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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah announces squad for 2019 AFCON

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah announces squad for 2019 AFCON

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head coach Kwesi Appiah has named his final 23-man squad that will travel to Egypt to compete at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars were drawn in group F alongside Cameroon, Benin, and Guinea-Bissau. They will open their campaign against Benin on June 25, before facing Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau in order.

Their squad for the tournament saw the inclusion of a number of high profile names, most notably Atlético Madrid’s Thomas Partey, Kwadwo Asamoah of Inter Milan, Newcastle winger Christian Atsum and the Ayew brothers.

On the other hand, Abdul Majeed Waris, who plies his trade at Ligue 1 side Nantes, was left out of the final squad alongside Ebenezer Ofori, Fatawu Safiu, and Mohammed Alhassan.

Ghana has already played two friendlies ahead of the tournament, which they won both against Ethiopia and Kenya, and their final preparation will be against South Africa on June 15 in Dubai.

Full squad:

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

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

Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionale, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew (Fenerbache, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland).

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor, Turkey) and Kwabena Owusu (Leganes, Spain).

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