Ghana names 26-man provisional squad

Tuesday 13 May 2014

/ by Colin Udoh

Goalkeeper Stephen Adams was the only local-based player named in Ghana’s provisional 26-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Adams, who plays for former Ghana league champions, Aduana Stars made the cut after a superb showing at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa earlier in the year, where Ghana lost out to Libya on penalties.
The surprise inclusion in the squad named by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah on Monday (12 May 2014) are Leicester City left-back Jeffery Schlupp and Sweden-based offensive midfielder David Accam.

According to Appiah, the team will begin preparations with a non-residential camp in Accra from 20-23 May before the team departs for the Netherlands on May 24 for the next stage of preparations.

The Black Stars will face the Oranje of Netherlands in a friendly game in Amsterdam on May 31, after which three players will be dropped before the team embarks for Miami, USA for the final preparations.

Ghana will face Germany, Portugal and USA at the group phase of their third successive appearance at the Mundial.

Full squad
Goalkeepers: Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars)

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias, Greece), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jerry Akaminko (Eskişehirspor, Turkey)

Midfielders: Michael Essien (AC Milan, Italy), Sulley Ali Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Rabiu Mohamed (Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Parma, Italy), Christian Atsu (Vitesse, Netherlands), Albert Adomah (Middlesborough, England), Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, France), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), David Accam (Helsinborg, Sweden)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Kevin Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany), Abdul Majeed Waris (Valenciennes, France), Jordan Ayew (Sochaux, France)


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