Avram Grant releases19-man squad for Tuesday’s friendly against Canada
coach of the Black Stars of Ghana Avram Grant has named his 19-man squad ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly against Canada in Washington, USA.
The Black Stars trainer named four debutants for the match to played in the American capital as the Black Stars prepare for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
USA-based midfielder duo of Llyod Sam and Kwadwo Poku get their first international call-ups after excelling in the American top-flight this season.
Germany-based defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh is also named in the Black Stars squad for the first time as well as Finland-based former Kotoko versatile player Gideon Baah.
Also named in the squad is Sassuolo’s midfielder Alfred Duncan who gets another chance to impress in the Black Stars after the Italy-based enforcer had a previous stint with the national team.
The squad is dominated by regular Black Stars players like goalkeeper Razak Brimah, John Boye and Leicester City left-back Jeff Schlupp.
Italy-based midfielders Agyemang Badu and Afriyie Acquah as well as Mubarak Wakaso.
Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew and Abdul Majeed Waris and David Accam were also named by Avram Grant.
The Black Stars will take on Canada at the RFK Stadium in Washington DC.
The official kickoff time for the Tuesday’s friendly is 7:30pm
Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain) and Fatau Dauda (AshGold)
Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), (Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, Eintracht Braunschweig, Germany), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Gideon Baah (HJK Helsinki, Finland), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa),
Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Las Palmas, Spain), Lloyd Ekow Sam (New York Red Bulls, USA) Bernard Mensah (Getafe, Spain), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy), and Kwadwo Poku (New York City FC, USA), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough)
Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul Majeed Waris, (Lorient, France) and David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA)