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Ghana names 27 to battle Nigeria

Ghana has named a 27-man team to battle with Nigeria in the first leg of the twolegged playoff matches for the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers ticket. Black Stars Coach Otto Addo invited four debutantes Felix Afena-Gyan (AS Roma), Denis Odoi (Club Brugge), Dennis Korsah (Hearts of Oaks), and Elisha Owusu (AAA Gent).

Addo also included Jordan Ayew who contracted COVID-19 as well as Mohammed Kudus and goalkeeper Richard Ofori that did not feature, due to injuries, in the recently held Africa Nations Cup in Cameroon.

Meanwhile Arsenal’s player Thomas Partey, in the absence of Andre Ayew, who is suspended, will captain the team against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The Ghanian 27-man squad comprises four goalkeepers, four wingers, nine defenders, six midfielders, and four strikers. The Trumpet gathered.

GOALKEEPERS

Joseph Wollacott (Swindon Town – England), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen-Belgium), Lawrence Ati Zigi (St Gallen-Switzerland) and Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates-South Africa)

DEFENDERS

Denis Odoi (FC Brugge-Belgium), Andy Yiadom (Reading FC-England), Gideon Mensah (Bordeaux-France), Dennis Korsah (Hearts of Oak-Ghana), Montari Kamaheni (Ashdod FC-Israel), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City-England), Joseph Aidoo (Bordeaux- France), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg-France) and Abdul Mumin (Vitoria Guimaraes-Portugal)

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MIDFIELDER

Iddrisi Baba (RCD Mallorca-Spain), Edmund Addo (FC Sherif-Moldova), Mohammed Kuduus (Ajax Amsterdam -Holland), Elisha Owusu (KAA GentBelgium), Thomas Partey (ArsenalEngland) and Daniel Kofi Kyereh (FC St. Pauli- Germany)

WINGERSs

Issahaku Abdul Fatawu (Sporting CPPortugal), Osman Bukarı (FC Nantes -France), Joseph Paintsil (KRC GentBelgium) and Yaw Yeboah (Columbus Crew-USA)

STRIKERs

Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma-Italy), Christopher Antwi Adjei (VFL Bochum, Germany), Jordan Ayew (Crystal PalaceEngland) and Kwasi Wriedt (Holstein Kiel Germany.

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