Avram Grant Drops In-Form Raphael Dwamena And Two Others As He Names Afcon Final 23 Man Squad


Black Stars manager Avram Grant has dropped three players from his initial 26 man squad as he submits his final 23 man squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations.

Austria Lustenau forward Raphael Dwamena, who has scored 18 goals in 20 games for his club this season, is one of those spectacularly dropped – alongside former youth international Joseph Attamah Larweh and Abdul Majeed Warris.

The three drop out from the team that would compete in the tournament when it kicks off on the 14th of January in Gabon. Ghana is in group D alongside Mali, Egypt and Uganda as they attempt to improve upon the second place finish in last year’s tournament.

View full 23 man Afcon squad below…

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Fatau Dauda (Enyimba) Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain) Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria) Andre Ayew (West Ham, England)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahli, UAE) Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England),  Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany),

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