Appiah selects final 23 for World Cup

Sunday 1 June 2014

/ by Colin Udoh

Kwesi Appiah on Sunday announced his final Ghana squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The injured Jerry Akaminko, Jeffrey Schulpp and David Accam did not make the cut from the party that will travel to the Miami for the final phase of preparations as Appiah trimmed his preliminary squad to 23

Akaminko picked up an ankle injury during the closing stages of the Black Stars' friendly on Saturday against the Netherlands in Rotterdam and is ruled out for the next three months.

Appiah's squad includes 16 World Cup debutants.

Captain Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari will be making their third-straight final while Jonathan Mensah, Michael Essien, Kwadwo Asamoah, Andre Ayew and Kevin-Prince Boateng all prepare for their second appearance.

Ghana's final 23-man roster:

Goalkeepers:Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates), Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars)

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege), Harrison Afful (Esperance), John Boye (Rennes), Jonathan Mensah (Evian), Rashid Sumalia (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Midfielders: Michael Essien (AC Milan), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan), Rabiu Mohammed (Kuban Krasnodar), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese), Afriyie Acquah (Parma), Christian Atsu (Vitesse), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough), Andre Ayew (Marseille), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan)

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke 04), Abdul Majeed Waris (Valenciennes), Jordan Ayew (Sochaux)


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