World Cup 2014: Ghana – Key Players

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Kwadwo Asamoah

Asa

Age

25

Club

Juventus

Position

Winger

Int. Caps

59

Int. Goals

4

 

Kwadwo Asamoah is probably the hottest property in Ghanaian football at the moment. The 25-year old has been earning rave reviews for his performances for Juventus over the last few years and has played a big role in guiding the Italian giants to two consecutive league titles.

Asamoah is a pacey player who can switch from playing between left back and the left wing position – according to his team’s needs and is a vital component to the Ghanaian side.

At 25, Asamoah is entering his peak years and will have to be on top form in Brazil if Ghana are to replicate their heroics of 2010.

Asamoah Gyan

gyan1

Age

28

Club

Al-Ain

Position

Striker

Int. Caps

75

Int. Goals

37

 

After enjoying a dream tournament, it all ended in agony for Ghana star Asamoah Gyan back in 2010 as he was unable to capitalize on the last minute penalty that would have taken the Blacks Stars to the semi finals of the World Cup.

After the heartache, Gyan decided to take an indefinite break from the Ghanaian national team but has returned stronger than ever and will be hoping to make amends in Brazil.

Although playing his club football at a much lower level compared to Europe, with UAE side Al-Ain at the moment, Gyan remains one of the finest strikers in the world and his brilliant goalscoring record at international level is a testament to that.

It was Gyan who inspired the Black Stars to their dream run in South Africa and he will be determined more than most to help his side go one better in Brazil.

Kevin Prince Boateng

Asamoah Gyan

Age

27

Club

Schalke

Position

Midfielder

Int. Caps

11

Int. Goals

2

 

Kevin Prince Boateng has endured bit of a tumultuous relationship with the Ghanaian national team. After making his debut for the Black Stars ahead of the 2010 World Cup, the midfielder retired from international football soon after the conclusion of the competition.

Now just ahead of the 2014 World Cup, Boateng made himself available for Ghana once again and people are not too impressed with his half hearted commitment to the national team.

World Cup Key Players –

Group A – BrazilCroatiaMexicoCameroon

Group B –  SpainNetherlandsChileAustralia

Group C – ColombiaGreeceIvory CoastJapan

Group D – UruguayCosta RicaEnglandItaly

Group E – SwitzerlandEcuadorFranceHonduras

Group F – ArgentinaBosnia & HerzegovinaIran,  Nigeria

Group G – GermanyPortugalGhanaUnited States

Group H – BelgiumAlgeriaRussiaSouth Korea

That being said though, Boateng is a fine player and his addition certainly improves the Ghanaian side. On the back of a decent season with German side Schalke, the 27-year old will be hoping to win over the Ghana public with a good performance at the World Cup and if he is on top form, the Black Stars certainly have a great chance of making it out of their tough looking group.

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