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Sports News of Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Coach Kwesi Appiah names official squad for Kenya clash

Head coach of the Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah has named a 21 man squad for the AFCON 2019 qualifier against Kenya next month.

Kwesi Appiah dropped captain Asamoah Gyan as well as the Ayew brothers, who have been out of his squad since the World Cup qualifier draw against Congo in Kumasi.

Meanwhile, there is a return for Kwadwo Asamoah after four years of national team football exile. The Inter Milan star makes a return to Appiah's squad since playing for the Black Stars at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil 2014.

Belgium based striker William Opoku of Antwerp is the only new addition to the squad as Emmanuel Boateng of Levante misses out through injury.

The team will camp in the East African nation of Ethiopia before leaving for Kenya for the game slated for September 8th.

Ghana Squad

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)

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)

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