Ghana coach submits 30-man preliminary squad to FIFA

Ghana coach submits 30-man preliminary squad to FIFA
Kwesi Appiah

by Ameenu Shardow

Friday May 16, 2014. 21:58

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has included Mahatma Otoo, Kwabena Adusei, goalkeeper Razak Brimah and Yussif Chibsah in a 30-man provisional World Cup squad submitted to FIFA.

The quartet were not among the 26 players named by the coach on Monday during his press conference to announce his squad.

Otoo has been in top form for his Norwegian side Sogndal where he has scored four goals in seven league matches.

Adusei plays for Ghanaian champions Asante Kotoko and was impressive at the 2014 African Nations Championship.

Youngster Chisbah is in the stables of Serie A side Sassuolo.

Brimah will be making a return to the team after his last appearance in September.

The Black Stars will begin a three-day non-residential camping next Tuesday.

Ghana’s provisional World Cup squad released by FIFA:

Goalkeepers:  Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset), Fatua Dauda (Orlando Pirates), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars), Razak Brimah (Cordoba II).

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege), Jonathan Mensah (Evian TG), Harrison Afful (Esperance), Jeff Schulpp (Leicester City), John Boye (Stade Rennes), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor) and Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns), Kwabena Adusei (Asante Kotoko).

Midfielders:  Sulley Muntari (AC Milan), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan), Mohammed Rabiu (Kuban Krasnodar), Michael Essien (AC Milan), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese), Afriyie Acquah (Parma), Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus), Christian Atsu (Vitesse Arnhem), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough), David Accam (Helsingborg), Yussif Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo).

Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Sochaux), Abdul Majeed Waris (Valenciennes), Mahatma Otoo (Sogndal), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain) and Kevin Prince Boateng (Schalke 04)

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