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Sports News of Friday, 7 September 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Kwesi Appiah reveals current squad for Kenya clash is Black Stars future

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed that the squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya on Saturday is the future team for the Black Stars.

The former defender made this revelation on Thursday when the side arrived in Nairobi for their Group “F” qualifier against Harambee Stars.

Appiah is leading the squad dominated by young players like Thomas Partey, Daniel Amartey, Raphael Dwamena with support from the likely captain of the match Kwadwo Asamoah.

The absence of Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan has raised concerns in certain quarters that the squad is not strong without the three top players.

Ahead of the match scheduled for Saturday at Kasarani Stadium, Appiah insists the current squad will be the future of the Black Stars.

"Ghana has a lot of players, those not with us now will be with us in the future,” coach Appiah said.

Harambee faces a daunting task as they host Group F leaders Ghana who beat Ethiopia 5-0 in the opening group clash.

Kenya currently sits third on the group having suffered a 2-1 defeat against Sierra Leone back in June last year.

Should Kenya win all their home encounter they stand a real chance of qualifying for the 2019 Afcon that is set to be hosted by Cameroon.