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Maiden call-ups for Duncan, Mohammed for Cape Verde friendly, key players left out

Published on: 05 November 2012

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named two debutantes and several non-regular members for this month's friendly against Cape Verde.

Inter Milan midfielder Joseph Duncan and Awal Mohammed of Maritzburg United have been handed their debut Black Stars call-ups for next week's game in Lisbon.

Several players who have recently not had the chance of playing for the Black Stars have been recalled for the game with Derek Boateng and Samuel Inkoom returning to the fold.

Holland-based Nana Kwasi Asare has also been recalled to the team as well as Kissi Boateng of Berekum Chelsea, Albert Adomah and Richmond Boakye Yiadom.

Several players who look to be firm favourites for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations have been excluded as goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, John Boye and Isaac Vorsah are all not part of the team.

Also left out are Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Kwadwo Asamoah and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu as the coach gives the opportunity to other players on the fringes of the squad to impress before the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations warm-up match will be played at the University of Lisbon Sports Stadium on 13 November.


Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold, Ghana) and Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals, Ghana)

Defender: Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), John Paintsil (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Kissi Boateng (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana), Nana Kwasi Asare (Utrecht, Holland), Jonathan Mensah (Evian Thonon Gaillard, France), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), David Addy (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal)

Midfielders: Joseph Duncan (Inter Milan, Italy) Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Solomon Asante (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England), Mubarak Wakasu (RCD Espanyol, Spain), Edwin Gyimah (SuperSport United, South Africa), Anthony Annan (Osasuna, Spain) and Christian Atsu (Porto, Portugal)

Strikers: Abdul Majeed Warris (Hacken, Sweden), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Sassuolo, Italy) and Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE).

What do you make of the squad called by Kwesi Appiah? Is there any player who has been left out? Or do you think a player doesn't deserve a call-up? Make your views known in the box below:


