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So, who will be on show at Wembley as England host Ghana in friendly?
Published : 28 Mar 2011 22:01:40Rss feed
England host Ghana at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday evening, and there will be a number of familiar faces from the Barclays Premier League on show... Steve Bruce On his Ghanaian trio 'I'm delighted we've got all three (Asamoah Gyan, Sulley Muntari and John Mensah) at Sunderland. They all add something different, they are different players with different personalities. Make no mistake, England will be in for a game. And I have seen the Ghana fans many times; it will be a fantastic atmosphere.' On Sulley Muntari 'Sulley and John have got that leadership about them. I never thought I'd get Sulley because he went to Inter Milan for massive money (?12.7m).' Black Cats: Sunderland stars Muntari, Gyan and Mensah will line up for Ghana against England at Wembley On Asamoah Gyan 'He's absolutely fantastic. He brightens up our training sessions, he's as bright as a button, he enjoys life, he's a good boy, but maybe not as good as he should be at times.' Asamoah Gyan on Sulley Muntari 'He's a great guy, very quiet. He likes to be on his own. As a footballer, he is a fantastic player. Great left foot, wins so many tackles for the team. He doesn't hurt people, tough not rough.' Asamoah Gyan on Asamoah Gyan 'In the dressing room, people like me. They think I am crazy. Outside the field I look crazy, make people laugh, but on the pitch I am very focused.' Sulley Muntari on Asamoah Gyan 'The first time I saw him play was with Liberty, my ex-club in Ghana, and I fell in love with him. As a footballer, he's great, a wonderful player. He does things you can't describe that I love. As a person, he's a headache. Even then, he was like he is now - very hyper.' Riding high: Fulham and Ghana defender Pantsil A FAMILIAR FACE John Pantsil Laughed out of West Ham after two gaffe-prone years, Pantsil joined Fulham as part of the deal that also took Bobby Zamora there in 2008. The 29-year-old's club form is in stark contrast to his international record, having made his full debut in 2002 shortly after helping Ghana to the runners-up spot at the FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina. UNFAMILIAR FACES Andre Ayew (caps 29) A virtual ever-present inMarseille's title-chasing side, scoring seven times in Ligue 1. The sonof national treasure Abedi 'Pele' Ayew, the winger has bags of pace andtrickery and can interchange between the flanks as part of athree-pronged attack or four-man midfield. Played in all five ofGhana's games at the 2010 World Cup. Dominic Adiyiah (caps 9) Snapped up by AC Milan after helpingGhana to the Under 20 World Cup crown in 2009, where he won the GoldenBall (outstanding player) and Golden Shoe (top scorer with eightgoals). Since joining Milan he has been sent out on loan to Reggina andPartizan Belgrade, where he operates as a deep-lying striker. Overcamethe heartache of his father's funeral on Saturday to score in Ghana's3-0 win over Congo on Sunday. Prince Tagoe (caps 26) Joined Adiyiah at Partizan on loan last month and has scored four times in four league games. The 24-year-old played in midfield during the World Cup but prefers to be unleashed further up the field, despite scoring just six goals - including the opener against Congo - in 26 internationals. Has struggled at parent club Hoffenheim, in Germany, after three years in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. England v Ghana: Why Wembley showdown is more than just a friendly to FabioFabio sees fit to keep Parker despite pleas from West Ham to rest star midfielder Prove you're the man! Time for Capello to show why he's right for the England job Belt up, Jose! Capello fury at Mourinho claim that he nearly took the England job Barry is captain for Ghana friendly... but he's lost his lead role Explore more:People: Bobby Zamora, John Pantsil Places: Milan, Argentina, Germany, Ghana, Congo, United Kingdom
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