Ghana names final 2015 AFCON squad.
The Black Stars of Ghana coach, Avram Grant has released his final list of 23 players for this month’s AFCON championship in Equatorial Guinea.
The Ex-Chelsea boss previously called 31 players for a non-residential camping in Accra but before the team left for its pre-tournament base in Seville(Spain), the head coach of the side pruned down the squad to 26.
However, per the technical team assessment of all the 26 players in camp, Kwabena Adusei, Samuel Inkoom and Ibrahim Moro all failed to make the cut as Jefferey Schlupp and Majid Waris missed the boat due to their respective injuries.
The surprise inclusion in the final 23 is Mahatma Otoo who was not part of the 26 players that went to Seville for the camping.
Below is the full list of the final 23 players that will be representing Ghana in the 2015 AFCON tourney in Equatorial Guinea – officially scheduled to kick start on the 17th January, 2015.
Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Mirandes, Spain), Fatau Dauda (AshGold) and Ernest Sowah (Don Bosco, DR Congo)
Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), John Boye (Erciyesspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg, South Africa), 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 (Parma, Italy), Solomon Asante (T.P. Mazembe, DR Congo), Christian Atsu (Everton, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Celtic, Scotland), Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, France), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA)
Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Lorient, France), Mahatma Otoo (Songdal, Norway) Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United, England).
In other related news the Black Stars on Wednesday afternoon beat Portuguese second-tier side Olhanense by 3 goals to nothing. Thanks to goals from Christian Atsu, Kwasi Appiah and Jordan Ayew.