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Asamoah Gyan returns as Kwasi Appiah confirms list of 29 players for Dubai

Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan has made a come back into the National Team after he controversially retired on Monday.

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James Kwasi Appiah, Head Coach of Ghana Black Stars had already included Gyan in his list of 29 players for camping ahead of the Total 2019 African Cup of Nations.

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Gyan made a press release to confirm his resignation as captain and subsequent retirement from on Monday.

He made a U-turn and then returned into the team on Tuesday after talks with President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo.

The squad contains three home based players, two from Asante Kotoko and one from Accra Hearts of Oak.


Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa, Lawrence Ati- Zigi (Sochaux, Montbeliard, France), and Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana).


John Boye (Metz, France), Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Abdul Baba Rahman (Reims, France), Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe A.S, Turkey), Kassim Nuhu, (Hoffeinham, Germany,) Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA), Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belguim), Nuhu Musa (St Gallen, Switzerland), Joseph Attamah (Basaksehir, Turkey), and Mohammed Alhassan (Hearts of Oak, Ghana)


Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionle, Italy), Ebenezer Ofori (New York FC, USA), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew ( Fenerbache, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland), Yaw Yeboah (Numancia, Spain), Abdul Fatawu (Asante Kotoko, Ghana).


Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Abdul Majeed Waris ( Nantes, France), Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor, Turkey) and Kwabena Owusu (Leganes, Spain).

The team will depart Accra, on Saturday, June 1, for pre-tournament preparations in Dubai, ahead of the competition.

Of the 29 players, the final 23 will be named to represent Ghana at the tournament.

The GFA Normalization Committee has lined up two high profile preparatory matches for the Black Stars against Namibia and South Africa.

Meanwhile, the following are the additional backroom staff joining the Black Stars technical team for the competition.

They are;

  1. Coach David Duncan (Scout)
  2. Coach Didi Mas- Ud Dramani (Scout)
  3. Coach Sellas Tetteh (scout)
  4. Patrick Ofori (Psychologist)
  5. Samuel Kwame Ankomah (Masseur)
  6. Jermaine Lopia (Video & match analyst)
  7. Simon Copley (Physical trainer)

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