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Flag of Ghana Ghana
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Nickname(s) Black Stars
Black Stars of Africa
Association Ghana Football Association (GFA)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Flag of Ghana Akwasi Appiah
Asst coach Flag of Ghana Maxwell Konadu
Captain Asamoah Gyan
Top scorer Asamoah Gyan (39)
Ground Various
FIFA code GHA
FIFA ranking 37
Highest FIFA ranking 14
Lowest FIFA ranking 89
Elo ranking 32
Highest Elo ranking 14
Lowest Elo ranking 97
World Cup appearances 3 (First in 2006)
Best result Quarter-finals: 2010
Africa Cup of Nations appearances 19 (First in 1963)
Best result Winners: 1963, 1965,
1978, 1982
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The Ghana national football team is the national association football team of Ghana and is controlled by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

History

Main article: History of the Ghana national football team

FIFA World Cup history

Main article: Ghana FIFA World Cup history

FIFA World Cup

Africa Cup of Nations

Main article: Ghana Africa Cup of Nations history

Friendly matches 2013-14

Main article: Ghana friendly match history

Current squad

Current squad

The following 23 players were named for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Match Date:
9 June 2014
Opposition:
 South Korea
Competition:
International Friendly
Caps and goals correct as of:
31 May 2014, including the match against  Netherlands

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Adam Kwarasey 12 December 1987 (1987-12-12) (age 32) 21 0 Flag of Norway Strømsgodset
1GK Fatau Dauda 6 April 1985 (1985-04-06) (age 35) 17 0 Flag of South Africa Orlando Pirates
1GK Steven Adams 28 September 1989 (1989-09-28) (age 31) 7 0 Flag of Ghana Aduana Stars
2DF Samuel Inkoom 1 June 1989 (1989-06-01) (age 31) 46 1 Flag of Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
2DF Harrison Afful 24 June 1986 (1986-06-24) (age 34) 40 0 Flag of Tunisia Espérance
2DF John Boye 23 April 1987 (1987-04-23) (age 33) 29 3 Flag of France Rennes
2DF Jonathan Mensah 13 July 1990 (1990-07-13) (age 30) 26 1 Flag of France Évian
2DF Daniel Opare 18 October 1990 (1990-10-18) (age 30) 16 0 Flag of Portugal Porto
2DF Rashid Sumaila 18 December 1992 (1992-12-18) (age 27) 6 0 Flag of South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
3MF Sulley Muntari 27 August 1984 (1984-08-27) (age 36) 81 20 Flag of Italy Milan
3MF Kwadwo Asamoah 9 December 1988 (1988-12-09) (age 31) 61 4 Flag of Italy Juventus
3MF Michael Essien (vice-captain) 3 December 1982 (1982-12-03) (age 37) 57 9 Flag of Italy Milan
3MF Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu 2 December 1990 (1990-12-02) (age 29) 48 7 Flag of Italy Udinese
3MF André Ayew 17 December 1989 (1989-12-17) (age 30) 48 4 Flag of France Marseille
3MF Christian Atsu 10 January 1992 (1992-01-10) (age 28) 22 4 Flag of Netherlands Vitesse
3MF Wakaso Mubarak 25 July 1990 (1990-07-25) (age 30) 16 7 Flag of Russia Rubin Kazan
3MF Mohammed Rabiu 31 December 1989 (1989-12-31) (age 30) 16 0 Flag of Russia Kuban Krasnodar
3MF Albert Adomah 13 December 1987 (1987-12-13) (age 32) 14 1 Flag of England Middlesbrough
3MF Kevin-Prince Boateng 6 March 1987 (1987-03-06) (age 33) 12 2 Flag of Germany Schalke 04
3MF Afriyie Acquah 5 January 1992 (1992-01-05) (age 28) 4 1 Flag of Germany Hoffenheim
4FW Asamoah Gyan (captain) 22 November 1985 (1985-11-22) (age 35) 78 39 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
4FW Majeed Waris 19 September 1991 (1991-09-19) (age 29) 12 3 Flag of Russia Spartak Moscow
4FW Jordan Ayew 11 September 1991 (1991-09-11) (age 29) 12 2 Flag of France Marseille

