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Ghana coach Akonnor names strong 23-man squad for Sudan trip - Wakaso, Schlupp, Ashimeru included

Published on: 15 November 2020
Ghana coach Akonnor names strong 23-man squad for Sudan trip - Wakaso, Schlupp, Ashimeru included
Black Stars

Ghana coach Charles Akonnor has named a strong 23-man squad that includes newcomers Mubarak Wakaso, Jeffrey Schlupp and Majeed Ashimeru for Tuesday 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifier in Sudan.

The China-based midfield supremo Wakaso was not available when they played the Nile Crocodiles in Thursday's Group C clash against the same opponents.

His team Suning decided not to release the player who subsequently helped them to beat giants Guangzhou Evergrade to win the Chinese Super League on Friday, the first time in its history.

He has now arrived to join the two Europe-based players were not available for the Black Stars when they played the Nile Crocodiles in Thursday's Group C clash against the same opponents.

But following the arrival of the two players in camp they have been added to the squad to boost the already impressive team that defeated Sudan 2-0 on Thursday.

The Black Stars will be led by captain Andre Ayew while his brother Jordan as well as defender John Boye and Wakaso will remain the most experienced players in the squad.

Other notable players in the squad are goalkeeeper Richard Ofori, Afriyie Acquah, Caleb Ekuban and John Antwi.

The Black Stars will depart Accra on Sunday, November 15, for Khartoum for the return leg of  their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.

Ghana captain Andre Ayew scored a brace on Thursday night to give the team a 2-0 victory against Sudan in Cape Coast to continue their flying start to the qualifiers.

Ghana are on the brink of booking a place at the 2021 Cup of Cup of Nations, scheduled for Cameroon in January 2022.

Coach C.K Akonnor’s team sit at the top of the Group C table with 9 points.

Sudan will host Ghana on Tuesday, November 17, in a matchday four tie at Omdurman, Khartoum.

The match is scheduled for 13:00 GMT kick off.

The team list:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori, Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Razak Abalora.

Defenders: John Boye, Baba Abdul Rahman, Kwadwo Amoako, Christopher Nettey, Alexander Djiku, Joseph Aidoo, Joseph Attamah, Nicholas Opoku.

Midfielders: Emmanuel Lomotey, Afriyie Acquah, Clifford Aboagye, Majeed Ashimeru, Mubarak Wakaso

Strikers/Forwards: Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Tariqe Fosu, Samuel Owusu, Caleb Ekuban, John Antwi, Jefferey Schlupp.

 

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