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FIFA World Cup update: Kwesi Appiah names Ghana’s final World Cup roster

FIFA World Cup update: Kwesi Appiah names Ghana’s final World Cup roster

Ghana’s 23-man team has finally been announced, but not without any raised brows for the final lineup. Team manager Kwesi Appiah placed several World Cup debutants in his slate but removed veterans like Jerry Akaminko, Jeffrey Schlupp and David Accam. The decision was carried out due mainly to injury problems, with all the latter three players having sustained physical mishaps.

 

Appiah’s final squad is an amalgam of both youth and experience. Sixteen players will embark on their maiden voyage to the World Cup while the rest of the team have already played on the international turf a few times. In Captain Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari, Ghana will have no problems with depth and creativity. Jonathan Mensah, Michael Essien, Kwadwo Asamoah, Andre Ayew and Kevin-Prince Boateng would be contesting their second World Cup entry.

 

The Black Stars will travel to Miami for warm-up matches before they fly to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals. They will have to face fellow finalists South Korea on June 9 for a friendly.

 

Here is the complete list of the Ghana squad:

 

Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda, Adam Kwarasey, Stephen Adams

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom, Daniel Opare, Harrison Afful, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Rashid Sumaila

Midfielders: Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Rabiu Mohammed, Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Afriyie Acquah, Christian Atsu, Albert Adomah, Andre Ayew, Wakaso Mubarak

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Abdul Majeed Waris, Jordan Ayew

 

Their World Cup Group G campaign kicks off against the United States on June 16, before meetings with Germany and Portugal.

 

For more updates, news, and insights into the FIFA World Cup, read blogs by 12BET.

 

Featured Image: Ghana | Source: telegraph.co.uk

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