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Sports News of Friday, 31 August 2018

Source: Starrfmonline.com

2019 AFCON Qualifier: Ghana’s technical team depart for Ethiopia on Sunday

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah and his backroom staff will depart for Ethiopia on Sunday ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya.

Appiah and his assistants Ibrahim Tanko and Maxwell Konadu, as well as technical coordinator of the team Stephen Appiah, will leave for Addis Ababa.

Ghana will play Kenya on September 8th in Nairobi.

The Black Stars top group F of the continent’s qualifiers for next year’s nations cup after beating Ethiopia 5-0 in the opener in Kumasi last year.

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.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi (Sochaux, France), Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA) Daniel Opare (Royal Antwerp, Belgium) Kasim Nuhu Adams (TSG 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 United, England), Edwin Gyasi (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria) Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin Teda, China), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium)

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