32 local players invited to begin preparations for AFCON Qualifiers

Black Stars head coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor has named 32 players to begin preparations for Ghana’s AFCON 2021 Qualifier next month.

Ghana will be away to South Africa on March 22 before hosting Sao Tome and Principe at home on March 30.

The team will later be joined by other foreign based players for the two qualifiers. These players are to report to the M Plaza Hotel in Accra on Monday, February 15, 2021.

Top performers in the ongoing Ghana Premier League season including Gladson Awako who has led Olympics’ great season, topscorer Diawusie Taylor of Karela United and Techiman Eleven Wonders’ winger Salifu Ibrahim were all invited for the upcoming qualifiers.

The full squad

Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars), Razak Abalora (Asante Kotoko), Bawa Lord Martey (Elmina Sharks), Eric Ofori Antwi (Medeama SC)

Central Defenders: Haruna Jamal Deen (Great Olympics), Yussif Mubarik (Asante Kotoko), Ganiyu Ismail (Asante Kotoko), Konadu Yiadom (WAFA), Mohammed Alhassan (Hearts of Oak)

Full Backs: Amoako Kwadwo (AshantiGold SC), Christopher Nettey (Asante Kotoko), Ibrahim Moro (Asante Kotoko), Dennis Korsah Akoumah (Ebusua Dwarfs)

Midfielders: Justice Blay (Medeama SC), Rashid Nortey (Medeama SC), Salifu Moro (Bechem United), Gladson Awako (Great Olympics), Michael Otou (Great Olympics), George Asamoah (Ebusua Dwarfs), Ben Acquah (Ebusua Dwarfs)

Attacking Midfielders: Yaw Annor (AshantiGold SC), Salifu Ibrahim (Techiman Eleven Wonders), Maxwell Abbey (Great Olympics), Augustine Boakye (WAFA), Michael Agbekornu (Dreams FC)

Strikers: Kwame Pepprah (King Faisal), Diawusie Taylor (Karela United FC), Kwame Opoku (Asante Kotoko), Joseph Esso (Dreams FC), Evans Etti (Accra Lions FC), Andy Kumi Francis (Unistar Academy), Welbeck Takyi (Tano Bofoakwa)

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By Francis Hema|3news.com|Ghana