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Schlupp, Acquah and Accam surprise call-ups in Ghana 26-man provisional squad; No Vorsah



By Ing. George-Patrick Bediaku (Follow George-Patrick on Twitter @gpbediaku)


Coach Kwesi Appiah has named a 26-man provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup and there have been a number of surprise gate-crashers.

Coach Appiah included Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp at left-back, Parma's Afriyie Acquah in central midfield and Helsingborg's David Titi Accam as a left midfielder.

The list which was announced at a press conference held at the GFA Headquarters on Monday afternoon did not include Isaac Vorsah and Anthony Annan, whose names were touted as possible returnees to add experience to the team.

The Black Stars will leave for Miami on June 1 for Miami to round up their preparations and face South Korea at the Sun Life Stadium on June 9 and leave for Brazil the next day.

Team Ghana is expected to arrive and train in Maceio on June 11, five days before the opening group game with the U.S.A.

Here is the full 26-man list to be trimmed down to 23 after the Netherlands clash.


Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey, Fatau Dauda, Stephen Adams

Right-backs: Samuel Inkoom, Daniel Opare

Left-backs: Afful Harrison, Jeffrey Schlupp

Central midfielders: John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Rashid Sumaila, Akaminko Jerry

Central midfielders: Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Rabiu Mohammed, Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Afriyie Acquah

Right midfielders: Christian Atsu, Albert Adomah

Left midfielders: Andre Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso, David Accam

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



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