The Black Stars of Ghana are amongst 32 teams to feature at the 2022 World Cup which is set to kick off on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
Head Coach of the team, Otto Addo is expected to release his final squad for the tournament by the close of Sunday, November 13. Before then, Otto Addo must submit a provisional squad of 35-55 players by Friday, October 21.
Ahead of the submission, here are some predictions on who could make the squad based on the recent call-ups, form, injury news and reports.
The squad is expected to be dominated by players who were called up for the recent friendly games against Brazil and Nicaragua.
The likes of Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, Joseph Wollacott, Daniel Kofi Kyereh, Baba Rahaman, Jordan Ayew, Mohammed Salisu, Daniel Amartey, Alexander Djiku, Mohammed Kudus and so on are expected to make the squad.
Inaki Williams, Tariq Lamptey, Elisha Owusu, Antoine Semenyo, Stephen Ambrosius, Patric Pfeiffer and Ransford Yeboah Koningsdorffer who switched allegiance to represent Ghana earlier this year are all expected to make the squad.
Callum Hudson who’s currently on loan at Bayern Leverkusen is expected to be included in the squad, while the Ghana FA completes his nationality switch.
Lens midfielder Abdul Samed Salis, Anderlecht’s Majeed Ashimeru, Mubarak Wakaso, Samuel Owusu and Jeffery Schlupp are all expected to make the squad.
Full predicted Squad:
Goalkeepers: Joseph Wolacott (Charlton Athletic), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St Gallen), Ibrahim Danlad (Asante Kotoko)
Defenders: Tariq Lamptey (Brighton), Dennis Odoi (Club Brugge), Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Auxerre), Baba Rahman (Reading), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg FC), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Mohammed Salisu (Southampton), Stephen Ambrosius (Hamburg), Patric Pfeiffer (Darmstadt), Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot)
Midfielders: Baba Iddrissu (Real Mallorca), Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC), Majeed Ashimeru (Anderletch FC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (Freiburg), Elisha Owusu (Gent), Andre Ayew (Al Saad), Mubarak Wakaso (Eupen), Abdul Samed Salis (Lens)
Wingers: Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade), Joseph Paintsil (Genk), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Stade Rennes), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki), Jeffery Schlupp (Crystal Palace), Bernard Tekptey (Ludogorets), Callum Hudson Odoi (Bayern Leverkusen)
Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Antoine Semeyo (Bristol City), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Ransford Yeboah Koningsdorffer (Hamburg), Abdul Aziz (Rio Ave), Daniel Afriyie (Hearts of Oak)