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  • selfmade says:
    November 06, 2012 12:55 pm
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  • sabato says:
    November 06, 2012 11:38 am
    @asempa, i agree wit u. Accam shd hav been cald. Plays jst lyk Atsu bt ryt footed. He is dat gud. Wht is Gyan doin in de squad? Samuel Affum shd hav been called instead of gyan, likewise patrick nyarko.
  • Ko says:
    November 06, 2012 09:28 am
    Right question Sir!!! W'ano hwam!!!
  • Pike says:
    November 06, 2012 07:38 am
    Yes my brother inkoom and boateng always warm the bench for dnipro but yet they have a call...WHAT IS AA TAKING FROM THIS TWO
  • Pike says:
    November 06, 2012 07:34 am
  • Pike says:
    November 06, 2012 07:25 am
  • xbat says:
    November 06, 2012 07:16 am
    good one there...
  • rich says:
    November 06, 2012 07:13 am
    I dont get the justification of inkoom and derek, they havnt played a game for their clubs. They are not even bench warmers anymore. Smh
    November 06, 2012 06:12 am
    November 06, 2012 06:14 am
    WHERE IS QUINCY? WHERE IS QIUNCY? AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH. Folks let go on demonstration. what do u think?
  • Amini says:
    November 06, 2012 05:57 am
    Yayy,Nana asare finally.Quincy abeyie,Rahim ayew n Abeiku Quansah deserve Black stars calls.Really disagree Ghana has problem @ lateral defence.Da issue has been impatience n incosistency.On da contrary,we spoilt 4 choices;Opare,afful n yaw frimpong as right wingbacks n w8:mubarak wakaso,nana asare,david addy,richard kissi,razak nuhu n masawudu alhassan culd b useful as left wingbacks.
    November 06, 2012 05:15 am
    foolish coach.
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 06, 2012 04:56 am
    Stop telling your life story stupid!
  • JAHsly says:
    November 06, 2012 04:28 am
    I am happy the opportunity being given to fringe players. It will make the others work hard with real hope to make the team. All should be given equal chance especially those playing regular footy for their clubs. That being said I feel to win the African cup core of the squad must be present to prepare well by working on the coaches plans in advance and just geling together as a team. For this team definitely Quincy has earned a call up, hopefully he has already secured his place in afcon squad. Torric Jebril should also be given a chance. Long live Ghana Black Stars
  • Lord Denning says:
    November 06, 2012 04:04 am
    I really like your suggestion that Dede should play the number 10 position. That would be great.
  • selfmade says:
    November 06, 2012 04:11 am
    @ lord ...... yea dede should be the real no 10 for us,quincy on the right and k asa on the left because he always struggled when he is played deep like a sort of a playermaker!! Dede should be our revolving playermaker linking both the defence and the attack... atsu should be super sub because he is new and ll blind a lot of opponents and he can come from the bench and change the game for us period!! Viva the revolution!!!!
  • real sabacious says:
    November 06, 2012 04:03 am
    I'm really dissapointed as a Ghanaian,if Derek Boateng and inkoom who doesn't even warm the bench of dipro has been called.why not Abeyie who has been regular for panathianakos?its a shame that,players for are ready to die for Ghana are always fustrated by selfish individuals.I hope Akwasi Appiah will be wise and start nana akwasi,wakaso,adomah and Akaminko.most of the players in the squard are just average players!
  • Dr Who says:
    November 06, 2012 03:23 am
    Quincy should have been called period! Is any of the called up players better than him? AA why?
  • selfmade says:
    November 06, 2012 02:31 am
    Ghanaman.... you son of a fucking pervert diss me??? Yoooo son don't let me start with u again ok!!! I have already destroyed u once and if u want more,selfmade is here motherfucker!!! U fucking son of a midget and epileptic whore motherfucker!! U fucking premature maggot motherfucker!!!! Kwasea panyin biba!!!! Kwasea ur abusupanyin is a whore and your whore mama who has bleep every useless area guy in your village is a stinking whore and a fucking ashawo woman motherfucker!!! Kwasea toto walking like gyimi under the scorching sun in Ghana has the fucking vim to open his decaying and stinking mouth to diss seltmade?? Kwasea,i know u ugly and no better girl want to **** u but dude i understand your frustration u first son of a whore motherfucker!!! Viva the revolutionciooooooo!! Bring it on u fucking pervert with small dick!!!!
  • Chu says:
    November 06, 2012 02:11 am
    After 39 comments, 7 different recommendations were made + those yet to post. Oh selfishes lets leave appiah alone.
  • Chu says:
    November 06, 2012 02:03 am
    And finally someone has known the extent of boateng's uselessness. thanks dread. he easily looses concentration
  • Chu says:
    November 06, 2012 02:00 am
    akwa, if you watched them against cameroon, you might wish we dont meet them in the afcon.
  • selfmade says:
    November 06, 2012 01:51 am
    Am just shocked people have being saying who quincy is coming to replaced??? Damn niggas has High latent inhibition!!! Is very simple as a,b and c!!! Atsu should be used as a super sub because i can bet anyone that ll be our sure bet period!!! He should be introduced late into our games to confuse our opponents!!! **** it seems we ghanaians don't have plan B!!! Quincy is more experienced,better than atsu,can do more with the ball,seen it all and nobody can tell me anything different!!! Atsu is one for the future but between the two,quincy completely beat him period!!! Or we can start quincy on the right, k asamoah on the left and used dede as an attacking midfielder cum a playermaker which am sure he can excelled better than playing k asa deep!! Dede is more physical,more visionary and can bury chances than k asamoah!!! Why in the name of god are we using the same formation which has not yielded any results!!! Quincy on the right, k asa on his favourite left and dede as the link between defence and attack period!!! We need a playermaker in squad now and dede should be considered period!!!! Viva the revolutionciooooooo!!!!
