Ghana name squad for Madagascar AFCON qualifiers as big men Partey, Jordan, Andre and Amartey included

Ghana boss Chris Hughton names 24-man squad for Black Stars AFCON qualifiers against Madagascar in June. The likes of Thomas Partey, Jordan Ayew, Kudus Mohammed, Andre Ayew, Daniel Amartey and Alexander Djiku have been called 18th June’s away clash.

Abdul Baba Rahman has been left out of the squad after suffering injuries in the lead up to Reading’s relegation from the second-tier of English football.

Rahman is an integral part of Chris Houghton’s plans  and will missed due to his current injury situation.

The talented left-back featured for Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar where he showed up with some impressive numbers despite his country’s exit from the group stage.

Ghana go into the game in June sitting on top of their Africa Cup of Nations Cote D’Ivoire 2023 qualifying group with 8 points after two wins and two draws in the first four matches

Ernest Nuamah has been handed a debut for the Black Stars.

Nuamah was part of four forwards called up by Hughton alongside captain Andre Ayew of Nottingham Forest, Inaki Williams of Athletic Bilbao and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt of Bundesliga 2 side Holstein Kiel.

Nuamah has been in sensational form this season scoring 15 goals while adding four assists in 33 games across all competitions.

He scored his 15th goal of the 2022-2023 season in Nordsjaelland’s 1-5 loss to Brondby while playing out the entire duration of the Superligaen Championship Round contest in the Danish Super League.

Ghana will play Madagascar and the team will be hosted at the Stade Kianja Barea in Antananarivo on June 18, 2023, in the matchday five games.

Joseph Paintsil, Mohammed Kudus, Kamaldeen Suelemana, Abdul Salis Samed, and Thomas Partey made the list with Tariq Lamptey, Antoine Semenyo and Mohammed Salisu expected missed out due to injuries.

The Black Stars sit top of Group E in the AFCON qualifiers with 8 points.

The team won two games against Madagascar and Angola and drew with Central African Republic, Angola in the first four matches of the qualifiers. The match will take place at the Stade Kianja Barea in Antananarivo on Sunday, June 18, 2023.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Lawrance Atizigi, Joseph Wollacott, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen

Defenders: Danis Odoi, Alidu Seidu, Patrick Kpozo, Nicholas Opoku, Gideon Mensah, Joseph Aidoo, Daniel Amartey, Alexander Djiku

Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Salis Abdul Samed, Kudus Mohammed, Emund Addo, Majeed Ashimeru, Joseph Painstil, Osman Bukari, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Ernest Nuamah

Forwards: Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Inaki Williams, Kwasi Okeyere




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