2017 FIFA WC Qualifier: Ghana coach Appiah names 26-squad for Uganda clash

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The coach of Ghana's senior national football team Kwesi Appiah has named a 26-man squad for Ghana’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Kampala, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced on Tuesday.

The Black Stars will travel to face the Cranes in Kampala next month in the penultimate Group E qualifier. Ghana are lying 3rd on the table which is led by Egypt followed by Uganda. Congo is at the bottom of the table.

Coach Appiah’s list does not include the Ayew brothers - Andre who plays for West Ham and Jordan who plays for Swansea, both in the English premiership.

Appiah includes debutants Kingsley Sarfo of Swedish side Malmo, USA-based Abass Mohammed, Kasim Nuhu of Swiss club Young Boys, Accra Hearts of Oak defender Vincent Atinga and Isaac Twum of Ghanaian premiership side Inter Allies.

Germany-based defender Daniel Opare returns to the side for the first time since the 2014 World Cup in Brazil following good showing for Augsburg.

Captain Asamoah Gyan and other top players like Thomas Partey, Daniel Amartey and Jonathan Mensah have all been named in the squad.

The three goalkeepers who were called for last month's World Cup qualifier have all been retained.

The squad will be whittled down to 23 players as the team will start its preparations for the match to be played away from home.

The following is the squad:
GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars, Ghana)

DEFENDERS: Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus, USA), Daniel Opare (Augsburg, Germany) Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal), Abass Mohammed (Harrisburg City, USA), Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Daniel Amartey (Leicester, England), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew,USA), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia), Vincent Atinga (Hearts of Oak, Ghana)

MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Kingsley Sarfo (Malmo, Sweden) Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin TEDA, China), Isaac Twum (Inter Allies, Ghana), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhtan)

FORWARDS: Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), John Antwi (Misr Lel-Makkasa, Egypt), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Crvena Zvezda, Serbia)
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26 september 2017 20:26:24

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