Soccer News of Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Source: GFA

Ghana squad trains for Nations Cup qualifier

Ghana were in action on the training pitch on Tuesday morning, as they began preparations for their final round 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Malawi later this weekend.

Kwesi Appiah's squad met up in the morning and trained together at the Accra Sports Stadium for their first leg qualifying match against the Flames on Saturday afternoon.

The squad was short by three from its initial number, 24, following the absence of Andre and Jordan Ayew and goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey. The trio are yet to join the group.

Players at the opening training session on Tuesday morning:

Goalkeepers: Ernest Sowah (Berekum Chelsea), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold)

Defenders: Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Razak Nuhu (Stromgodset, Norway), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), John Boye (Rennes, France), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Kotoko)

Midfielders: Anthony Annan (Osasuna, Spain), Isaac Coffie (Chievo, Italy), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Christian Atsu (Porto, Portugal), Solomon Asante (Berekum Chelsea)

Strikers: Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Clottey (Berekum Chelsea), Abdul Majeed Warris (Hacken, Sweden), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE).