African Nations Name World Cup Squads

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Cameroon coach Volker Finke unveiled his preliminary 28-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ starting on 12 June.

Cameroon are competing in their seventh World Cup finals, but are underdogs in a Group A that includes hosts Brazil, Croatia and Mexico.

Only two of Finke’s squad play in their domestic championship – goalkeeper Loic Feudjou and defender Cedric Djeugoue – with the remainder in European and Turkish clubs.

Finke will have to reduce the squad to 23 for the finals themselves.

Cameroon squad

Goalkeepers: Charles Itandje (Konyaspor/TUR), Ndy Assembe (Guingamp/FRA), Sammy Ndjock (Fetihespor/TUR), Loic Feudjou (Coton Sport)

Defenders: Allan Nyom (Granada/ESP), Dany Nounkeu (Besiktas/TUR), Cedric Djeugoue (Coton Sport), Aurelien Chedjou (Galatasaray/TUR), Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille/FRA), Armel Kana-Biyik (Rennes/FRA), Henri Bedimo (Lyon/FRA), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (QPR/ENG), Gaetang Bong (Olympiakos/GRE)

Midfielders: Eyong Enoh (Antalyaspor/TUR), Jean II Makoun (Rennes/FRA), Joel Matip (Schalke 04/GER), Stephane Mbia (Sevilla/ESP), Landry Nguemo (Bordeaux/FRA), Alexandre Song (Barcelona/ESP), Cedric Loe (Osasuna/ESP), Edgar Sally (Lens/FRA)

Forwards: Samuel Eto’o (Chelsea/ENG), Eric Choupo Moting (Mainz/GER), Benjamin Moukandjo (Nancy/FRA), Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient/FRA), Achille Webo (Fenerbahce/TUR), Mohamadou Idrissou (Kaiserslautern/GER), Fabrice Olinga (Zulte-Waregem/BEL)


Goalkeeper Stephen Adams was the only local-based player named in Ghana’s provisional 26-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Adams, who plays for former Ghana league champions, Aduana Stars made the cut after a superb showing at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa earlier in the year, where Ghana lost out to Libya on penalties.

The surprise inclusion in the squad named by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah on Monday (12 May 2014) are Leicester City left-back Jeffery Schlupp and Sweden-based offensive midfielder David Accam.

According to Appiah, the team will begin preparations with a non-residential camp in Accra from 20-23 May before the team departs for the Netherlands on May 24 for the next stage of preparations.

The Black Stars will face the Oranje of Netherlands in a friendly game in Amsterdam on May 31, after which three players will be dropped before the team embarks for Miami, USA for the final preparations.

Ghana will face Germany, Portugal and USA at the group phase of their third successive appearance at the Mundial.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars)

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias, Greece), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jerry Akaminko (Eskişehirspor, Turkey)

Midfielders: Michael Essien (AC Milan, Italy), Sulley Ali Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Rabiu Mohamed (Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Parma, Italy), Christian Atsu (Vitesse, Netherlands), Albert Adomah (Middlesborough, England), Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, France), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), David Accam (Helsinborg, Sweden)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Kevin Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany), Abdul Majeed Waris (Valenciennes, France), Jordan Ayew (Sochaux, France)


Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Monday (12 May 2014) unveiled a 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The final 23 will be named on June 1, barely 24-hours after a test game with Armenia in Sion, Switzerland.

Les Fennecs are housed in Group H with Belgium, Russia and South Korea.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Izzekine Doukha (USM El Harrach/Algeria), Raïs M’Bolhi (CSKA Sofia/Bulgaria), Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche (USM Alger/Algeria), Cédric Si Mohammed (CS Constantine/Algeria)

Defenders: Essaïd Belkalem (Watford FC/England), Madjid Bougherra (Lekhwiya Club/Qatar), Liassine Cadamuro (RCD Mallorca/Spain), Faouzi Ghoulam (SSC Napoli/Italy), Rafik Halliche (Academica Coimbra/Portugal), Nacereddine Khoualed (USM Alger/Algeria), Aïssa Mandi (Reims/France), Carl Medjani (Valenciennes/France), Djamel Mesbah (AS Livourno/Italy), Mehdi Mostefa (AC Ajaccio/France)

Midfielders: Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham/England), Ryad Boudebouz (SC Bastia/France), Yacine Brahimi (Granada CF/Spain), Adlène Guedioura (Crystal Palace/England), Amir Karaoui (ES Sétif/Algeria), Medhi Lacen (Getafe CF/Spain), Saphir Taider (Inter Milan/Italy), Hassan Yebda (Udinese FC/Italy)

Forwards: Abdelmoumène Djabou (Club Africain/Tunisia), Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest/England), Soofiane Feghouli (Valencia/Spain), Ryad Mahrez (Leicester City/England), Islam Slimani (Sporting Lisbon/Portugal), Hilal Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb/Croatia)


The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Tuesday announced Nigeria’s provisional 30-man list for the FIFA 2014 World Cup.

The list, submitted by Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, was read on Tuesday evening by a member of the Technical Committee of the NFF, Paul Bassey.

Some the players who made the list include Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Vincent Enyeama, Sunday Mba, and Ahmed Musa; all of whom were in the Nigerian side that won the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

Apart from the regulars, players who had hitherto fallen out with Keshi also made the list. These include Osaze Odemwingie and Joseph Yobo.

The invited players will resume camp on May 26 before a final list of 23 players will be selected for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

See the full list below:

Nigeria Squad for FIFA 2014 World Cup

Goal Keepers – Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim (Gombe Utd), Daniel Akpeyi (Warri Wolves).

Defenders – Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Kenneth Omeruo, Joseph Yobo, Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars).

Midfielders – John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Ejike Uzoenyi (Rangers Int’l), Sunday Mba, Gabriel Rueben, Nosa Igiebor, Joel Obi, Michael Uchebo.

Attackers – Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Victor Moses, Emanuel Emenike, Victor Nsofor, Osaze Odemwingie, Michael Babatunde, Nnamdi Oduamadi, Nwofor Uche.

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