23 man AFCON squad finally confirmed by Kwesi Appiah

It has been confirmed by Kwesi Appiah that the squad for the Black Stars participation in the upcoming Cup of Nations has been reduced from 29 to the final 23 man squad.

Coach Kwesi Appiah revealed the shortened list yesterday, after observing the players in training since camping started over a week ago in Dubai.

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Players dropped from the team include Majeed Waris, Ebenezer Ofori, Mohammed Alhassan, Abdul Fatawu and Yaw Yeboah.

The Black Stars play South Africa in a pre-tournament friendly on June 15th before leaving the Emirates for Egypt.

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Ghana would be hoping to win a 5th AFCON crown at the tournament and a trophy since 1982. Check out the Stars’ final 23 man squad below…

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa, Lawrence Ati- Zigi  (Sochaux, Montbeliard, France), and Felix Annan  (Asante Kotoko, Ghana).

Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Abdul Baba Rahman (Reims, France), Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe A.S, Turkey),  Kassim Nuhu, (Hoffeinham, Germany,) John Boye ( Metz France), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA), Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belguim), Joseph Attamah (Basaksehir, Turkey)

Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionle, Italy), Afriyie Acquah  (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew [c] ( Fenerbache, Turkey),  Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland)

Attackers: Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Caleb Ekuban  (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Kwabena  Owusu (Leganes, Spain).

 

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Freddie, is a graduate of the University of Ghana. He is a film enthusiast, screenwriter and human rights activist.

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