AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Kwesi Appiah drops Asamoah Gyan & 3 others ahead of South Africa game

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Kwesi Appiah drops Asamoah Gyan & 3 others ahead of South Africa game

- Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has released his 23-man squad for South Africa and São Tomé and Príncipe games

- The squad is without Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah, John Boye, and Jonathan Mensah

- Ghana host South Africa at home on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Cape Coast Stadium, before travelling to São Tomé and Príncipe to face them on Monday, November 18

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Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah, has released his 23-man squad for two 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying game.

The four-time African champions will host South Africa at home on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Cape Coast Stadium, before travelling to São Tomé and Príncipe to face them on Monday, November 18.

Coach Appiah has handed call ups to a number of players including former Hearts of Oak forward Torric Jibril, Spain-based duo Iddrisu Baba and Mohammed Salisu, as well as German-based Christopher Antwi Adjei.

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Captain Andre Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso, Jordan Ayew, Richard Ofori, Felix Annan and Andy Yiadom, who were all in the Black Stars squad that featured in the last AFCON tournament in Egypt, have all been named in the squad with Harrison Afful also making a return to the squad.

The Black Stars are expected to begin training in Cape Coast from Monday 11 November 2019 with the team expected to hold one training session a day. The squad is without Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah, John Boye, and Jonathan Mensah

The Black Stars are in Group C of the qualifiers alongside South Africa, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Sudan for the tournament which will be staged in Cameroon in 2021.

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Check below Black Stars squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against South Africa & São Tomé and Príncipe:

GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Razak Abalora (Azam FC, Tanzania)

DEFENDERS: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Lumor Agbenyenu (Real Mallorca, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy), Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid, Spain)

MIDFIELDERS: Samuel Owusu (Al Fahya, Saudi Arabia), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Iddrisu Baba (Real Mallorca, Spain), Christopher Antwi-Adjei (SC Paderborn, Germany)

FORWARD: Andre Ayew (Swansea, England), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Torric Jibril (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Shafiu Mumuni (Ashantigold).

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Ghana has been without a major silverware since 1982 in Libya after winning the African Cup.

At the last AFCON championship, Ghana got eliminated at the round of 16 by Tunisia.

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