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Ghana midfielder Wakaso returns for Kazan as World Cup looms

Published on: 01 March 2014
Mubarak Wakaso

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso enjoyed second half football in midweek for his Russian side Ruban Kazan in the Europa League to ensure he remains competitive for the 2014 World Cup finals.

The 23-year-old replaced Ruslan Mukhametshin on 46 minutes in their 2-0 defeat at home to exit the competition 3-1 on aggregate.

Wakaso has required from a surgery he underwent last month to correct a recurrent boil on his buttocks.

He had a quiet first round in the Russian top-flight where he managed just seven appearances and scored one goal.

The former Espanyol man is a sure bet to make Ghana’s squad for the World Cup.

Wakaso has been invited for next Wednesday’s international friendly against Montenegro.



This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Assemblyman says:
    March 01, 2014 08:45 pm
    another noisy bench warmer
  • askantwi says:
    March 01, 2014 09:55 pm
    Why are most ghana players bench warmers?
  • askantwi says:
    March 01, 2014 10:00 pm
    Wakaso, Dauda, Essien and Annan are bench warmers and should be drop from the world cup squad. John Mensah, Paintsil, Kingson and Derek are all washed up, experience or not, and shouldn't be called up. Yes, let there be JUSTICE for all.
  • boro says:
    March 01, 2014 11:28 pm
    I still cannot understand why Wakaso was called to face Montenegro? He has lost his form ever since he joined Rubin and has since failed to produce the form he showed in the Africa cup of nations. He was our best performer in the last Africa cup of nations but that cannot be said for now. He has since struggle to be in the first team of Rubin. His form continues to dip at both club and the BS. The last time he came in as substitute for the BS against the Egyptians one could see that his lack of playing time at the club level is beginning to have devastating effect on his play. It is about time Ghana technical team takes things serious, that is, if an individual follows money and in the process begins to lose form due to lack of playing time then the coach should also not hesitate in dropping such players for new ones who continue to keep their form to also have their chance at the BS. After all, the BS team belongs to all Ghanaians.