Kwesi Appiah names 26-man provisional squad for Brazil 2014

Ghana Black Stars celebrate goal

Ghana Black Stars celebrate goal

Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars head coach James Kwesi Appiah publicized his provisional 26-man squad for the fast-approaching 2014 FIFA World Cup to be held in Brazil on Monday, May 12.

The only players from Ghana’s golden generation who will most likely be making their third consecutive World Cup appearances are captain Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari after both were included in the final squads for the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals.

Ghana Black Stars celebrate qualification for World Cup 2014 in Brazil

The list will be cut down to the final 23 following the friendly with Holland on May 31.

Ghana reached the  Copa Mundial  tournament by defeating Egypt 7-3 on aggregate in the newly introduced play-offs to record their third straight World Cup qualification.

The Black Stars have been pitted in Group G of the World Cup, alongside three-time world champion Germany, the Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal and the promising USA team inspired by experienced former German player and now coach of the Stars and Stripes, Jurgen Klinsmann.

Their opening game will be against USA in Natal on June 16.

Ghana’s provisional 26-man roster:
Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey, Fatau Dauda, Stephen Adams

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom, Daniel Opare, Harrison Afful, Jeffrey Schlupp, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Jerry Akaminko, Rashid Sumaila

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

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

Ghana Black Stars praying before a game.
Ghana players in charged dressing room celebration after 2014 World Cup qualification

Ghana players singing and dancing ahead of their match with Egypt at Cairo Military Stadium.


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