Coach Kwesi Appiah has axed Asamoah Gyan from the Black Stars for the 2019 AFCON qualifier against Keny, billed to come off at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Coach Appiah has handed call ups to some debutants as he seeks to unearth some new talents with Ghana already qualified for the tournament billed for Egypt mid year. The squad which includes three players from Asante Kotoko, begins camping on March 18, ahead of the qualifier on Saturday, March 23.
Meanwhile, the Accra Sports Stadium will witness a double header on March 23, as the Black Meteors are also scheduled to host Gabon at the same venue. The Black Meteors’ match will precede the Black Stars’. The Olympic team will play at 3pm before the Black Stars take the stage at 6pm.
Ghana Squad: Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa) Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana)
Defenders: Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy) Lumor Agbenyenu ( Göztepe S.K, Turkey) Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England) Amos Frimpong (Asante Kotoko, Ghana) Nuhu Kassim (1899 Hoffenheim, Germany) Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy) John Boye (Metz,France) Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belgium)
Midfielders: Andre Ayew ( Fenerbahçe S.K, Turkey) Mubarak Wakaso (Alaves, Spain) Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England) Kwame Bonsu (Asante Kotoko, Ghana) Ernest Asante ( Al Jazira, UAE) Thomas Partey (Atlético Madrid) Alhassan Wakaso ( Vitória S.C, Portugal) Jeffery Schlupp ( Crystal Palace, England), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy)
Forward: Caleb Ansah Ekuban(Trabzonspor, Turkey) Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China) Kwasi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon, UK).
Ghana shockingly lost the first leg 1-0 thanks to Nichols Opoku’s first half won goal.