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23.09.2004 Football News

Appiah fit for Ghana

By Micheal oti Adjei
Appiah fit for Ghana

Ghana captain Stephen Appiah will be back in the squad for the 10 October World Cup qualifier against DR Congo in Kumasi.

The Juventus player missed the Black Stars last qualifier against Cape Verde due to injury.

Caretaker coach Sam Arday has kept faith with most of the players used by previous coach Mariano Barreto, making just three changes to the side that beat Cape Verde.

Udinese midfielder Sule Muntari, who has played in all but one of Ghana's four qualifiers, also returns to the side after resolving his differences with the Ghana Football Association.

The midfielder was mysteriously left out of Ghana's Olympic squad, prompting him to announce he was no longer interested in representing Ghana.

A squad of eight home-based and 12 Europe-based players will begin camping in Kumasi on 3 October.

Ghana leads Group Two with seven points from four games and lead second-placed DR Congo on goals difference.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Sammy Adjei (Club Africain, Tunisia) George Owu (Kotoko) Defenders: Daniel Quaye and Daniel Coleman (Hearts) Issah Ahmed (Kotoko) Samuel Osei Kuffour (Bayern Munich, Germany) John Mensah (Chivo Verona, Italy) Emmanuel Addoquaye Pappoe (Ashdod, Isreal)

Midfielders: William Teiro, Charles Taylor and Yusif Chipsah (Kotoko) Hamza Mohammed and Eric Gawu (King Faisal) Bernard Don Bortey (Hearts) Michael Essien (Lyon, France) Sule Ali Muntari (Udinese, Italy)

Attackers: Stephen Appiah, (Juventus, Italy) Baffour Gyan, (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia) Ibrahim Tanko (Freiburg, Germany) and Kwadwo Poku (Midtjylland, Denmark)

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