Russia 2018: Kwesi Appiah hands Twum and Atingah call-ups for Uganda qualifier

Russia 2018: Kwesi Appiah hands Twum and Atingah call-ups for Uganda qualifier

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah is set to hand debut call-ups to highly-rated pair Vincent Atingah and Isaac Twum.


The two locally-based players played an instrumental role as the Black Stars B side claimed the 2017 WAFU championship, and were subsequently named in the team of the tournament.

Russia 2018: Kwesi Appiah hands Twum and Atingah call-ups for Uganda qualifier

Russia 2018: Kwesi Appiah hands Twum and Atingah call-ups for Uganda qualifier

Reports in the local media suggests that Appiah has been impressed with the outputs of both Atingah and Twum and has decided to give them a maiden invitation into the Black Stars squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Uganda in October.


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Atingah is a mainstay for Hearts of Oak in the Ghana Premier League and has earned rave reviews for his assured performances at the heart of defense.


Inter Allies midfielder Twum, though, hugely exalted this status after captaining the Black Stars B side to WAFU glory and also emerging as the most valuable player at the tournament.


Meanwhile, the biggest news yet are rumours that the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, have been dropped from the squad to face Uganda by coach Kwesi Appiah.

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FULL SQUAD:

GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Martizburg,South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)

DEFENDERS: Harrison Afful (Columbus,USA), Daniel Opare (Augsburg, Germany) Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal), Abass Mohammed (Harrisburg City, USA), Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Daniel Amartey (Leicester,England), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew,USA), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia), Vincent Atinga (Hearts of Oak)

MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Kingsley Sarfo (Malmo, Sweden) Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin TEDA, China), Isaac Twum (Inter Allies), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhtan)

FORWARDS: Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), John Antwi (Misr Lel-Makkasa, Egypt), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Crvena Zvezda, Serbia)

Source: Yen.com.gh

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