Ayews, Gyan left out of Black Stars squad to face Japan and Iceland

Ayews, Gyan left out of Black Stars squad to face Japan and Iceland

- Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah named his squad without captain Asamoah Gyan and the Ayew brothers

- The Black Stars will face Japan and Iceland in an international friendly between June 1-7, 2018

Coach Kwesi Appiah has named his squad for the Black Stars' upcoming international friendly matches against Iceland and Japan in June.

The Black Stars will face the two opponents who will use the games to prepare for the World Cup next month in Russia.

Ayews, Gyan left out of Black Stars squad to face Japan and Iceland

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah

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Ghana will also use the games as part of preparations for their upcoming 2019 AFCON qualifying games which will come off later this year.

According to the Sports Ministry, Ghana will receive USD 300, 000 from the Japan friendly and USD 165, 000 for the Iceland friendly.

The ministry has stated that the monies take care of the team’s travel and appearance fees while the host federations are to see to the team’s accommodation and food.

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Below are the players who will represent Ghana in the friendly games:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Lawrence Ati Zigi (Sochaux, France)

Defenders: Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting CP, Portugal), Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Joseph Attamah (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey), Kasim Adams Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Rashid Sumaila (Al Gharafa, Qatar), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia)

Midfielders: Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin Teda, China), Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Teye Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Edwin Gyasi (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium), Albert Adomah (Aston Villa, England)

Forwards: Kwasi Okyere Wriedt (Bayern Munich, Germany), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Jiangsu Suning, China), Emmanuel Boateng (Levante, Spain)

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