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Ghana name strong 25-man squad for Egypt clash

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Posted on October 1, 2013

Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has named his final 25-man squad to face in the first leg of the 2014 play-off in Kumasi next month.

Ghana have selected a strong 25 man squad to face the Pharaohs of Egypt in the crunch encounter arguably the highlighted match in the play-offs.

After two years, veteran goalkeeper Richard Kingson returns to the Black Stars and Sulley Muntari also returns after missing the Zambia clash.

Jordan Ayew, Jerry Akaminko, Emmanuel Frimpong and David Addy have also gotten call ups to the squad again.

Familiar face Jonathan Mensah is out for six weeks after he got injured over the weekend for Evian TG in France and was not called. Afful Harrison also missed the squad due to his suspension.

THE FULL SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS – Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Adam Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Richard Kingson (Doxa Katokopias, Cyprus)

DEFENDERS – Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), David Addy (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Baba Abdul Rahman (Greuther Furth, Germany), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Mohammed Awal (Maritzburg United, South Africa)

MIDFIELDERS – Michael Essien (Chelsea, England), Emmanuel Frimpong (Arsenal, England) Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kevin Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Christian Atsu (Vitesse Arnhem, Holland), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France)

STRIKERS – Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Mahatma Otoo (Sogndal, Norway)

6 Comments

  1. Mr X

    October 1, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Dat midfield O.O

  2. bibo

    October 1, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    im not surprised ..egypt will pass to brazil

  3. Mohamed Mostafa

    October 1, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    yea 😀

  4. ahmed hamed

    October 1, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    مبروك علينا الاعدام يا رجاله 😀

  5. Andrew Sidhom (@AndrewEGY)

    October 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    It’s that midfield that will be top class + Gyan up front. I think we can deal with their defenses no problem, as our attacking midfield is really, really strong and we have incredible depth there to adjust with subs during the game if things are not happening.

    But our central defense will need all the protection it can get from the defensive midfielders, and I think that this will be THE key for us to unlock our potential everywhere else on the field.

    Fortunately we also have very good names in DMF at the moment and enough options (Ghaly, Elneny, Ashour, Hosni, Sulaya & Ibrahim Salah) but it’s going to be crucial that Bradley makes the right choices from this pool, as well as the choice of whether to play 2 or 3 of them. They’re almost all of equal or very close quality in my opinion, but they have obvious differences in style of play and each has his own strengths & weaknesses. So I wish Bob Bradley all the shrewdness and luck in the world to make successful decisions this part of the pitch !

  6. KWAME NKRUMAH

    October 2, 2013 at 5:53 AM

    GREAT and FANTASTIC SQUAD,But ,,if Belgium Anderlect -Frank (Messi) Acheampong and Boakye Yiadom of Italys (Elche Football Club) was included in the SQUAD, that could
    have been an ICY to the CAKE..Anyway, Ghana will thump the PHARAOHS to qualify to BRAZIL..IS A FACT..

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