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Otto Addo names 26-man squad for Mali, CAR matches; Dede Ayew, Inaki Williams absent –

Black Stars coach, Otto Addo, has announced his squad for the games against Mali and the Central African Republic.

The squad is made up of three goalkeepers – Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Jojo Wollacott, and Frederick Asare of Asante Kotoko.

In defense, Otto Addo left out the experienced Daniel Amartey but called up Tariq Lamptey, Mohammed Salisu, and Alexander Djiku, among others.

Thomas Partey returns to midfield alongside Salis Samed, Elisha Owusu, Edmond Addo, and others.

Otto Addo also handed debut call-ups to Ibrahim Sulemana who plays in Italy.

The Black Stars are scheduled to face Mali in Bamako on June 6, followed by a match against the Central African Republic at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on June 10.

Below is the full squad

Defenders: Gideon Mensah (AJ Auxerre), Ebenezer Annan (FK Novi Pazar), Mohammed Salisu (AS Monaco), Jerome Opoku (Istanbul Basaksehir), Abdul Mumin (Rayo Vallecano), Alexander Djiku (Fenerbahce Istanbul), Alidu Seidu (Stade Rennes), Tariq Lamptey (Brighton & Hove Albion).

Midfielders: Mohammed Kudus (West Ham United), Ernest Nuamah (Olympique Lyon), Salis Abdul Samed (RC Lens), Ibrahim Sulemana (Cagliari Calcio), Edmund Addo (FK Radnicki Nis), Thomas Partey (FC Arsenal), Elisha Owusu ( AJ Auxerre), Abu Francis (Cercle Brugge).

Forwards: Osman Bukari (RS Belgrade), Issahaku Abdul Fatawu (Leicester City, loan from Sporting CP), Antoine Semenyo (Bournemouth), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Ibrahim Osman (FC Nordsjaelland), Kamaldeen Sulemana (FC Southampton), Brandon Thomas-Asante (West Bromwich).

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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