Black Stars head coach, James Kwesi Appiah has finally named Ghana’s 23-member squad for the AFCON 2019 which will be hosted by Egypt.
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.
Coach Appiah dropped the following players: Ebenezer Ofori, Majeed Waris, Mohammed Alhassan, Abdul Fatawu and Yaw Yeboah after one week camping in Dubai. Ghana defender Nuhu Musah missed Ghana’s Afcon train through injury.
Fernabahce midfielder and Ghana captain, André Ayew, will be leading the Black Stars for this year’s tournament with Kwadwo Asamoah to be serving as the deputy.
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.
Below is the official list for the AFCON;
1. Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa)
2. Lawrence Ati- Zigi (Sochaux, Montbeliard, France)
3. Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana)
4. Andy Yiadom (Reading, England)
5. Abdul Baba Rahman (Reims, France)
6. Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe A.S, Turkey)
7. Kassim Nuhu, (Hoffeinham, Germany,)
8. John Boye ( Metz France)
9. Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA)
10. Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belguim)
11. Joseph Attamah (Basaksehir, Turkey)
12. Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain)
13. Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain)
14. Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionle, Italy)
15. Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy)
16. Andre Ayew ( Fenerbache, Turkey)
17. Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England)
18. Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia)
19. Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland)
20. Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey)
21. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England)
22. Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor, Turkey)
23. Kwabena Owusu (Leganes, Spain).