Avram Grant names Stars Squad

Black Stars Head Coach has named a 23 man squad for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers against Mauritius.

The squad sees a first call up for Vitoria Guimaraes midfielder Bernard Mensah after an impressive season in Portugal.

The squad also sees a recall for Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah who helped his team to the Championship Playoff Final.

The major exclusion is deputy captain Andre Ayew who is currently nursing an injury.

The team remains virtually unchanged from the AFCON squad which won silver in Equitorial Guinea earlier this year with Mahatma Otoo and Awal Mohammed missing out.

Black Stars squad for AFCON qualifier against Mauritius:

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Mirandes, Spain), Fatau Dauda (AshGold), Ernest Sowah (Don Bosco, DR Congo)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), John Boye (Erciyesspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Baba Rahman (Augsburg, Germany), Gyimah Edwin (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa), Daniel Amartey, (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)

Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Sampdoria, Italy), Solomon Asante (T.P. Mazembe, DR Congo), Christian Atsu (Bournemouth, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Celtic, Scotland), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium) Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England), Bernard Mensah (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal)

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Jordan Ayew (Lorient, France), Kwesi Appiah (Crystal Palace, England), David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA).

Story by Ghana/Joy Sports/Kweku Arhin


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