsil told

"We have our duties we owe the team, and player selection are that of the Coach it's as simple us that.

"The ultimate aim of the FA is to serve Ghanaians and ensure we all chalk success and we are ever ready to ensure that we continue to aid the coach and give him the required space he needs to operate effectively."

Ghana face a tough assignment in Group G against USA, Germany and Portugal.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • Hackman says:
    March 17, 2014 07:41 pm
    Nice caution frm Claud Le Roy.this year, we re goin to be vigilant like NPP,NDC officials observin ballot counts in Ketu & Bantema respectively.
  • access says:
    March 18, 2014 02:37 am
    If GFA leave AA to make his own selectins Ghana will win the World cup
  • keith from germany says:
    March 18, 2014 06:20 am
    I dont believe these fa officials because we know that some of these officials will surely interfere in the coaches work. Look at the way the Fa officials are always close to the team and are always assesing training sessions. Thats is very unproffessional because Most of these european national teams dont always have their top fa officials at the training grounds. They stay away from the team so that the coaches n technical staff will have The time to be able to work with the players. U only see their top fa officials at matches or during the press confrence. I dont believe any of these fa officials.