33 players named for AFCON qualifiers

Black Stars
Black Stars

Otto Addo – Head Coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, has named his final 33-man squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers set to take place in Cote d’ Ivoire next year.

The squad, which features two local players, Augustine Okrah of Bechem United and Daniel Afriyie Barnieh of Accra Hearts of Oak and 31 other foreign based players would begin training in the coming days to face Madagascar on Monday, May 30 before taking on Central African Republic.

Ghanaian midfielder, Thomas Partey missed out on the squad due to late recovery of an injury he picked during his side’s clash against Crystal Palace, whiles Alexander Djiku also missed the call-up this time round.

The list includes Antoine Semenyo and debutants Braydon Manu, Alidu Seidu who would help Ghana to qualify to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament and also partake in a pre-World Cup tournament as part of preparation for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Herein the squad
Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacot (Swindon Town), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen ( Kas Eupen), Lawrence Ati Zigi (FC St. Gallen), Richard Ofori ( Orlando Pirates)

Defenders: Denis Odoi (Club Brugge), Alidu Seidu ( Clermont Foot), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Abdul Rahman Baba (FC Reading), Abdul Mumin ( Vitoria Guimaraes), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew)

Midfielders: Iddrissu Baba (RCD Mallorca), Edmund Addo ( FC Sheriff), Elisha Owusu ( KAA Gent), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyereh ( FC St. Pauli), Mubarak Wakaso ( Shenzhen FC)

Wingers: Joseph Paintsil (KRC Genk), Andre Ayew ( Al-Sadd SC), Augustine Okrah (Bechem United), Osman Bukari (FC Nentes), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon), Kamaldeen Sulemana ( Stade Rennes), Yaw Yeboah (Columbus Crew), Christopher Antwi Agyei (VFL Bochum)

Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Daniel Afriyie ( Accra Hearts of Oak), Felix Afena Gyan- (AS Roma), Kwesi Okyere Wriedt, Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor), Brayon Manu (SV Darmstadt).

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