Essien, Boateng for Ghana

GHANA's coach Milovan Rajevac has included Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien in the provisional team of 29 for the World Cup.

GHANA's coach Milovan Rajevac has included Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien in the provisional team of 29 for the World Cup.

Also included is Kevin-Prince Boateng, who is still awaiting the formalisation of his nationality switch from Germany after turning out for them at youth level.

Essien is recuperating from a knee injury.

Ghana preliminary squad: Richard Kingson, Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals), Stephen Ahorlu (Hearts of Lions), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars), Samuel Inkoom (Basle), Eric Addo (Roda JC), Jonathan Mensah (Granada), Lee Addy (Bechem Chelsea), Rahim Ayew (Zamalek), Hans Sarpei (Bayer Leverkusen), John Mensah (Lyon), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim), John Pantsil (Fulham), Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan), Derek Boateng (Getafe), Anthony Annan (Rosenborg), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah (both Udinese), Andre Ayew (Marseille), Michael Essien (Chelsea), Stephen Appiah (Bologna), Haminu Draman (Lokomotiv Moscow), Quincy Owusu Abeyie (Al Sadd), Bernard Kumordzie (Panionios), Laryea Kingston (Hearts), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Portsmouth), Matthew Amoah (NAC Breda), Asamoah Gyan (Rennes), Prince Tagoe (Hoffenheim) and Dominic Adiyiah (AC Milan).

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