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WORLD CUP 2018 : KWASI APPIAH NAMES GHANA’S SQUAD FOR CONGO ONSLAUGHT

James Kwasi Appiah, Coach of the Senior National team, Black Stars, has released his army of men for the onslaught against Congo for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The senior national team will host the Red Devils at the Baba Yara Stadium on September 1 before travelling to Brazzaville for the return encounter on September 5.

Coach Appiah’s 24-man list includes debutantes  Edwin Gyasi of Norwegian side Aalesund and Gideon Waja of WAFA.

This was confirmed officially by the website of the Ghana Football Association.

Former Ghana U-20 goalkeeper Lawrence Ati and Turkey-based duo Joseph Attamah Larweh and Isaac Sackey have also been named in the squad.

Christian Atsu of Newcastle United also returns after sitting out of the last call up due to injury.

The invited players are expected to start arriving in Accra from Monday August 28 to commence preparations for the two matches against their Congolese counterparts.

Below are the players who have been invited:

GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Martizburg,South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana FC,Ghana)

 

DEFENDERS: Defenders : Harrison Afful (Columbus,USA) Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal) Jeffery Schlupp (Crystal Palace, England) John Boye (Sivasspor,Turkey),  Daniel Amartey (Leicester,England) Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew,USA)    Nicholas Opoku (Club Africaine, Tunisia), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey)

MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Andre Ayew (West Ham Utd, England), Kwadwo Poku (Miami FC, USA), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England),  Edwin Gyasi (Aalesund FC, Norway), Gideon Waja (WAFA, Ghana), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland)

 

FORWARDS: Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Swansea, UK), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland)

Ghana lie third in Group E with only one point as Egypt leads with 6 points and Uganda follows with 4 points, whereas Congo have no point placed last on the log.

The winner of the group after the qualifiers automatically qualifies for the 2018 FIFA World in Russia.

Ghana has been part of the African contingent from 2006 to 2014 and gave Africa’s best performance in 2010 when they lost at the quarter finals to Uruguay after penalty shoot out.

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