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Ghana coach says he won't pick Kevin-Prince Boateng again

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he will not call up Kevin-Prince Boateng in the future after their World Cup bust-up.

Will select players will to 'die for the country'

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he will not call up Kevin-Prince Boateng in the future after their World Cup bust-up. (Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he will not call up Kevin-Prince Boateng in the future after their World Cup bust-up.

Back home after Ghana's elimination, Appiah says he will now only select players who are "disciplined, committed and ready to die for the country."

Forward Boateng was thrown out of the team camp ahead of its final group game at the World Cup for insulting Appiah during a training session. Midfielder Sulley Muntari was also sent home for hitting an official.

Referring to the difficulty of "managing egos," Appiah said Wednesday "for now, Kevin-Prince Boateng is not part of my plans."

Ghana, a World Cup quarterfinalist in 2010, went out in the group stage in Brazil after two losses and a draw and a campaign troubled by off-field issues.

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