Ghana unveils a final 23-man AFCON 2019 squad list

Ghana’s Black Stars team for the Africa Cup of Nations has been unveiled with Abdul Majeed Waris the biggest exclusion
Ghana AFCON 2019 Squad list released
Ghana team before the last Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place match in Port Gentile, Gabon on 4/2/2017 (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto)

Ghana’s Black Stars team for the Africa Cup of Nations has been unveiled with FC Porto striker Abdul Majeed Waris the biggest exclusion from the Ghana AFCON 2019 squad list. The striker spent last season on loan with Nantes and is one of five players cut from 28 players currently in camp in the United Arab Emirates.

Ebenezer Ofori who plays in the USA and also played at the 2017 AFCON, Ghana U-23 captain Yaw Yeboah and the local-based duo of Mohammed Alhassan (Hearts of Oak) and Abdul Safiu Fatawu (Asante Kotoko) were all dropped.

Asamaoh Gyan also makes final Ghana 2019 AFCON Squad
In this file photo taken on January 21, 2017 Ghana’s forward Asamoah Gyan celebrates after scoring a goal during the last Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Ghana and Mali in Port-Gentil. – Asamoah Gyan was included in Ghana’s squad for the Africa Cup Nations on June 10, 2019 after reverting his decision to retire from international duty having lost the captaincy. (Photo by Justin TALLIS / AFP)

On Thursday, St. Gallen Centre-back Musah Nuhu returned to his Swiss club following an injury. Captain Andre Ayew, deputy skipper Kwadwo Asamoah, veteran striker Asamoah Gyan and Thomas Partey are all included in the 23-man list.

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Ghana lost to Namibia 1-0 in a pre-tournament friendly on Sunday. Ghana will play South Africa in a second friendly game on Saturday before departing for Egypt five days later.

The four-time champions are in Group F and play against cup holders Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.

Ghana’s AFCON 2019 squad list

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

Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Abdul Rahman Baba (Reims, France), Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe, Turkey), Kasim Nuhu Adams (Hoffenheim, Germany,) John Boye (Metz, France), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA), Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belgium), Joseph Attamah (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey)

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Jordan Pierre Ayew during the last Africa Cup of Nations
Jordan Pierre Ayew during the last Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place match in Port Gentile, Gabon on 4/2/2017 (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto)

Midfielders Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Teye Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionale, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew (Fenerbahce, 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)

Related: South Africa releases AFCON 2019 squad list


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