By Ameenu Shardow
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Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi says only 25 players will make the Black Starsâ€™ pre-World Cup tour of the Netherlands and the USA with about two to be dropped before the deadline.
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah is expected to name a provisional 30-man squad for Juneâ€™s tournament in Brazil by May 13 to satisfy a FIFA requirement.
Seven players will however be chopped off the provisional list before the Black Stars emplane to the Netherlands on May 25.
â€œThe 30-man squad will come out I think by 12 or 13 May,â€ Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi told Montie FM.
â€œSome will be dropped because we intend taking only 23 or about 25 to Holland.
â€œThe coach may however add any extras if he deems fit but we are primarily careful not to take any add-ons due to past experiences.â€
Nyantakyi however adds that changes can be made to Ghanaâ€™s â€˜finalâ€™ squad as late as 24 hours to their opening Group G game against the USA on June 16.
â€œWhen we name the final squad it doesnâ€™t mean n changes at all can take place,â€ he added.
â€œWe have up to 24 hours our opening game to make changes in the event where a player gets injured.
â€œA player can even be called outside the 30-man provisional squad based on the coachâ€™s preference.â€
The Black Stars will begin non-residential camp in Accra before travelling to face the Netherlands in their first pre-World Cup international friendly in Rotterdam.
The team will then finalize their preparations for the tournament in the USA where another friendly against Honduras has been arranged.