The Final Cut!
Following Ghana’s 1-0 Friendly loss to Netherlands on Saturday, Ghana head coach has officially culled his squad. Three players have been dropped from the squad to complete the final 23.
The players to miss out are; Jeffrey Schlupp of Leicester City, Helsingborgs striker David Accam, andTurkey-based Jerry Akaminko, who broke a fibula in Rotterdam. Schlupp who had a difficult game in Rotterdam was unsurprisingly dropped as he really struggled to make any kind of impact. This makes Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah is the only player based in England to make the squad.
Kwadwo Asamoah and Michael Essien are two of the eight players in the squad with previous World Cup experience, while Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari will play at their third straight finals.
The Black Stars’ final friendly will be against South Korea in Miami before the team arrive in the Brazilian city Maceio on 11 June, five days before they face the United States.
The final squad is as follows;
Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates), Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars).
Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege), Harrison Afful (Esperance), John Boye (Rennes), Jonathan Mensah (Evian), 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).
Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke 04), Abdul Majeed Waris (Valenciennes), Jordan Ayew (Sochaux)