Saturday, 4 January 2014

ROAD TO BRAZIL 2014 - #GHANA - #Brazil2014 #WorldCup #BlackStars

Zaki put the Egyptians in front with a deflected free kick in the 24th minute. He kept piling the pressure up on Duada and the Ghanaian defense. 84 minutes into the game, Gedo found the back of the net to double the Pharaohs' lead. Speedy and technical Prince Kevin Boateng however scored a consolation goal for Ghana in the 89th minute. Although Ghana lost 2 - 1, the aggregate score was 7 - 3 as Ghana had previously beaten Egypt 6 - 1 in the first leg of the playoffs.

Ghana 6 vs 1 Egypt

Last game at last World Cup appearance... Ghana 1(2) vs Uruguay(Penalties) 1(4)  (South Africa 2010)

Here are some information about the Ghana national team;
Nickname(s) - Black Stars, Black Stars of West Africa
Head coach - Akwasi Appiah
Akwasi Appiah
Captain - Asamoah Gyan
Most Caps - Richard Kingson.
Top scorer - Edward Acquah and Kwasi Owusu
FIFA ranking - 24
Highest FIFA ranking - 14 (February, April, May 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking - 89 (June 2004)
First International Match - Gold Coast 1 – 0 Nigeria (28 May 1950)
Biggest win - Kenya 0 – 13 Ghana(12 December 1965)
Biggest defeat - Bulgaria 10 – 0 Ghana(2 October 1968)
World Cup Appearance(s) - 3 (First in 2006)
Best result - Quarter-finals 2010

Asamoah Gyan
Date of birth - 22 November 1985 (Age 28)
Place of birth - Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Height - 1.80 m
Playing position - Striker
Current club - Al Ain
Number - 3
Previous Club(s) - Professionals 1, Udinese, Modena (loan), Rennes, Sunderland.
National Cap(s) - 77
Goal(s) Scored - 39

Gyan plays as a striker for Al Ain of the UAE Pro-League. He is the current captain of the Ghanaian football national team. He represented Ghana at the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals and the African Cup of Nations in 2008. Gyan scored 3 goals out of the 4 four goals Ghana had in the 2010 world cup finals at Germany. Haven Led them to their best finish (quarter finals) at the 2010 world cup level, he would be looking forward to an even better finish in Brazil.

Michael Kojo Essien
Date of birth - 3 December 1982 (Age 31)
Place of birth - Accra, Ghana
Height - 1.83 m
Playing position - Midfielder
Current club - Chelsea
Number - 5
Previous Club(s) - Liberty Professiona, Bastia, Lyon, Real Madrid (loan)
National Cap(s) - 55
Goal(s) Scored - 9

Essien plays for Chelsea and the Ghana national football team. He is a midfielder who plays at his best when employed in the box to box role. His ability to exert energy in supporting offensive and defensive play and for his tough tackling style makes him a figure to look out for in Brazil.

Suleyman Ali Muntari
Date of birth - 27 August 1984 (Age 29)
Place of birth - Konongo, Ashanti, Ghana
Height - 1.79 m
Playing position - Midfielder
Current club - Milan
Number - 4
Previous Club(s) - Liberty Professional, Udinese, Portsmouth, Internazionale, Sunderland (loan).
National Cap(s) - 80
Goal(s) Scored - 20

Muntari is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for A.C Milan and his home land, Ghana. He has some major trophies to his name, which includes UEFA champions League, the Serie A, the FA Cup. He has a great deal of stamina and he's know for blasting bullet shots from long ranges.

Harrison Afful
Date of birth - 24 June 1986 (Age 27)
Place of birth - Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana.
Height - 1.70 m
Playing position - Defender
Current club - Espérance Sportive de Tuni
Number - 26
Previous Club(s) - Feyenoord Academy, Asante Kotoko.
National Cap(s) - 39
Goal(s) Scored - 0
Afful currently plays as a defender for Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club Espérance Sportive de Tunis in Tunisia. He debuted against Ivory Coast at the 2008 African Cup of Nations.

Kevin-Prince Boateng
Date of birth - 6 March 1987 (Age 26)
Place of birth - Wedding, Berlin, Germany)
Height - 1.86 m
Playing position - Midfielder
Current club - Schalke 04
Number - 9
Previous Club(s) - Reinickendorfer, Hertha BSC II, Hertha BSC, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund (loan), Portsmouth, Milan.
National Cap(s) - 10
Goal(s) Scored - 2

Boateng plays for German club Schalke 04 and the Ghana national team. He is a player of great versatility as he can play in many positions. However he is mostly employed in the attacking midfield position. He combines his dribbling and pace which makes him a player of great quality.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu
Date of birth - 2 December 1990 (Age 23)
Place of birth - Berekum, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana
Height - 1.69 m
Playing position - Defensive Midfield
Current club - Udinese
Number - 7
Previous Club(s) - Berlin, Berekum Arsenal, Asante Kotoko (loan), Recreativo (loan)
National Cap(s) - 47
Goal(s) Scored - 7

Badu plays for Serie A club Udinese in Italy. He has represented Ghana at both youth and senior level. He would be looking forward to a few more caps and we hope to see a splendid performance from this lad.

Christian Atsu Twasam
Date of birth - 10 January 1992 (Age 21)
Place of birth - Ada Foah, Ghana
Height - 1.72 m
Playing position - Winger
Current club - Vitesse (loan)
Number - 19
Previous Club(s) - Porto, Rio Ave (loan)
National Cap(s) -20
Goal(s) Scored - 4

Atsu plays for Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, mainly as a left winger. He scored a debut goal in his first call up match for Ghana against Lesotho. His quickness and technically are some of the attributes we look towards seeing in Brazil.

Kwadwo Asamoah
Date of birth - 9 December 1988 (Age 25)
Place of birth - Accra, Ghana
Height - 1.78 m
Playing position - Midfielder
Current club - Juventus
Number - 22
Previous Club(s) - Kaaseman, Liberty Professionals, Bellinzona, Torino, Udinese.
National Cap(s) - 59
Goal(s) Scored - 4

Kwadwo Asamoah plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Juventus and plays as an attacking midfielder for the Ghana national football team. He debuted in 2006 for the Black stars. At 25 he has made 59 appearances scoring 3 goals for the Ghanaian National team.

Andre Morgan Rami Ayew
Date of birth - 17 December 1989 (Age 24)
Place of birth - Seclin, France
Height - 1.76 m
Playing position - Winger / Second Strike
Current club - Marseille
Number - 10
Previous Club(s) - Nania, Lorient (loan), Arles-Avignon(loan)
National Cap(s) - 47
Goal(s) Scored - 4

Ayew plays for the French Ligue 1 club Marseille and the Ghana national football team. He plays as a winger for Olympique de Marseille. He's ability to place shoots from both long and short ranges makes him an indispensable asset to his country. He's also the Vice captain of the Ghanaian national team.

Ghana's 26 Man World Cup team
Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates), Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars).

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege), Harrison Afful (Esperance), Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester), John Boye (Rennes), Jonathan Mensah (Evian), Jerry Akaminko (Kisehirspor), 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, on loan from Chelsea), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough), Andre Ayew (Marseille), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan).

Fowards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke 04), Abdul Majeed Waris (Valenciennes), Jordan Ayew (Sochaux), David Accam (Helsingborg).
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