Appiah names Black Stars stand-by list

Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah has announced a four-man stand-by list for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Goalkeeper Razak Brimah, Kwabena Adusei, Yusif Chibsah Rahman and Mahatma Osumanu Otoo are on the list.

The four players will not train with the team in Accra or travel with the team their training tour of Holland and the United States of America.

Appiah named his squad for the 2014 World Cup on Monday, releasing the 26 names set to begin preparations in Accra on May 20.

The Black Stars coach has spoken to the four players on stand-by to explain to them the rationale behind his decision to add them to his already-announced 26-man squad.

In the event of a last minute change, any of the players on the stand-by can be drafted into the final team for the World Cup.

Ghana’s provisional 26-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), Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester), John Boye (Rennes), Jonathan Mensah (Evian), Jerry Akaminko (Kisehirspor), 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), David Accam (Helsingborg)

Stand-by List:
Razak Brimah (Córdoba CF), Kwabena Adusei (Asante Kotoko), Yusif Chibsah Rahman (Sassuolo) and Mahatma Osumanu Otoo (Sogndal)

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