Avram Grant name 24-man squad for next month’s Afcon qualifier
Head coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, Avram Grant has named a 24-man squad for the next month’s 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Rwanda.
As part of the Black Stars preparation ahead of the game, the four time Africa champions will play a friendly against Congo in Brazzaville on September 1 before travelling to Kigali three days later to take on the Amavubi of Rwanda in their second qualifying group stage match.
In the 24-man squad released by the Israeli tactician, former U-20 stars Godfred Donsah and Ebenezer Assifuah have been handed call ups with Bournemouth based winger Christian Atsu recovering in time to make the squad for next month’s match.
However, Andre Ayew who missed the first group match against Mauritius in Ghana due to injury has been named in the squad as Asamoah Gyan will lead the squad for the tie in Kigali.
Below is Ghana’s full 24-man squad for the clash against Rwanda:
Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Fatau Dauda (AshGold), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)
Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Baba Rahman (Chelsea, England), Gyimah Edwin (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Daniel Amartey, (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)
Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Solomon Asante (T.P. Mazembe, DR Congo), Christian Atsu (Bournemouth, England), Andre Ayew (Swansea City, UK) Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Bernard Mensah (Getafe, Spain), Godfred Donsah (Bologna, Italy)
Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (SIPG Shanghai, China), Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA), Richmond Boakye Yiadom(Atalanta, Italy).