  • KWAME PITO says:
    November 06, 2012 01:34 am
    PLEASE LET US LEAVE A.A ALONE. Pushing a player on the coach is not the way to go. Akwasi is the boss and he knows what he is doing. besides he has assistants and technical members he can look to for advice if he needs any. fullstop!
  • dread says:
    November 06, 2012 01:13 am
    Derek Boateng ,Useless player!Always delivering faulty passes.
  • lukman says:
    November 06, 2012 01:05 am
    SAMUEL AFUM should be given a chance. pls my coach give him a chance too. he has the qualities to deliver
  • Africanus says:
    November 06, 2012 12:58 am
    We do not need any explanation about why Adiyiah was not invited. He is just a waste of space.
  • Nii Kwatei says:
    November 06, 2012 12:20 am
    Finally, Asare! FC Utrecht's captain!
  • Nano says:
    November 06, 2012 12:08 am
    Well said baby!!!
  • Kudjo says:
    November 06, 2012 12:05 am
    Where is Inkoom...we need him in the squad.
  • Akwa says:
    November 06, 2012 12:02 am
    I don't understand,why should we gauge our strength against minnows when there are teams like Algeria,Morocco,,Uganda,Nigeria etc,teams who can give us a good run i sense fear in the BS?!!!
  • johnny says:
    November 05, 2012 11:24 pm
    Try more strikers, as well, too many midfielders. People have been calling for the inclusion of Nana Akwasi Asare. Now he has finally got the chance to justify his inclusion. Good luck mighty Black Stars!
  • Anokwale says:
    November 05, 2012 11:11 pm
    This is actually quite a good squad. We can really get a chance to see who is hungry. Quincy should be there but luckily, Quincy is so experienced that he could always be called anyway. He has shown what he can do.
  • bujuu says:
    November 05, 2012 10:57 pm
    Akwasia Appiah why kindly explain to us the exclusion of Adiyiah. The guy is playing regular n scoring too n others dnt even making it to the bench of their clubs bt still u give them the chance again. Adiyiah also helped u get qualification to all african game not Inkoom alone. Mr coach u have to be fair
  • abudu says:
    November 05, 2012 11:02 pm
    Bujuu u r right this guy (Adiyiah) deserve call up again. I have watched his game dis days n he is fantastic. Akwasi dnt let dis stomach media men throw dust in ur eyes Mr Akwasi shine ur eyes n be fair
  • Blow says:
    November 05, 2012 10:42 pm
    Where is QUINCY? before you invite any defender to the team, just envisage in your minds eye how that player can stand the bigger, taller and stronger Ivoriens in the name of Yaya, Drogba and Chris Katongo from Zambia etc etc. Awal and Gyima are spot on.
  • yvonne says:
    November 05, 2012 10:34 pm
    seriously why so much noise on quincy? the guy is gud no doubt abt dat ba who is he goin to replace in the current crop of stars? is it kwadwo asamoah, dede or atsu? quincy is attack minded ba he is nt a striker. Durin milo's tym, the stars excelled bcos of our defence. i remember the one-goal project. it was really difficult 4 teams to score us. nowadays our back leaks way too much n the problem is nt bcos we dnt ve enough attackin midfielders. lets fix our left-back issue n gel the team n we will improve. our play is usually flow n i dnt fink quincy alone can magically solve the problems in the team. a certain country we all know used a bunch of average players to win a cup we ve nt won for the past 31 years so its nt jst abt who n who re playin n so so n so or else ivory coast wud ve won afcon 2012.
  • kwame antwi says:
    November 05, 2012 09:25 pm
    still not a complete squad without quincy, that's my opinion. you can stick to your own
  • Dr Who says:
    November 05, 2012 09:11 pm
    Good to see Awal Mohammed.But Quincy should have been called.He is far better than 4ft Solomon Asante.
  • nyantakyi knows joshua otoo says:
    November 05, 2012 09:00 pm
    the boy is on top form and when he is giving the nod i think ghanaians will forget about leftback problem,yes why did u not call joshua otoo. GHANA MARCELO
  • moreira says:
    November 05, 2012 08:56 pm
    my point is joshua otoo shuold have been called instead of kissi clips of joshua and kissi and see the big difference. aaah kwesi or because he plays for wa allstars.I can bet u his crosses and kicks are far better than any player in the national colours.
  • kasoa says:
    November 05, 2012 08:56 pm
    hahhahhahahhahhahahahahahaha ghana its a shame to see inkoom and derrick there and all the bench warmers
  • Gallas says:
    November 05, 2012 08:49 pm
    Torric jebril should be called up, and a good shout would be mohammed abu , as he keeps the ball very well in the deep kyingbpkaying role
  • katongo says:
    November 05, 2012 08:45 pm
    i also think at this close hour we can not judge a player just by one game . mean for the new guy but better luck to you all . God save ghana
  • katongo says:
    November 05, 2012 08:41 pm
    @africaba 1 . i think you don't know what you are saying after all ADIYIAH is not among the team and HE is not working under virtus international or what so ever . the guy is just calm and seriously working hard this season for his team , regular starter in europa and all league game . BUT even i don't know why people hurt ADIYIAH no one can single out a particular game that He ( ADIYIAH ) didn't performed but the country is always going against him. HE is being used at right or left always in his team and for this his goal scoring rate is down but those of us who don't understand football but prefer to praise some players and destroy other always come against this innocent man . GODS TIME IS THE BEST . WISH YOU BEST OF LUCK , WHEREVER YOU ARE ADIYIAH . YOU ARE STILL MY HERRO
