Head Coach of Ghana national team, Otto Addo has announced his outfit’s final squad for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Black Stars are making a fourth appearance at the World Cup and are hoping to make the knockout rounds of the competition for the third time in their history.
In the squad for the competition are regular faces Thomas Partey, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Daniel Amartey, Baba Rahman, Alexander Djiku, Mohammed Kudus, Alexander Djiku and so on.
There’s also a place in the team for Tariq Lamptey, Inaki Williams, Dennis Odoi, Elisha Owusu and Antoine Semenyo who switched allegiance to represent Ghana earlier this year.
Kamal Sowah and Salis Abdul Samed have been handed their maiden call-ups, while Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Ibrahim Danlad were the only local players to make the squad.
Notable omissions are Jojo Wollacott, Baba Iddrisu, Richard Ofori and Stephan Ambrosius who were left out due to injuries. Jeffery Schlupp, Mubarak Wakaso, Majeed Ashimeru, Joseph Painstil, Felix Afena Gyan were all left out due to the manager’s decision.
The selected players will report to camp today in Abu Dhabi-UAE, where Ghana will take on Switzerland in their final preparatory game for the World Cup on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
The Black Stars have been pitted in Group H of the group stages alongside Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.
Ghana will start their campaign against Portugal on Thursday, November 24, before playing Uruguay on Monday, November 28 and South Korea on Friday, December 2.
Below is the full squad;
Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi (St. Gallen), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen), Ibrahim Danlad (Asante Kotoko)
Defenders: Tariq Lamptey (Brighton), Dennis Odoi (Club Brugge), Gideon Mensah (Auxerre), Baba Rahman (Reading), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg FC), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Mohammed Salisu (Southampton), Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot)
Midfielders: Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC), Elisha Owusu (Gent), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Andre Ayew (Al Saad), Daniel Kofi Kyereh (Freiburg), Abdul Samed Salis (Lens)
Wingers: Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Stade Rennes), Kamal Sowah (Club Brugge), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon)
Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Daniel Afriyie (Hearts of Oak), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City)