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Ghana Name Provisional Squad For WCQ

Ghana have named a 30-man provisional squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Bafana Bafana and Ethiopia.

Ghanaian head coach Charles Akonnor’s squad includes a number of European-based stars, and there is also one South African-based player in Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Richard Ofori.

Ghana will host Ethiopia at the Cape Coast Stadium on 3 September before travelling to South Africa to face Bafana on 6 September at the FNB Stadium.

Bafana will start their World Cup qualifiers with a trip to Zimbabwe before hosting the Black Stars.

The full squad:

Goalkeepers:

Richard Ofori – Orlando Pirates FC
Lawrence Ati Zigi – St. Galen FC
Manaf Nurudeen – Kas Eupen
Richard Atta– Hearts of Oak

Defenders

Benson Anang – Zilina FC
Yiadom Andrew – Reading FC
Baba Abdul Rahman – Chelsea FC
Gideon Mensah – FC Girondins Bordeaux
Baffour Philimon – Dreams FC
Alexander Djiku – RC Strasbourg
Daniel Amartey – Leicester City FC
Ismael Ganiyu – Asante Kotoko
Jonathan Mensah – Columbus Crew

Midfielders

Mubarak Wakaso – Shenzhen
Iddrisu Baba – RCD Mallorca
Thomas Partey – Arsenals FC
Emmanuel Lomotey – Amiens FC
Joel Fameye – Orenburg FC
Samuel Owusu – Al Fayhad
Gyasi Emmanuel – Spezia
Kamal Deen Sulemana – Rennes FC
Tariq Fosu – Henry – Brentford FC
Isahaku Fatawu – Steadfast FC
Afriyie Banieh – Hearts of Oak
Kudus Mohamed – Ajax FC
Majeed Ashimeru – RSC Anderlecht

Forwards

Andre Ayew – Al Saad
Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace
Kwame Opoku – USM Algiers
Kelvin Yeboah – Sturm Graz

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