  • junior mafia says:
    November 05, 2012 08:32 pm
    Nice work AA cant wait to c da afcon squad,too much talent hope we get da best from dem
  • afrikaba1 says:
    November 05, 2012 08:10 pm
    They are scared of him, every time he plays he overshadow the rest. Remember they put him on the bench all the time but every time he comes in he changes the tempo of the game, eg against Cote d'Ivore and b4 the world cup, he came in in the 85minute against Latvia to score the only goal for Ghana's last trial match played at Milton Keynes. Thats why they are scared of him and sometimes give excuses. The last Serbian coach could not give any reason for his exclusion bcos they know he's done nothing wrong, he just had to be sacrificed for Inkoom and Adiyah (Virtus International Agency), Oh my ****, I think Im getting too emotional but Im just dreaming of a Blackstar with Quincy and Atsu on the wings and Dede and Asamoah operating from the midfield!!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 05, 2012 08:02 pm
    THey don't even play the same position... Stop embarassing yourself!!
  • afrikaba1 says:
    November 05, 2012 07:47 pm
    I was about to ask the same question. What is wrong with the coaches and Quincy. Are they scared that he will over-impress and forced his way into Blackstars?
  • nana says:
    November 05, 2012 07:55 pm
  • asempa says:
    November 05, 2012 07:57 pm
    why AA not want to call David Titi Accam that guy is good like astu
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 05, 2012 07:20 pm
    He already knows what all of them can do!!!
  • Randy says:
    November 05, 2012 07:09 pm
    Where is Acquah, Nyarko, Clottey and Rabui. After all this is a friendly match.
  • Kay says:
    November 05, 2012 07:04 pm
    Quincy is regarded as a senior player, if AA needs him he would add him to the senior squad, after all he has played one AFCON and a World Cup with most of the current squad. Derek Boateng, Inkoom, and Annan are to be the spine of this squad, it's dangerous to play all rookies. That' my idea.
  • salman bunjah says:
    November 05, 2012 06:59 pm
    very wise of this coach ! its good to try this young lads ! i am very impressed, thunps up....up up GH!
    November 05, 2012 07:03 pm
    please where is Owusu Abeye. B cos there writer is talking about those did'nt got chance..Are given chance..why not this young man too?
  • texas says:
    November 05, 2012 06:49 pm
    AA should call Quincy.
  • selfmade says:
    November 05, 2012 06:54 pm
    Quincy is now at the twilight of his career and we should all remember that he forgone for playing for Holland and rather chose to play for us and we shouldnt be ungrateful to such a patriotic dude like this!!! We are not calling for his inclusion because he made that decision to play for us but rather he is one of the finest ghanaian player alive and more better than most of the current crop of players and this is not only a statement but a fact!!! At first if he wasn't called because we had a solid team then is understandable but a lot if water has passed under the bridge and this is the time we need his services!! He is more matured,more experienced and more calm than any of the black star players now and it ll be unfair to both ghanaians and lovers of the beautiful game if such a fine player is overlooked again and this is the time we need him because he ain't growing younger!!! Please do the honourable thing and invite him now because according to you,u said y going to invite only active players and i guessed the last time i checked quincy has being playing regularly,injury free and dying to featured for his country and moreover he is a ghanaian too!!! What us good for the goose is equally good for the gender!!!
  • Mochacho-USA says:
    November 05, 2012 06:39 pm
    That's gud,all these now have the chance to prove them selves,like the say,if you dnt go to heaven,dnt blame Jesus. Good job coach AA. Annan,Atsu and the the Capt Gyan are just there to beef up the squard,pls play another much in invite Abeyie n the rest
  • Askantwi says:
    November 05, 2012 06:39 pm
    It looks like Akwasi Appiah is hitting the nails right on the head. But please, where is QUINCY. If you can give Derek another chance, Quincy also deserve that. When push come to shove, Quincy is better that Derek in terms of Utility Services.
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 05, 2012 06:47 pm
    They don't even play the same position.... :).... The coach already knows what Quincy can do. If he needs him he will call him.
  • selfmade says:
    November 05, 2012 06:39 pm
    Where is quincy owusu abeyie!!!!!! If this coach is trying out new players then why did he left out quincy!!! For Christ sake, can somebody tell us why that dude has done to the gfa please... if he has done anything, am taking this opportunity to apologize on his behalf and lets us forgive and forget because is not fair to him at all!! Please appiah,i know u are good man and a former player so u understand very well the emotions of players esp when they are ignored when they are really on form and i want you to consider yourself in quincy shoes and tell me how he is feeling now!! Please to err is human and to forgive is divine,so let us all forgive and forget and invite him at least to justify his inclusion and he shouldn't just be given five or ten mins but rather enough time and i truly know he ll justified the trust a lot of ghanaians has in him... viva the revolutioncioooooooo!!! Remember the voice of the people is the voice of god and those who has ears should listen to ........ viva the revolutioncioooooo!!!!
  • Mr.Boii says:
    November 05, 2012 06:29 pm
    Where is quincy?!!!!!