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Sports News of Monday, 30 March 2020


C.K Akonnor to change squad for Sudan game when qualifiers resume

Yahaya Mohammed earned a recall into the national team following his impressive start in the league Yahaya Mohammed earned a recall into the national team following his impressive start in the league

Ghana coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor could be forced to make changes to the squad he named for the Sudan game when the Nations Cup qualifiers resume.

The AFCON 2021 qualifiers was postponed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has brought major sporting activities to a halt worldwide.

Akonnor was preparing for his first international assignment as head coach of the Black Stars before the qualifiers were suspended.

The ex-Black Stars captained named five debutants including four local players for the game against Sudan.

But with the break in football, most of the players remain inactive and could contribute to the drop in form of some players.

Players are undertaking personal training in their homes and the gaffer will have to make sure the his team for the clash is very fit.

It is understood there will be changes to the team immediately a new date is announced by CAF for the AFCON 2021 qualifiers.

Ghana lead group C of the qualifiers after two wins in the first two games against South Africa and Sao Tome.

The squad:


Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Razak Abalora, (Azam FC, Tanzania) Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak)


Kwadwo Amoako (AshantiGold), Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Gideon Mensah (Zulte Waregem, Belgium)


Nicholas Opoku (Amiens, France), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Habib Mohammed (Asante Kotoko)


Mubarak Wakaso (Jiangsu Suning, China), Alfred Duncan (Fiorentina, Italy), Iddrisu Baba (RCD Mallorca, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark)


Christopher Antwi-Adjei (Paderborn, Germany), Tariqe Fosu (Brentford FC, England), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha FC, Saudi Arabia), Andre Ayew (Swansea City, England)


Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Eugene Ansah (Hapoel Ra’anana, Israel), Yahaya Mohammed (Aduana Stars)