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Kwesi Appiah heaps praise on Yahaya Mohammed, tips him to make Ghana World Cup squad

Published on: 21 January 2014
Yahaya Mohammed

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has singled out Yahaya Mohammed for massive praise and says he could be considered for a place in the Ghana squad ahead of the 2014 World.

The Asante Kotoko ace has been the most outstanding player at the ongoing CHAN tournament with matured performances that has earned him many admirers.

Mohammed was voted man-of-the-match during their 1-1 draw against Libya last Friday and the Ghanaian trainer, who is in South Africa monitoring the performance of the team has showered praises on the 25-year-old especially.

"I have been impressed with the performance of the goalkeeper and the central defenders, but Yahaya Mohammed has been excellent for the Ghana team right from the onset,” he said.

"His movements in and out of the box has been excellent and that is what you demand from your striker."

"I think a lot of the (CHAN) players can play at full international level and it is a point I have made to them whenever I have spoken to them before the first two games.

"But there are no names penned down yet even though I am still keeping an open mind.

"But clearly if some can be considered for future Black Stars campaign ahead of the world cup it will be one or two, and clearly Yahaya Mohammed will be among them, because his records in this tournament has shown."

Mohammed is suspended for Tuesday's group C game against Ethiopia.


  • ras-nick says:
    January 21, 2014 07:35 pm
    The guy is not bad, he have something non of our striker, s have.we may need him at some time. I dont even know which club he play 4 but he, s a beast.
  • Kobby says:
    January 21, 2014 05:06 pm
    Yahaya is a big player and can bully defenders with his size.
  • guy says:
    January 21, 2014 04:33 pm
    Which Yahaya. Even if we were blind we can still see that he is hogwash. no where near playing the Black Stars. Appiah himself is just a waste
  • KojoDC says:
    January 21, 2014 02:46 pm It's just not fare to insult because you are hiding somewhere. would you have done the same thing if he is around?
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    January 21, 2014 02:36 pm
    Am guessing none you have seen Yahaya play, great players start from somewhere, that boy is good,so just because he is a local player does not mean he cant become a big player for Ghana national team,are all the players from the national team groomed straight from overseas or did they start in GHANA.
  • Lord Dennings says:
    January 21, 2014 02:18 pm
    Great player, but whose place is he going to take? Definitely not Gyan. We now have strikers? Adiya, Andre, Boakye Yiadom, Waris,Yahaya." Who the cup fit" ........
  • OGYA says:
    January 21, 2014 02:07 pm
  • kuukuphilly says:
    January 21, 2014 01:36 pm
    so who's place is he coming to take..I hope not waris.
  • Accees says:
    January 21, 2014 01:26 pm
    That rastaman is not world class player.....
  • Accees says:
    January 21, 2014 01:23 pm
    None of this local black stars players deserve to go Brazil..Ghana best players are all playing in overseas .....
  • gynico says:
    January 21, 2014 01:12 pm
    as3m b3ba dabi, I dey laugh loud.
  • TEACHER says:
    January 21, 2014 12:21 pm
    Good one there Great Porcupine.