AFCON 2017: Abdul-Majeed Waris, two others dropped as Grant prunes squad down to 23

France-based striker Abdul-Majeed Waris was among the three players dropped from the Black Stars squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Together with Raphael Dwamena of Austrian side Lustenau and Joseph Attamah of Istanbul Basaksehir, the former Spartak Moscow forward was dropped on Wednesday, when participating teams were expected to present their final squads to the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Waris was originally named in the 26-man provisional squad last Monday. But the dream to represent Ghana at a nations cup has been dashed for the FC Lorient attacker with the presentation of the final squad to Caf. The two others – Dwamena and Attamah – had been named in a Black Stars squad for the first time. Find below the 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Abdul-Fatau Dauda (Enyimba, Nigeria), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars) Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium),  (John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa) Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain)  Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria) Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahly, UAE) Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany) By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana ]]>

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