Chris Hughton names Ghana’s squad for Angola AFCON qualifiers

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Newly appointed Head Coach of the Black Stars, Chris Hughton has named a Twenty-five man squad for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Angola.

In the squad are regular faces Thomas Partey, Andre Ayew, Mohammed Salisu, Alexander Djiku, Mohammed Kudus, Inaki Williams, Daniel Amartey and so on.

Also in the squad is Joseph Wollacott who didn’t make the World Cup squad due to an injury. Sheriff Tiraspol left-back Patrick Kpozo is included in the team for the first time, replacing the injured Baba Rahman.

Majeed Ashimeru of Anderlecht, Edmund Addo of Spartak Subotica, Ransford Yeboah Königsdörffer of Hamburger and Joseph Painstil of Genk have also been included in the team.

Ghana will play Angola in a double header this month in search of a ticket to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations slated for Cote D’Ivoire in January next year.

The Black Stars will first host Angola at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Thursday, March 23 before travelling to Luanda on March 27, 2023 for the reverse fixture.

Ghana are joint top of the Group E table with 4 points from two games following a 3-0 win over Madagascar and a 1-1 draw with Central African Republic in June last year.

Here is the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi (FC St. Gallen), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Joseph Wollacott (Charlton Athletic)

Defenders: Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion), Denis Odoi (Club Brugge), Gideon Mensah (Auxerre), Patrick Kpozo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Mohammed Salisu (Southampton FC), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg)

Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht), Abdul Salis Samed (Lens), Edmund Addo (Spartak Subotica)

Wingers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade), Joseph Painstil (Genk), Kamal Deen Sulemana (Southampton FC), Ransford Yeboah Königsdörffer (Hamburger SV)

Forwards: Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Andre Ayew (Nottingham Forest), Kamal Sowah (Club Brugge), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Antoine Semenyo (AFC Bournemouth)

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