EPL Brothers Snubbed For Ghana Squad
Premier League Brothers Snubbed For Ghana Squad
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named his 26-man squad for their must-win World Cup qualifier against Uganda, but snubbed two of the Black Stars’ biggest stars, while nominating one Premier Soccer League player.
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Appiah’s side need to beat Uganda on 7 October and hope for first-placed Egypt to slip up against Congo Brazzaville in order to keep their 2018 FIFA World Cup hopes alive.
While Ghana’s all-time record scorer and captain Asamoah Gyan, who now plays for Kayserispor, was part of the 26-man squad, which will still be reduced to 23 before the Uganda tie, Premier League duo Andre Ayew (West Ham) and Jordan Ayew (Swansea) were not selected.
Meanwhile, Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori has once again been selected to represent the Black Stars.
Here is Ghana’s squad in full, as reported by BBC Africa:
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)
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)
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), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhtan)
Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), John Antwi (Misr Al Makkasa, Egypt), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Crvena Zvezda, Serbia)
Egypt currently lead World Cup qualifying group with nine points, two ahead of Uganda, while Ghana currently sit in third spot on five points from their first four matches.
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