Asamoah Gyan recalled, Ayews excluded from Ghana squad for Afcon qualifiers

Kayserispor duo Asamoah Gyan and Bernard Mensah are among a host of players making a return in Ghana’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double...

Kayserispor duo Asamoah Gyan and Bernard Mensah are among a host of players making a return in Ghana’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Sierra Leone.

Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah decided to maintain only 12 members of his last squad that suffered defeat to Kenya in September while recalling 11 others who missed out ahead of the October 11 and 15 encounters.

The players making a return to the Black Stars team include Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan, John Boye, Lumor Agbenyenu, Jonathan Mensah, Mubarak Wakaso, Nana Ampomah, Thomas Agyepong, Emmanuel Boateng, Richmond Boakye Yiadom, Bernard Mensah and skipper Asamoah Gyan.

Team schedule

The Black Stars will open camp in Kumasi on Monday, October 8.

Ghana hosts Sierra Leone in their third game of Group F of the 2019 Afcon qualifiers at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on the 11th. Kickoff is at 1600 GMT.

For the reverse fixture, the team will depart Accra for Freetown in the early hours of Sunday October 14 and face the Sierra Leoneans the following day.

Ghana are top of the vastly open Group F which has all four teams on three points. Ethiopia also take on Kenya in back-to-back games this month.

 

Full Squad:

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

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Reading FC, England), Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA), John Boye (FC Metz, France), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy)

Midfielders : Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Bernard Mensah (Kayserispor, Turkey), Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France), Emmanuel Boateng (Levante, Spain), Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia)

 

 

Source: footy-ghana.com

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