Appiah Names 24-Man Squad For Nations Cup Qualifiers
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named his squad for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Uganda and Togo.
The Black Stars coach has selected 24 players for the two Group E matches in the qualifying campaign. Jeffery Schlupp and David Accam, who both missed out of the 2014 World Cup have made Appiah’s squad.
Ghana will play Uganda on September 5 in Kumasi and take on the Hawks the following weekend in Lome. The 30th edition of AFCON will be played from 17 January through to 8 February 2015 in Morocco.
Winners and runner-up of each group plus the third-best team will join hosts Morocco for the final tournament.
Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Chippa United, South Africa), Adams Stephen (Aduana Stars) and Razak Braimah (Mirandes FC, Spain)
Defenders: Daniel Opare (FC Porto, Portugal), Harrison Afful (Esperance FC, Tunisia), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg, South Africa), Baba Rahman (FC Augsburg, Germany), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), John Boye (Erciyesspor FC, Turkey) and Jonathan Mensah (Evian FC, France)
Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyeman Badu (Udinese, Italy), Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Yusif Chibsah (Sassuolo, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Karzan, Russia), Atsu Christian (Everton, England), Asante Solomon (T.P. Mazembe FC, Congo DR.), Gyimah Edwin (Black Aces, South Africa), Afriyie Acquah (Parma FC, Italy) and Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, France)
Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Jordan Ayew (Lorient, France), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), David Accam (Helsenborg, Sweden).