Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah Names 30 Man Squad For Upcoming Qualifier With Several Big Name Players Left Out


James Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars manager Kwesi Appiah has named his first full squad since returning for his second stint in the job and he’s made a statement by dropping several big name stars.

Christian Atsu, Mubarak Wakaso, Razak Brimah and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu are four crucial members of Avram Grant’s Black Stars who failed to make the cut for Kwesi Appiah’s team.

Appiah has also made a statement by calling as many as seven local based players into the squad, fulfilling a pledge to involve more players based in Ghana than his predecessor did.

Ghana plays Ethiopia on June 11 in a 2019 Afcon qualifier, followed by friendly games against the USA and Mexico.

Full squad below…

Goalkeepers

Richard Ofori (Wa Allstars), Adam Kwarasey (Brondby, Denmark), Felix Annan (Kotoko), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)

Defenders

Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England)

Lumor Agbenyenu (Munich 1860, Germany), Daniel Darkwah (Aduana Stars, Ghana), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumalia (Al Gharafa, Qatar), Nicholas Opoku  (B.Chelsea, Ghana), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA)

Jerry Akaminko ( Eskiserhispor, Turkey), Samuel Sarfo (Liberty, Ghana)

Midfielders

Mohammed Abu (Columbus Crew, USA), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Kingsley Sarfo (Sirius, Sweden), Winful Cobbinah (Hearts of Oak), Yaw Yeboah (FC Twente, Holland),  Godsway Donyoh (Nordjaelland, Denmark), Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland)

Attackers

Asamoah Gyan (Al Alhi, UAE),  Jordan Ayew (Swansea City, England),  Majeed Waris (Lorient FC, France), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland)



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