- A provisional Black Stars squad has been revealed
- The list has popped up ahead of the 2019 AFCON in Egypt
Ghana‘s 30-man provisional squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt has been leaked.
YEN.com.gh has sighted a report on Ghanasoccernet revealing the names of the players who have been invited.
According to the report, several youngsters who have lighted up the country's U23 side including ultra talented Osman Bukari, Majeed Ashimeru, Joseph Paintsil and strikers Kwabena Owusu, Bernard Tekpertey and Dauda Mohammed were all named.
Experienced Egypt-based striker John Antwi was also called to be considered for the tournament in familiar territory as he is among the leading scorers in the top flight league with Misr El Makasa.
Three home-based players were also spotted in the squad including Asante Kotoko duo, Felix Annan and Abdul Fatawu Safiu as well as Hearts of Oak star Fatawu Mohammed.
Nigeria-based goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda returns to the team after a long absence while goalkeeper Lawrence Ati Zigi was axed.
In-form Chelsea star Baba Rahman who has excelled while on loan at French side Reims returns to the side since suffering an injury while playing for Ghana at the previous tournament in Gabon two years ago.
Another shock call-up is defender Isaac Donkor who has been in terrific form in Romania for his combative style.
Raman Chibsah and Richmond Boakye Yiadom will return to the squad after their recent absence.
Gyan's position in the team which has been the subject of recent debates has been put to bed while other top players like Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, Nuhu Kassim, Christian Atsu, John Boye, Jordan Ayew and in-form Majeed Waris are all in the squad.
Check below the provisional Squad:
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko) Fatau Dauda (Enyimba FC)
Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC) Fatawu Mohammed (Hearts) Baba Rahman (Stade Reims) Lumor Agbeyenu (Goztepe) Kassim Adam (TSG Hoffenheim) Joseph Aidoo (KRC Genk) Isaac Donkor (Universitatea Craiova) Musah Nuhu (St. Gallen) John Boye (FC Metz)
Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves) Rahman Chibsah (Frosinone Calcio) Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid) Osman Bukari (AS Trenćín) Abdul Fatwau Safiu (Asante Kotoko) Andre Dede Ayew (Fenerbahcé) Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) Majeed Ashmeru (St. Gallen) Joseph Paintsil (GRC Genk)
Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor) Majeed Waris (FC Nantes) Caleb Ekuban (Trapzonspor) Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade) John Antwi (Msr El Makasa) Kwabena Owusu (Salamanca) Bernard Terkpetey (Paderborn) Dauda Mohammed (Vitesse Arnhem).
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