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World Cup 2010: Ghana Provisional Squad - Kevin-Prince Boateng makes the cut

World Cup 2010: Ghana Provisional Squad - Kevin-Prince Boateng makes the cut

The squad includes balance of youth and experience...

Ghana have unveiled a 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

Coach Milovan Rajevac included Kevin-Prince Boateng, although his nationality switch is yet to be finalised by world football governing body FIFA.

The list will be pruned down to 23 by June 1.

Star players who are yet to recover from injuries - Michael Essien and John Mensah – made it into the list alongside Qatar-based Quincy Owusu-Abeyie. Bologna’s Stephen Appiah is also named despite the fact that he has not played at club level for some while now.

Four locally-based players earned places in the team, with three of them being goalkeepers.

Conspicously missing from the list was goal-poacher Eric Bekoe of Egyptian side Petrojet.

Goalkeepers  
Richard Kingson Wigan Athletic (ENG)
Daniel Agyei Liberty Professionals
Stephen Ahorlu Hearts Of Lions
Stephen Adams Aduana Stars
Defenders -
Samuel Inkoom Basel (SWI)
Eric Addo Roda (NED)
Jonathan Mensah Granada (SPA)
Lee Addy Bechem Chelsea
Rahim Ayem Zamalek (EGY)
Hans Sarpei Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
John Mensah Sunderland (ENG)
Isaac Vorsah Hoffenheim (GER)
John Paintsil Fulham (ENG)
Midfielders -
Sulley Muntari Inter Milan (ITA)
Derek Boateng Getafe (SPA)
Anthony Annan Rosenborg (NOR)
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu Udinese (ITA)
Kwadwo Asamoah Udinese (ITA)
Andre Ayew Marseille (FRA)
Michael Essien Chelsea (ENG)
Stephen Appiah Bologna (ITA)
Haminu Dramani Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS)
Quincy Owusu Abeyie Al Sadd (QAT)
Bernard Kumordzie Panionios (GRE)
Laryea Kingson Hearts (SCO)
Kevin-Prince Boateng Portsmouth (ENG)
Forwards -
Matthew Amoah NAC Breda (NED)
Asamoah Gyan Rennes (FRA)
Prince Tagoe Hoffenheim (GER)
Dominic Adiyiah AC Milan (ITA)

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