Black Stars Squad for 2023 AFCON qualifiers and pre-world cup friendlies

Black Stars of Ghana
Black Stars of Ghana

COACH OTTO ADDO BLACK STARS SQUAD NAMED 

The Ghana Black Stars Coach Otto Addo has called up thirty-three players for next week’s Cup of Nations Cote D’lvoire 2023 qualifiers against Madagascar and Central African Republic.

The Black Stars will also take part in a 4-nation tournament in that features Japan, Chile and Tunisia as part of the build up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in November.

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The Black Stars Captain Andre Ayew who missed the World Cup play offs against Nigeria has returned to the squad after serving his two-match suspension.

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Also, returning to the squad are Mubarak Wakasso, Jonathan Mensah and Kamaldeen Sulemana.

The three players have not featured for the Black Stars since the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Accra Hearts of Oak’s Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Bechem United’s Augustine Okrah have also been included in the squad.

But, Alexander Djiku and Thomas Partey are absent from Black Stars squad.

Ghana will take on Madagascar on Wednesday, June 1 before taking on Central African Republic four days later. With the World Cup around the corner, Otto Addo will lead his charges to a four-nation tournament in Japan as part of preparations towards the FIFA World Cup.

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Below is the full squad for the qualifiers:

GOALKEEPERS

Jojo Wollacott – Swindon Town, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen – Eupen, Lawrence Ati-Zigi – St. Gallen, Richard Ofori- Orlando Pirates

DEFENDERS

Denis Odoi – Club Brugge, Alidu Seidu – Clermont Foot, Gideon Mensah – Bordeaux, Abdul Baba Rahman – Reading, Abdul Mumin – Vitoria Guimaraes, Daniel Amartey – Leicester City, Joseph Aidoo – Celta Vigo, Jonathan Mensah – Columbus Crew

MIDFIELDERS

Iddrisu Baba – Mallorca, Edmund Addo – Sheriff Tiraspol, Elisha Owusu – KAA Gent, Mohammed Kudus – Ajax, Daniel Kofi Kyereh – St. Pauli, Mubarak Wakaso – Shenzhen.

WINGERS

Joseph Paintsil – Genk, Andre Ayew – Al Sadd, Augustine Okrah – Bechem United, Osman Bukari – Nantes, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku – Sporting CP, Kamaldeen Sulemana – Stade Rennes, Yaw Yeboah – Columbus Crew, Christopher Antwi-Adjei – Bochum

STRIKERS

Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace, Daniel Afriyie – Hearts of Oak, Felix Afena Gyan – AS Roma, Kwesi Okyere Wriedt – Holstien Kiel, Antoine Semenyo – Bristol City, Benjamin Tetteh – Yeni Malatyaspor, Braydon Manu – SV Darmstadt

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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