Kwesi Appiah Drops The Ayew Brothers And Asamoah Gyan In Black Stars Squad To Face Kenya

kwesiappiahactionAs the storm that recently hit the Ghana Football Association in the wake of the Anas’ number 12 expose’ gradually settles, the Ghana FA has the authority of FIFA to fulfill its various international duties.

Ghana’s National men’s football team, coach Kwesi Appiah has officially named a 21-man squad for the crucial game against Kenya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month.

The squad has changed from its default form and seen some surprising changes. With Inter Milan midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah making a return to the team after four years of absence due to a self-imposed retirement, captain Asamoah Gyan and the Ayew brothers were conspicuously missing again.

Coach Kwesi Appiah has however handed a first National team call-up to William Owusu and Nicholas Opoku maintained his place after joining Udinese last month.

The Black Stars team is expected to camp in Ethiopia before the first leg takes place on September 7.

Check out the full squad below.

Goalkeepers:

Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa)

Defenders:

Harrison Afful (Columbus, USA) Daniel Opare (Antwerp, Belgium) Kassim Nuhu (1899 Hoffenheim, Germany) John Boye (FC Metz, France) Daniel Amartey ( Leicester City, England) Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England) Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy)

Midfielders:

Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy) Isaac Sackey ( Alanyaspor, Turkey) Ebenezer Ofori (New York City FC, USA) Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England) Edwin Gyasi (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria) Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy) Frank Acheampong (Tianjin Teda, China) Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium)

Forward:

Raphael Dwamena (Levante UD, Spain) Thomas Partey (Atlético Madrid) Majeed Waris (FC Nantes) William Owusu (Antwerp, Belgium)

 

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