2022 World Cup playoff: Kevin-Prince Boateng and Kwesi Appiah spark rumours of Ghana return for Nigeria clash

Published on: 11 March 2022

Ghanaian attackers Kevin-Prince Boateng and Kwesi Appiah could be shock inclusions to the Black Stars squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup playoff against Nigeria later this month. 

The duo's subtle reply to a Twitter post suggested there is a possibility Ghanaians might see them return to the team for the crucial game to decide which country among the two West African rivals goes to the tournament in Qatar later this year.

Ghanaian sports Journalist, Gary Al-Smith took to Twitter to reveal there will be surprises and some interesting names in Otto Addo's team.

"The Ghana squad for Nigeria. There will be surprises. A few gambles here and there. Let's see how it goes," Gary posted.

The Hertha Berlin star quickly replied: "Let's see."


However, Kevin-Prince Boateng can only return to the Black Stars team when he is cleared by the Justice Dzamefe Commission's report following his role in Ghana's 2014 World Cup debacle.

Kevin-Prince Boateng was sacked from camp for misconduct.

Meanwhile, Kwesi Appiah who has not been in the Black Stars team since 2019 also took to Twitter to reply Al-Smith's post saying: "Let's really see."

Kwesi Appiah plays for Crawley Town in the lower tiers of English football and in an interview three years ago revealed he has unfinished business with Ghana.


"For me going back to Afcon would be a massive honour," Appiah told the BBC World Service's Sportsworld programme when he was invited by former coach, Kwesi Appiah before AFCON 2019.

"I've given everything, every time I've been in that shirt, the coach knows that, the players know my value in the team.

"I'm hopeful I will get that call because I have unfinished business and we as a nation have unfinished business. Hopefully the experience from the previous tournament I went to can be taken into consideration." 

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