AFCON 2021: Afena-Gyan dropped as Rajevac names final squad

AS Roma youngster Felix Afena-Gyan has been dropped as Milovan Rajevac named his final squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday evening.

Afena-Gyan has not reported to the team’s camp in Doha, Qatar, forcing Rajevac to omit him from the 28-man squad.

Also dropped is France-based midfielder Salis Abdul Samed because of an ankle injury.

However, Rajevac has included Mohammed Kudus despite the midfielder having travelled to Portugal with Ajax for mid-season training.

Kudus just recovered from a rib injury and Ajax are keen for him to stay with them instead of joining the Black Stars.

Black Stars will play African champions Algeria in a warm-up match on Wednesday, January 05, 2022, at the Education City Stadium in Doha to wrap up preparations ahead of the tournament.

Black Stars will kick start the tournament against giants Morocco on Monday, January 10 before taking on Gabon and Comoros in the other Group C matches.

Milovan Rajevac who took over as coach of the senior national team in November last year is expected to lead Ghana’s charge for a fifth Africa Cup of Nations trophy.

The former Red Star Belgrade manager led the Black Stars to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola where Ghana lost 1-0 to Egypt in the final.

See final squad below


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