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Sports News of Monday, 1 October 2018

Source: YEN

Kwesi Appiah names squad for AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone

Asamoah Gyan has returned to the Black Stars team ahead of the double-header AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone.

Coach Kwesi Appiah after recalling Gyan to augment his attack has left out Andre Ayew and his brother for the upcoming tie.

Ghana will host Sierra Leone in the first leg in Kumasi on 11 October before playing the reverse fixture four days later.

Coach Appiah also recalled several long time absentees to his squad for the matches to be played in Kumasi and Freetown as the Black Stars seek a redemption after bombing against Kenya last month.

He also wielded the axe on some players who failed to live up to expectation in the match against the Harambee Stars notably Raphael Dwamena.

Alaves star Mubarak Wakaso, Turkey-based Bernard Mensah, Hibernian winger Thomas Agyepong, Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom as well as Columbus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah all return for the match.

Fit-again Emmanuel Boateng returns in the place of his Levante team-mate Dwamena.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Lawrence Ati Zigi (Sochaux, France), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko) READ ALSO: 5 players who hold on to religious beliefs and their quotes

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Reading FC, England), Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA), John Boye (FC Metz, France), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy)

Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Bernard Mensah (Kayserispor, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium)

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