Ghana names final 23 squad


Ghana coach Avram Grant has named his final
23-man squad that will travel to Equatorial
Guinea to participate in this month’s Africa
Cup of Nations.
The squad, which is dominated by foreign-
based players, sees several players named for
their maiden appearances in African football’s
flagship event.
Youngsters Baba Rahman, Daniel Amartey,
Frank Acheampong David Accam and Kwesi
Appiah will all be making their first
appearances at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Injury to striker Abdul-Majeed Waris means
Norway-based attacker Mahatma Otoo has
been given a late call-up to join the squad.
England-based defender Jeffrey Schlupp was
also excluded from the squad because of an
injury that will rule him out of action for about
three weeks.
Defender Samuel Inkoom, midfielder Ibrahim
Moro and Kwabena Adusei, who were part of
the provisional squad were all left out of the
final 23-man squad.
The Black Stars will be led at the tournament
by captain Asamoah Gyan who joins Andre
Ayew, Jonathan Mensah, Emmanuel
Agyemang-Badu and Mubarak Wakaso will
provide the needed exeperience for the
tournament in Equatorial Guinea.
The Black Stars have been drawn against
Senegal, Algeria and South Africa in Group C.
Ghana squad
Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Mirandes, Spain)
, Fatau Dauda (AshGold) and Ernest Sowah
(Don Bosco, DR Congo)
Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia),
John Boye (Erciyesspor, Turkey), Jonathan
Mensah (Evian, France), Awal Mohammed
(Maritzburg, South Africa), Baba Rahman
(Augsburg, Germany), Gyimah Edwin
(Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa),
Daniel Amartey, (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)
Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar,
Russia), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese,
Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Parma, Italy), Solomon
Asante (T.P. Mazembe, DR Congo), Christian
Atsu (Everton, England), Mubarak Wakaso
(Celtic, Scotland), Andre Ayew (Olympique
Marseille, France), Frank Acheampong
(Anderlecht, Belgium), David Accam (Chicago
Fire, USA)
Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Lorient, France),
Mahatma Otoo (Songdal, Norway) Asamoah
Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge
United, England).


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