GHANA 23-MAN SQUARD FOR AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS UNVEILED
The Black Stars coach has unveiled his final 23-man list for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, not without some surprises
Made up of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, seven midfielders and five strikers, the 23-man roster is surprisingly without in form Lorient striker Abdul Majeed Waris, who was initially included in the 26-man provisional team.
Captain Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu are the top names widely expected to make the final 23.
Joseph Attamah Larweh was dropped as well as Lustenau striker Rafael Dwamena, who has scored 18 goals in 20 league games this season in the Austrian second-tier.
Grant, instead, opted for Ebenezer Assifuah and Schalke youngster Bernard Tekpetey.
Enyimba International goalkeeper Fatau Dauda earned late call-up after Adam Larsen Kwarasey pulled out of the team due to back injury.
The Black Stars have been paired with seven-time champions Egypt, Mali and Uganda in Group D.
Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Abdul-Fatau Dauda (Enyimba, Nigeria), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars, Ghana)
Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain) Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria)
Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahly, UAE) Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany)
Credit: goal news
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