Ghana’s coach Kwesi Appiah has omitted four key players in his 23-man squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month.
General captain of the team Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah and John Boye have all been left out of the squad to face South Africa and Sao Tome and Principle in November. While Newcastle winger Christian Atsu ruled himself out of the double header due to injury.
Kwesi Appiah has handed debut call-ups to seven debutants including Mohammed Kudus, Iddrisu Baba, Torric Jibrin, Mohammed Salisu,of Real Valladolid, Razak Abalora, Shafiu Mumuni of Ashgold and Christopher Antwi-Adjei.
The 1982 champions will host Bafana Bafana of South Africa at home on Thursday 14th November, 2019 at the Cape Coast Stadium, before travelling to São Tomé and Príncipe to face them on Monday 18th November.
The Black Stars are expected to begin training in Cape Coast from Monday 11 November 2019 with the team expected to hold one training session a day.
Here is the full squad below:
GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Razak Abalora (Azam FC, Tanzania)
DEFENDERS: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Lumor Agbenyenu (Real Mallorca, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy), Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid, Spain)
MIDFIELDERS: Samuel Owusu (Al Fahya, Saudi Arabia), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Iddrisu Baba (Real Mallorca, Spain), Christopher Antwi-Adjei (SC Paderborn, Germany)
FORWARD: Andre Ayew (Swansea, England), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Torric Jibril (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Shafiu Mumuni (Ashantigold)
BY: ISAAC MORTEY