Head Coach of Ghana Black Stars, James Kwesi-Appiah has named his final 23-man square for the 2019 AFCON without Striker Abdul-Majeed Waris.
The FC Porto ace was omitted from the squad alongside six others namely: Ebenezer Ofori, Mohammed Alhassan, Abdul Fatawu and Yaw Yeboah after one week camping in Dubai whiles defender Nuhu Musah missed Ghana’s Afcon Train through injury.
Waris 27, made his debut for Ghana in 2012 and was a member of the team that represented Ghana at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He has played 31 games scoring four (4) goals.
Ghana, who finished fourth at the last edition of the AFCON after losing 0-1 to Burkina Faso, will be playing in Group F alongside Cameroon Guinea Bissau and Benin in the tournament that will kick off on June 21, 2019.
Fernabahce midfielder and Ghana Captain, André Ayew, will be leading the Black Stars for this year’s tournament.
The Black Stars will test their strength against Bafana Bafana of South Africa on June 15 in Dubai before the team emplanes for Egypt on June 20, 2019.
Under CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad’s tenure, the tournament has been switched from January to summer whilst participating teams have been expanded from 16 to 24.
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa, Lawrence Ati- Zigi (Sochaux, Montbeliard, France), and Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana).
Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Abdul Baba Rahman (Reims, France), Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe A.S, Turkey), Kassim Nuhu, (Hoffeinham, Germany,) John Boye ( Metz France), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA), Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belguim), Joseph Attamah (Basaksehir, Turkey)
Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionle, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew ( Fenerbache, 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 and Kwabena Owusu (Leganes, Spain).
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