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Kwarasey dropped from Black Stars squad to face Uganda, Togo in AFCON qualifiers

Published on: 20 August 2014
Adam Kwarasey said Black Stars goalkeepers' coach must be changed

Norway-based goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey  has been axed from the Black Stars squad to face Uganda and Togo in next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, sources close to the player have told

The Stromsgodset captain has not received a call from Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah informing him of his call-up and with the squad expected to be named on Wednesday it looks like he has been axed.

This means the shot-stopper will not be part of the squad to be unveiled by coach Kwesi Appiah following a Black Stars management committee meeting on Wednesday.

Kwarasey looks to have paid the price for questioning the competence of Black Stars goalkeepers' trainer Nassam Yakubu following the World Cup in Brazil.

The shot-stopper lashed out at Yakubu in an interview with Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang hinting that he would not be part of the Black Stars set-up if the goalkeepers' trainer is not changed.

With Yakubu, who is regarded by many as the finest goalkeepers' trainer in the country, most unlikely to leave the post, Kwarasey will not play in the side unless something dramatic happens.

"It’s no point travelling to Ghana if it’s other things than how you perform that decides if you play or not," Kwarasey told the Norwegian newspaper after the World Cup in Brazil.

Fatau Dauda was the preferred choice for Yakubu during the World Cup which seemed not to have gone down well with the Stromsgodset captain.

Kwarasey played in the match against the USA before Dauda took over the post in the subsequent matches against Germany and Portugal.

The absence of Kwarasey means other youngsters will be given the chance to impress the Black Stars coach.

Do you think Kwarasey should be dropped for lashing out after the World Cup? Make your views known in the box below:


This article has 20 comment(s), give your comment
  • felix says:
    August 20, 2014 04:58 am
    I will support Black stars until this coach and cortupt Goalkeepers trainer are sacked....Is Fatau bettet than Kwarasey? Corrupt GFA.
  • felix says:
    August 20, 2014 04:59 am
    typing error...*i will not support*
  • freshericluv says:
    August 20, 2014 04:48 am
    Same was said of Dede n Jordan prior to the nations cup,we all know wat happened.kwasi is not a coach.the whole GFA is corrupt n need a clean up even if Ghana get ban.match fixers
  • fish says:
    August 20, 2014 03:22 am
    God is watching you journalists at the dirty way of finding money.You blokes have thrown your morals away and fighting for money.If Appiah is to release his squad on Wednesday,how did you know Kwarasey was dropped?.We are all watching to see if clueless Appiah will invite Fauda,who is still inactive.Is Yakubu the coach or just the keepers trainer?.
  • Dr Who says:
    August 20, 2014 02:08 am
    Kwarasey feels bitter when Dauda is in post which doesnt auger well for team work.As a player,no matter how another player is chosen over you,you dont show bitterness.out of this same bitterness,it cost Sammy Adjei a place in the BS...Its a privilage to be called into the BS,its not a mandate.
  • Otieno says:
    August 20, 2014 02:04 am
    Uganda this is the moment ,good crosses from the wings n shoot on sight.
  • KojoLee says:
    August 20, 2014 01:06 am
    Hummm Muntari out, KPB out, Kwaresey out and Essien unknown. Are we going or coming.
  • Holy says:
    August 20, 2014 07:16 am
    Tweaaaaaa is dauda better dan Kwarasey?? lets wait n see we ll nt go to Afcon 2015
  • Zambia waatete(KOFTOWN) says:
    August 20, 2014 05:03 am
    God will punish all this corrupt officials,we will not qualify for this African cup trust me.
  • Ghanaman says:
    August 20, 2014 05:23 am
    Kwarasey said he did not want to travel all the way to Ghana to warm the bench. Maybe the coaches decided he would not start and Dauda was preferred so why force him to travel for the bench!!
  • kaba says:
    August 20, 2014 06:20 am
    the keeper is right because it was too clear for all to know that the guy is not liked by the officials of black stars.too strange actions against him, is too much.
  • papadinho says:
    August 20, 2014 04:41 pm
    May thunder fire AA and his family. Stupid ass coach. Ebola should catch him quick sef. Bless
  • afrikaba1 says:
    August 20, 2014 08:00 am
    Kwarasey does not feel bitter when Dauda is in the post. He feels bitter when he work so hard to become Ghana's number one and then dropped 45 minutes before a game because of Gyan and John Boye's dictating to Akwasi Appiah.
  • Sparcles DNA says:
    August 20, 2014 10:19 am
    Dz so called coach Appiah is simply clueless,visionless and bankrupt ....z dada a keeper??....apuuuuuuuuuuu
  • Nana(RSA) says:
    August 20, 2014 10:20 am
    Nothing is working in Ghana football today due to corruption, autocracy, lack of respect for the young and selfishness. If this continues, we should forget about winning anything.
  • Asem says:
    August 20, 2014 10:49 am
    Ko kunfu! Black Stars will always be there!no man is an island wai !
  • Asem says:
    August 20, 2014 10:51 am
    Dr ! meda wo ase!
  • spellBOUND says:
    August 20, 2014 11:34 am
    Honestly, until something unforeseeable happens... i.e: failing to qualify for the nations cup,,, we are stuck with these corrupt pot-bellied GFA members and their clueless coach... God help us...
  • Ghanas son says:
    August 20, 2014 12:41 pm
    God punish Kwasi Appiah for destroying our team. Every choice Kwesi Appiah takes is wrong. You give Asamoah Gyan captains arm band because he sings(jama) and that boost morale of the team. That is primitive. Akwasi Appiah has had issues with Essien, Muntari, KP Boateng, Dede, Jordan, Kwarasey and more to come. We still call this fool a coach. It is obvious that he is intimidated by top quality players. Clueless stupid coach destroying Ghana football. God punish you
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 20, 2014 03:41 pm
    It is human nature to express yourself. Expressing bitterness is not a sin, especially when you are right. It was not bitterness out of jealousy, it was bitterness out of not doing what was right by the technical team. Do you people really understand what you comment about? or you just like to type something because you can? Kwarasey was right in expressing his feelings. He did it the right way. He did not start a fight with anyone. He merely stated a fact. Who looses if they dont call him back? We all expressed bitterness when GFA failed us in Brazil. Does that mean we were wrong to express our disgust at them? If they ask for our support and prayers, so should we able to express ourselves when they dont do things right.