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Kwarasey named in Ghana's starting line-up to face Montenegro - KP Boateng, Muntari benched

Published on: 05 March 2014
Kwarasey will start as Ghana's goalkeeper in the match against Montenegro

Goalkeeper Adam Kwasarey has been handed a rare start for Ghana as he is in the starting line-up to face Montenegro on Wednesday night with coach Kwesi Appiah giving several Black Stars bench warmers the chance to impress in the match in Podgorica.

Also named in the starting line-up is left-back David Addy and Mubarak Wakaso who have been unable to command starting places in the team in recent matches.

Top players Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Kevin Prince Boateng and Kwadwo Asamoah and Sulley Muntari will all start the match from the bench with coach Appiah keen on giving the chance to others who have not played in recent matches.

In-form Emmnauel Agyemang Badu, who has also been absent in the Black Stars starting team in recent matches, will also start in the match as he will partner Michael Essien in the centre of the midfield.

Jordan Ayew who has been absent in recent matches for the Black Stars will also start as he will team up with Abdul Majeed Waris who is in blistering form in France.

Kwarasey has been given the chance to show if he can command an automatic first place in the team as Fatau Dauda was excluded from the 20-man squad invited by the coach.

The Norway-based goalkeeper now has the chance to silence his critics by playing well in the match while Stephen Adams will start from the bench.

Badu, Wakaso, Jordan Ayew and Addy have recently been over shadowed by some of their team-mates but coach Appiah wants to give all the players a fair chance if impressing before he names his final squad for the World Cup.

John Boye will partner another in-form player Jerry Akaminko at the heart of the defence with Daniel Opare playing at his favourite right-back position while Addy takes the left-back position.

Kick off is at 1700 local time.

Ghana line up

Adam Kwarasey, Daniel Opare, David Addy, Jerry Akaminko, John Boye, Michael Essien, Christian Atsu, Agyemang Badu, Majeed Waris, Jordan Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso.

Subs: Stephen Adams, Asamoah Gyan, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari, Samuel Inkoom, Jonathan Mensah, Albert Adomah, Kwadwo Asamoah, Andre Ayew.

What do you think about Ghana's starting line-up? Do you think someone else should have started? Make your views known in the box below

