Soccer News of Friday, 27 December 2013
Ghana’s preliminary 27-man squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship will leave Accra on Friday night to Namibia for camping.
The local Black Stars will be based in the Namibian capital Windhoek where the squad will stay for 13 days.
Head coach Maxwell Konadu will then finalize his final 23-man squad for the tournament.
Ghana are in a tough Group with Libya, Ethiopia and Congo for the tournament which runs from 11 January to 01 February, 2014.
The 2009 silver-medalists will be based in the city of Bloemfontein where they will play all three Group matches.
Ghana’s preliminary squad:
Goalkeepers: Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars) Foli Adade (Medeama) Isaac Amoako (Asante Kotoko)
Defenders: Godfred Saka (Aduana Stars), Tijani Joshua (AshantiGold) Francis Morton (Ebusua Dwarfs) Kwabena Adusei and Abeiku Ainooson (Asante Kotoko) Nuru Sulley (Hearts of Oak) Alfred Nelson (Liberty Professionals) Joshua Otoo (Wa All Stars)
Midfielders: Michael Akuffo, Jordan Opoku, Richard Mpong and Yahaya Mohammed (Asante Kotoko) Jackson Owusu (Berekum Chelsea) Moro Abubakar (Hearts of Oak) Edmund Owusu-Ansah (Heart of Lions) Theophilus Anobaah (Medeama) Aseidu Attorbrah (New Edubiase) Latif Mohammed (AshantiGold)
Strikers: Sulley Mohammed (King Faisal) Richard Gadze (Ebusua Dwarfs) Kennedy Boateng (Medeama) Paul De-Vries Asare (Wa All Stars) Samuel Afful (Hasaacas) Seidu Bansey (Asante Kotoko)