Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ghana release list of invited players for Nations Cup

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Black Stars, Photo: tufaghanafc.com

Micheal Essien was left out as requested

The Ghanaian national team coach has released a 26-man team list for preparations for the African Cup of Nations.

The Coach, Kwesi Appiah, left out some big names from the list including Jordan Ayew, John Mensah, and Michael Essien, who personally requested to be left out of the squad because he’s more committed to his club, Real Madrid, at this moment.

The squad is made up of three goalkeepers, ten defenders, nine midfielders, and four strikers.

The invited players were announced at a Press Conference in Accra, Ghana on Thursday.

Ghana will be camping at the United Arab Emirates and is scheduled to play friendly matches with Tunisia and Egypt in preparations for the Nations Cup which starts in January.

Ghana last won the Nations Cup 30 years ago when they defeated Libya on Penalties

The invited players are:

Goalkeepers:

Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway),

Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold),

Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals)

Defenders:

John Paintsil (Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Israel), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia),

Kissi Boateng (Berekum Chelsea), Wakasu Mubarak (Espanyol, Spain), John Boye (Rennes, France),

Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France),

Isaac Vorsah (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria),

Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Asante Kotoko), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg United, South Africa).

Midfielders:

Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), Christian Atsu (FC Porto, Portgal), Anthony Annan (Osasuna, Spain),

Derek Boateng (Dnipro Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine),

Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Solomon Asante (Berekum Chelsea).

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Emmanuel Clottey (Esperance, Tunisia), Boakye Yiadom (Sassuolo, Italy),

Yahaya Mohammed (Amidaus Professionals).

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