SPIELFELD
02.18.2019

Kasim Adams names his Ghana dream team

Kasim Adams made his comeback from injury in TSG Hoffenheim's home game against Hannover 96. Speaking the SPIELFELD, the Kusami native picked out the XI players who would make up his all-time Ghana dream team.

Richard Kingson

With 92 international appearances and one goal, Kingson is the best goalkeeper in Ghana's history and a legend back home. Lined up between the sticks at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the World Cup in Germany 10 years later.

Aziz Ansah

Mostly deployed as a right-back, where he often proved to be an almost insurmountable obstacle. Was part of the U17 side that finished runners-up to Brazil in the 1997 World Cup final in Egypt. Played for Napoli and FC Brussels, as well as earning nine caps for our country.

Samuel Osei Kuffour

Joined Bayern at youth level and won the Champions League and World Club Cup (2001), as well as a range of domestic titles. Was an U17 World Cup winner in 1991 and an Olympic bronze medallist in 1993. A real role model for me.

Tony Baffoe

The captain who missed the decisive spot-kick in a penalty shootout against Ivory Coast in the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations final. It was actually his second penalty, as the score was still tied after all 11 players had stepped up. Still a hero though.

Kwesi Appiah

Versatile player who can be used in defence and attack, as he's very dangerous in front of goal. Born in London and even has an English passport. Has recently been on loan a lot but is now playing for Wimbledon.

Steven Appiah

An U17 World Cup winner in 1995 who later played for Juventus and won the title with Fenerbahce. Led Ghana to the last 16 at the World Cup in 2006, when he became African Footballer of the Year, and was part of the side that reached the last eight in 2010.

Michael Essien

An idol of Ghanaian football. Won Ligue 1 with Lyon, the Premier League and Champions League with Chelsea, and later enjoyed stints with Real and AC Milan too. African Footballer of the Year in 2008 – one of the greats.

Abedi Pele

Finished third behind winner George Weah and Roger Milla in the vote for Africa's Footballer of the Century. Won the inaugural Champions League with Marseille in 1993 before later enjoying a spell with 1860 Munich.

Sulley Muntari

Fired us into the lead in the 2010 World Cup quarter-final against Uruguay, who ultimately knocked us out because of Luis Suarez's handball on the line. Won the Champions League with Inter Milan that same year, then later joined rivals AC Milan. Earned 84 caps in total.

Asamoah Gyan

With 106 international appearances and 51 international goals. Gyan is Ghana's record-holder. Reached No. 1 in the Ghanaian charts with the song "African Girls" performed under the name "Baby Jet", and is a superstar back home. Two-time African footballer of the year too (2010, 2013) – a real talent.

Tony Yeboah

The most-famous Ghanaian in Germany. An absolute Bundesliga legend thanks to his performances in the 1990s with Frankfurt and Hamburg. Equally successful for Leeds. Scored 26 goals in 59 international appearances and now making waves as a professional golfer.

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