Recent callups

The following players were part of a selection and/or have been called up in the last 12 months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Brimah Razak 22 June 1987 (1987-06-22) (age 33) 2 0 Flag of Spain Córdoba B 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad list
GK Adade Foli 12 May 1991 (1991-05-12) (age 29) 0 0 Flag of Ghana Medeama 2014 African Nations Championship
GK Daniel Agyei 10 November 1989 (1989-11-10) (age 31) 5 0 Flag of South Africa Free State Stars v.  Egypt, 19 November 2013
GK Richard Kingson 13 June 1978 (1978-06-13) (age 42) 90 1 Flag of Turkey Balıkesirspor v.  Egypt, 15 October 2013
DF Jerry Akaminko 2 May 1988 (1988-05-02) (age 32) 9 1 Flag of Turkey Eskişehirspor 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad list
DF Kwabena Adusei 3 June 1987 (1987-06-03) (age 33) 5 2 Flag of Ghana Asante Kotoko 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad list
DF Jeff Schlupp 23 December 1992 (1992-12-23) (age 27) 2 0 Flag of England Leicester City 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad list
DF David Addy 21 February 1990 (1990-02-21) (age 30) 8 0 Flag of Portugal Vitória Guimarães v.  Montenegro, 5 March 2014
DF Tijani Joshua 22 October 1988 (1988-10-22) (age 32) 6 0 Flag of Ghana Ashanti Gold 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Nuru Sulley 11 June 1992 (1992-06-11) (age 28) 6 0 Flag of Ghana Hearts of Oak 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Abeiku Ainooson 24 September 1990 (1990-09-24) (age 30) 3 0 Flag of Ghana Asante Kotoko 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Godfred Saka 2 November 1988 (1988-11-02) (age 32) 3 0 Flag of Ghana Aduana Stars 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Francis Morton 5 November 1992 (1992-11-05) (age 28) 1 0 Flag of Ghana Ebusua Dwarfs 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Alfred Nelson 18 August 1992 (1992-08-18) (age 28) 1 0 Flag of Ghana Liberty Professionals 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Joshua Otto 6 April 1990 (1990-04-06) (age 30) 0 0 Flag of Ghana Wa All Stars 2014 African Nations Championship (preliminary squad)
DF Mohamed Awal 1 May 1988 (1988-05-01) (age 32) 2 0 Flag of South Africa Maritzburg United v.  Egypt, 19 November 2013
DF Edwin Gyimah 9 March 1991 (1991-03-09) (age 29) 1 0 Flag of South Africa SuperSport United v.  Egypt, 19 November 2013
DF Richard Kissi Boateng 25 November 1988 (1988-11-25) (age 32) 2 0 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe v.  Japan, 10 September 2013
DF Baba Rahman 2 July 1994 (1994-07-02) (age 26) 0 0 Flag of Germany Greuther Fürth v.  Lesotho, 16 June 2013
MF Yussif Chibsah 10 March 1993 (1993-03-10) (age 27) 1 0 Flag of Italy Sassuolo 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad list
MF Michael Akuffu 18 December 1985 (1985-12-18) (age 34) 7 0 Flag of Ghana Asante Kotoko 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Richard Mpong 4 July 1990 (1990-07-04) (age 30) 6 1 Flag of Ghana Asante Kotoko 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Jordan Opoku 8 October 1987 (1987-10-08) (age 33) 6 0 Flag of Ghana Asante Kotoko 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Theophilus Annorbaah 17 September 1987 (1987-09-17) (age 33) 5 1 Flag of Ghana Medeama 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Yahaya Mohamed 17 February 1988 (1988-02-17) (age 32) 5 1 Flag of Ghana Asante Kotoko 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Latif Mohammed 22 January 1993 (1993-01-22) (age 27) 5 0 Flag of Ghana Ashanti Gold 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Asiedu Attobrah 15 March 1995 (1995-03-15) (age 25) 3 0 Flag of Ghana New Edubiase United 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Jackson Owusu 15 October 1988 (1988-10-15) (age 32) 3 0 Flag of Ghana Berekum Chelsea 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Edmund Owusu-Ansah 2 April 1983 (1983-04-02) (age 37) 2 0 Flag of Ghana Heart of Lions 2014 African Nations Championship (preliminary squad)
MF Moro Abubakar 17 August 1991 (1991-08-17) (age 29) 0 0 Flag of Ghana Hearts of Oak 2014 African Nations Championship (preliminary squad)
MF Emmanuel Frimpong 10 January 1992 (1992-01-10) (age 28) 1 0 Unattached v.  Egypt, 15 October 2013
MF Solomon Asante 15 September 1990 (1990-09-15) (age 30) 14 0 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe v.  Japan, 10 September 2013
MF Isaac Cofie 5 April 1991 (1991-04-05) (age 29) 1 0 Flag of Italy Genoa v.  Lesotho, 16 June 2013
FW Mahatma Otoo 6 February 1992 (1992-02-06) (age 28) 3 0 Flag of Norway Sogndal 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad list
FW David Accam 28 September 1990 (1990-09-28) (age 30) 0 0 Flag of Sweden Helsingborg 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad list
FW Sulley Mohammed 7 December 1995 (1995-12-07) (age 24) 5 1 Flag of Ghana King Faisal Babes 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Seidu Bancey 15 May 1990 (1990-05-15) (age 30) 4 0 Flag of Ghana Asante Kotoko 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Kennedy Boateng 30 November 1989 (1989-11-30) (age 30) 2 0 Flag of Ghana Medeama 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Paul de Vries 3 March 1996 (1996-03-03) (age 24) 2 0 Flag of Ghana Wa All Stars 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Samuel Afful 2 December 1995 (1995-12-02) (age 24) 1 0 Flag of Ghana Sekondi Hasaacas 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Richard Gadze 1 April 1995 (1995-04-01) (age 25) 0 0 Flag of Ghana Ebusua Dwarfs 2014 African Nations Championship (preliminary squad)
FW Dominic Adiyiah 29 November 1989 (1989-11-29) (age 30) 20 4 Unattached v.  Egypt, 19 November 2013
FW Frank Acheampong 16 October 1993 (1993-10-16) (age 27) 2 1 Flag of Belgium Anderlecht v.  Japan, 10 September 2013
FW Richmond Boakye 28 January 1993 (1993-01-28) (age 27) 7 2 Flag of Italy Juventus v.  Lesotho, 16 June 2013
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the Ghana national football team current squad due to an injury.
  • WD Player withdrew from the Ghana national football team current squad due to a personal reason.

Current coaching staff

Alumni

Former players

Main article: List of Ghanaian international players

Managers

Main article: List of Ghana international managers

Honours

Worldwide honours

Quarter-final: 2010

Continental tournaments

Winners (4): 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982
Runners-up (4): 1968, 1970, 1992, 2010
Runners-up (2): 2009, 2014

Continental Subregion

  • Jalco Cup
Winners (4): 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959
Runners-up (4): 1951, 1954, 1956, 1958
  • Nkrumah Cup
Winners (3): 1959, 1960, 1963
  • Azikiwe Cup
Winners (5): 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967
Winners (5): 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987
Third place (1): 1991
Winner (1): 2013
Third place (1): 2010

Continental Multi-sport event

Winners: 2011
Third place (2): 1978, 2003

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