Comments

  • Edem - Toronto says:
    March 05, 2014 06:12 pm
    it's a friendly. I commend the coach for the call-up and testing some unproven talent. To make sure he has cross his T's and dotted his eyes. People on this site need to chill. We are ranked in the 30's in the world and it doesn't matter. Only thing that matters will be on performance at the world cup. Keep your mouth shut and stop this nonsense about God and evil. I dislike when so called Christians use the Lord's name for hate and shit talk. Yes - I am an atheist, but i understand that my fellow man needs the belief in a high being to keep hope alive. Let the man do his job.
  • Nii says:
    March 05, 2014 05:52 pm
    @Zambia Soccerman why some Ghanaman eat you wife or your girlfriend
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 04:50 pm
    Fuck all ghanaians
  • young says:
    March 05, 2014 05:03 pm
    any websites??
  • Asem says:
    March 05, 2014 05:11 pm
    Ghana down under 1min thru penalty!
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 05:14 pm
    You haven't seen nothing yet. You will lose this game fools. I hope you lose, you loud mouths chimps.
  • johnny says:
    March 05, 2014 05:25 pm
    Ghana down by 0 - 1. Penalthy committed by David Addy in less than a minute. Good possession by Ghana (67%) lack finishing.
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    March 05, 2014 04:49 pm
    Ghana will lose as they are mediocre.
  • Benny says:
    March 05, 2014 04:44 pm
    This squad shows how clueless AA is.Essien is not the Bison of old.He is slow and can't run.Wakaso,Atsu just love to run and shoot.AA Should have played K.Asamoah Instead of Wakaso in this mix.If A.Badu don't pump his game,we in for goals galore in the 1st Twenty minutes. Jordan and Waris ,what combination is this.I wish our boys the best but for AA,l am not sure whether he has what it takes.
  • prime says:
    March 05, 2014 04:41 pm
    GTV
  • OGYA says:
    March 05, 2014 04:35 pm
    I believe you my brother, Akwesi Appiah that stupid uneducated fool will fail in his attempt to set Adam Kwarasey up for failure. They are all against Adam because he has not conformed to the way they do business in the Black Stars “Pay Bribe”, because of that they, I mean the coaches are coming up with dumb excuses of why Fatau is the number one goalkeeper. Seriously? Fatau better than Adam Kwarasey? no human being with a thinking brain will even suggest that. They will all fail ion their attempt to sabotage Adam Kwarasey
  • OGYA says:
    March 05, 2014 04:32 pm
    Yeah, Akwesi Appiah that stupid uneducated fool will fail in his attempt to set Adam Kwarasey up for failure. They are all against Adam because he has not conformed to the way they do business in the Black Stars "Pay Bribe", because of that they, I mean the coaches are coming up with dumb excuses of why Fatau is the number one goalkeeper. Seriously? Fatau better than Adam Kwarasey? no human being with a thinking brain will even suggest that. They will all fail ion their attempt to sabotage Adam Kwarasey
  • Divaro says:
    March 05, 2014 04:01 pm
    Any TV station to telecast the game?
  • Ghanas Son says:
    March 05, 2014 03:54 pm
    Actually this is a very good squad. I hope our bogus TV stations will show the match
  • ElectedDauggterOfGod says:
    March 05, 2014 03:50 pm
    Some guys here need to shut up and watch AA is doing...regardless Adam is going to brazil n will be starting line up over Dauad... God bless Ghana
  • ElectedDaugtherOfGod says:
    March 05, 2014 03:52 pm
    Good luck to the men .... God bless Ghana
  • Kweku says:
    March 05, 2014 03:11 pm
    Boys Kasa whats wrong with this squad this is a serious squad y blaming the coach for this selections if u no get nothing better to say just shut up. Ur Mothers
  • hafiz says:
    March 05, 2014 03:27 pm
    with comitment in this squad, a lot will b achieved
  • johnny says:
    March 05, 2014 03:47 pm
    Ok. I am hoping for the neckline to gel. We need that. Please , Jordan, don't hang onto the ball for too long
  • jjj says:
    March 05, 2014 03:02 pm
    I have always rooted for Kwarasey. He needs a bit of self believe and he will be in post for GHANA in Brazil
  • banger says:
    March 05, 2014 02:51 pm
    DNT GET ME WRONG GUYS.I LIKE ADAM K BUT GIVE THE COACH A BREAK.ALL THIS TALK BASHIN DAUDA IS NOT NICE.DURIN TRAINING THE STAFFS ARE THE ONES ON THE FIELD NOT US.AND ALL THIS BULLSHIT TALK BOUT GOD PUNISHIN APPIAH IS NONSENSE.GOD HAS NOTHIN TO DO WITH FOOTBALL MY FRIENDS.LET THE COACH DO HIS JOB,AT THE END OF THE DAY IF HE FAILS HIS JOB IS ON THE LINE.GUD DAY,
  • achiba says:
    March 05, 2014 02:14 pm
    Good selection.well done AA.wish them all the best.
  • EA1us says:
    March 05, 2014 02:25 pm
    Folks, calm yourselves I believe Kwarasey will be the 1st choice. A.A is not that stupid, don't you think he wants prove something to the world? C'mon guys, a coach could say certain things, but that necessary doesn't mean it's true. The man [Appiah] is known as "silent killer" and it's just a matter of time, dauda is done!! Very important.....don't forget FRANK ACHEAMPONG!!
  • massa says:
    March 05, 2014 02:38 pm
    This shows that GSN doesnt like Kwarasey. Look at the article they wrote."kwarasey has been handed a rare start...." Shame unto GSN. You never use that staement for Fatau in his club. I know God is on this young boy Kwarasey's side. If you dont know that he is a special child, check his date of birth 12/12.
  • Ghost of Sparta says:
    March 05, 2014 01:53 pm
    Very smart move Akwasi. Very youthful squad. Am curious as to how they are going to perform. This is pretty much the future team. This is the best stage and perfect setting for experiments and i totally agree with your selection. If anything goes wrong, you can still bring in the big guns. Am still arraging a ticket and waiting for you here in Holland. Go get em. Greetings, Al
  • Nana Ahenkan says:
    March 05, 2014 02:05 pm
    All is good I wish them best
  • b4world says:
    March 05, 2014 01:49 pm
    not every player in the starting line up will make it 2 brazil,depending on what happens,some will be eliminated
  • Ken says:
    March 05, 2014 01:49 pm
    Kwarasey won't fail. The defenders wants to impress the coach as well. Atsu is going to explode in this game.
  • Michael says:
    March 05, 2014 01:46 pm
    No weapon set up against kwarasey shall prosper in the name of God. Is God who decides and chooses a leader not a man. AA if u have any intention of doing this U will see ur end. Why do u put our number keeper with the sub. Players .Boye just returned from injury. Not sharp as before .
  • Michael says:
    March 05, 2014 01:30 pm
    No weapon fighting against kwarasey will prosper in the name of God. Is God who chooses not human being. All the best of luck Adams .
  • Papadinho says:
    March 05, 2014 01:12 pm
    Is a set up. He just want to prove everyone wrong by selecting Kwarasey with the subs. God is watching u A A. And the same God will punish u. I wish Kwarasey the best of luck. God bless