Sports News of Wednesday, 9 January 2013
10 debutants make team
Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah has announced his final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The Ghana coach finalized his squad on Wednesday for this month's finals by having to leave out one member from his preliminary squad of 24.
Asante Kotoko defender Rashid Sumaila did not make the final roster. The final squad was submitted to the Confederation of African Football before the deadline on Wednesday.
Ghana's squad is made up of 10 debutants.
Richard Kissi Boateng, Awal Mohammed, Jerry Akaminko, Wakasu Mubarak, Rabiu Mohammed, Solomon Asante, Albert Adomah, Christian Atsu, Richmond Boakye Yiadom and Emmanuel Clottey will all be making their first appearance at the Nations Cup.
Below is the full list:
GOALKEEPERS Adam Kwarasey, Fatau Dauda and Daniel Agyei
DEFENDERS: Harrison Afful, John Paintsil, Richard Kissi Boateng, Wakasu Mubarak, John Boye, Isaac Vorsah, Jonathan Mensah, Awal Mohammed, Jerry Akaminko.
MIDFIELDERS: Anthony Annan, Derek Boateng, Rabiu Mohammed, Agyemang Badu, Solomon Asante, Albert Adomah, Christian Atsu and Kwadwo Asamoah
STRIKERS: Asamoah Gyan, Richmond Boakye Yiadom and Emmanuel Clottey