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Greuther Fürth defender Baba Rahman in line to make Ghana's World Cup squad - report

Published on: 18 March 2014
Baba Abdul Rahman

By Patrick Akoto 

Greuther Fürth defender Abdul Baba Rahman has been tipped to make Ghana’s 2014 World Cup squad following his stellar performances for the German second-tier side.

The 19-year-old is among 30 players penciled down for the country international friendly against Holland on May 31, Accra-based Happy FM reported on Tuesday.

The left-back has become an important piece in defense for Frank Kramer side this term where his consistent displays as earned him plaudits from the 40-year-old manager.

Highly regarded as one of the finest talent to have emerged from the African country, Rahman is yet to get his chance with the Black Stars despite being called-up on three occasions.

The often reliable radio station reported the former Asante Kotoko defender is among a pool of 30 players Kwesi Appiah intends to call-up for the friendly against the Dutch as he firms up his final squad for the tournament in June.

The Dreams FC product must however fight for his places in a fierce contested position which has Tunisia-based Harrison Afful, Daniel Opare, David Addy, Lee Addy and Samuel Inkoom all in contention.

Rahman has insisted he can squeeze into the final 23-man squad after churning out impressive displays for the German outfit.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Adebayo says:
    March 18, 2014 04:12 pm
    Jeff Schlupp is much faster and stronger in holding off attackers than Rahman. And Schlupp has the added advantage of versatility!
  • sticky straw says:
    March 18, 2014 04:36 pm
    They will rush this boy to retire from football this guy will be more matured come 2018 why do we have to rush this guy into the world cup mmm we have a lot of more option
  • keith from germany says:
    March 18, 2014 04:38 pm
    Bro adebayo without disrespectin your view baba rahman is very strong and good in the air. His overlappin is simply fantastic. Since i live here in germany,i have had many opportunities to watch his team and i miss admitt if AA give this boy the chance he will solve the left back position with ease. AA called this chap on many occaision but he didnt play him. AA is always playing players out of position. Baba rahman will solve the problem easily.
  • lion-fire says:
    March 18, 2014 04:39 pm
    Add schulpp in there rather
  • keith from germany says:
    March 18, 2014 04:55 pm
    Sticky raw@ why are they rushing the boy? How old were rooney,trezeguet,henry,özil,schweinsteiger,müller,podolski,götze,owen when they played for their various national teams? We africans are fond of uttering this statement"allow him to mature" or"allow him to grow". We always think backwards thats why We will never move on. If the boy is capable of doing the job why do u guys always say we shouldnt rush. 80% of the german team are made up of young guys who were exposed earlier to international. If u dont start them now,when do u want them to start? They have to start from now to enable them mature into experience players. Even here is the diaspora they are many 30 years old bosses leading big companies. They are leading n managing these big companies not because of their ages but rather becus of their competence,qualification and good works. Something like this wont happen in africa becuz the old dont wanna pave way for younger ones who has fresher skills and more ideas. Holla me back if u dissagree bro.
  • Ken says:
    March 18, 2014 07:12 pm
    What is his manager doing? AA lives in UK but turned blind eye and deaf ears to the call up of Jeffrey. What's going on in Ghana football?
  • real sabacious says:
    March 18, 2014 09:51 pm
    I have more confidence in Jeffrey schlup and baba Rahman than Afful, Opare and David addy on the left full back. I have been monitoring all the above players and I can boldly say schlup and baba can match any striker in Brazil. So far schlup has impressed me a lot with his performance for Leicester lately . This a guy who is play in the same League just like Adomah and his team in top of the championship and sure bet to play in the premiership next season but strangely nobody is talking about this young chap. Who is strong and powerful player . The next 2 months is very critical! ! Some players gonna loss form and others will peak . Akwasi Appiah please shine ur eyes oooo!!!
  • sticky Straw says:
    March 19, 2014 07:00 pm
    @ keit from Germany do know that Toni croos of German national team played the same under seventeen tournament with the likes of Daniel opare and co in Korea but he wasn't in their national team in 2010 they gradually fix him two years now so pls don't throw dust into our eyes because you are living in Germany I was once living in belgium 18 years now I have been going there for holidays so pls don't boast of being in Europe ok