Ghana names 26-man provisional squad

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Ghana’s national football coach, Kwesi Appiah, Monday in Accra announced a 26-man squad for the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.

Appiah told a news conference that the list would be pruned to 23 after the friendly match with Holland on May 31.

The Black Stars are in Group G at the World Cup, alongside former winners Germany, Portugal and the U.S.

Their opening game will be against the U.S. in Natal on June 16.

*Black Stars' - Ghana's national football team players jog during a training session on October 9, 2013 in Accra. Ghana will play Egypt on October 15 in a qualification match for the 2014 Football World Cup.   AFP PHOTO

*Black Stars’ – Ghana’s national football team players jog during a training session on October 9, 2013 in Accra. Ghana will play Egypt on October 15 in a qualification match for the 2014 Football World Cup. AFP PHOTO

The following is the provisional 26-man list as published by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) website:

Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey, Fatau Dauda, Stephen Adams

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

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

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan, Kevin-Prince Boateng, AbdulMajeed Waris, Jordan Ayew.

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