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Ghana to name final 2012 AFCON squad in few hours

Published on: 11 January 2012

Ghana will not delay submitting its final squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

All qualified teams for the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea are expected to submit their final 23-man squads latest by 23:59 GMT Wednesday.

And with influential Asamoah Gyan still out injured, some suggestions have been made to defer submitting the final squad to afford the 26-year-old more time to make a full recovery.

However Ghana FA President Kwasi Nyantakyi insists this option is not under consideration and that the squad will be submitted by close of day.

“We will submit the final list as expected of us by Caf,” he told

“Caf allows changes to be made on submitted squads on medical grounds so that effectively gives us more time to observe any injuries especially with Asamoah Gyan.”

Failure to comply with this directive of squad submission will attract a fine of $3000.


This article has 21 comment(s), give your comment
  • Sugar says:
    January 11, 2012 01:44 pm
    Can't wait for da final 23.. Hope prince tagoe and lee addy are axed.. They jux dnt qualify
  • Akwasi Floric says:
    January 11, 2012 01:53 pm
    I can't wait to hear what the squad will be... For the next tournament Ghana need to fix Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe , Kingsley Boateng, Denis Odoi and Emanu Frimpong !!!!!!!
  • Akwasi Floric says:
    January 11, 2012 02:10 pm
    Ghana need to fix some players... Vadis Odjidja, Emanu Frimpong, Kingsley Boateng and Denis Odai... For the next tournament
  • TIGA says:
    January 11, 2012 02:18 pm
    we need strong team not names!
  • Boakye Yiadom says:
    January 11, 2012 02:35 pm
    They take Gyan along.
  • Abroad says:
    January 11, 2012 02:45 pm
    A. Annan and gyan out.
  • Papadinho says:
    January 11, 2012 02:58 pm
    No Tagoe and Gyan out cause Tagoe is a piece of shit and Gyan is injured. Tagoe must be sent back to his club to warm his bench. Best player on da bench. Just a piece of shit!!!!
  • carbonite says:
    January 11, 2012 03:04 pm
    :-) today Gyan is 26? how come yesterday he was 24? hahaha.... eiii asem...o ref: Well maybe he is actually the sum of both, 26 + 24 == ???
  • Kwame-Owusu says:
    January 11, 2012 03:16 pm
    Gyan took a 3 week period of rest to fully recover from his injury...
    January 11, 2012 03:29 pm
    A Annan shd be our 4th captain not dede. Annan in Charles Teyi out.
  • francis A says:
    January 11, 2012 03:30 pm
    I don't why Ghanasoccernet can't speak about players wthout mentionning their ages. The age is not neccesary!!! When you read foreign sports news, they hardly speak about ages of players. They just go ahead to say what they want to say.
  • J. White says:
    January 11, 2012 03:50 pm
    Final Squard: John Boye and Baffour have been dropped.
  • Bemol says:
    January 11, 2012 03:58 pm
    It shld Lee addy not boye
  • J. White says:
    January 11, 2012 04:19 pm
    Well, but that is what myjonline has reported. I wonder why Lee Addy was chosen over Boye though.
  • Jer'rie says:
    January 11, 2012 05:00 pm
    It shd be tagoe n lee addy
  • IJahMan says:
    January 11, 2012 05:11 pm
    Joy Sports can confirm that Renne defender John Boye and the leading goal king in Ghana, Emmanuel Baffoe have been dropped from the Black Stars squad preparing for the Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. An impeccable source in camp confirmed that John Boye will be returning to his base in France but Baffoe will remain as the medical team monitors the injury situation of lead striker Asamoah Gyan. Coach Goran Stevanovic early on named a provisional 25 man squad all of who converged at Rustenberg, South Africa in preparation towards the biennial tournament which begins on January 21. The team is running against time to present its final 23 man list to Caf on Wednesday, failure which it will be fined. Given the situation with Gyan it is very likely the Black Stars may miss the deadline, but the source said Ghana is ready to pay the fine if it becomes necessary. The final 23 man list is as follows; Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey, Daniel Adjei, Ernest Sowah. Defenders: Samuel Inkoom, John Paintsil, Daniel Opare, Masawudu Alhassan, Lee Addy, John Mensah, Jonathan Mensah, Isaac Vorsah Midfielders: Charles Takyi, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Derek Boateng, Anthony Annan, Mohammed Abu, Kwadwo Asamoah, Sulley Muntari, Andre Ayew Strikers : Prince Tagoe, Derek Asamoah, Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew.
  • WINDECK says:
    January 11, 2012 06:34 pm
  • Leinad says:
    January 11, 2012 07:13 pm
    I think by his grace , Ghana Black Stars will make it straight to de top . Any player de coach chooses , we will pray for him in our way . Yes we can !!! is de backbone of Obama & surely de stars will make us proud .
  • the king himself says:
    January 11, 2012 08:32 pm
    yawah coach and yawah gfa fools
  • Abdul Rahman Osman says:
    January 11, 2012 09:33 pm
    We are looking 4 strong and effective team not names ABDUL RAHMAN (OLIVER) Konongo.
  • baffour stiga says:
    January 12, 2012 08:28 pm
    Ghana will bring the cup home,dede n kojo asamoah is ma best players.