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2019 Afcon Qualifiers: Ghana name 21-man squad to face Kenya next month

The erudite gaffer of the four-time African champions has released his roster for the Afcon qualifiers against the east African nation next month

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named a 21-man squad to face Kenya in group F second round qualifiers for the 2019 Afcon tournament in Cameroon.

The roster saw the inclusion of newly-signed Inter Milan dependable midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah after a long absence from the team due to injury setbacks.

Again, Belgium-based forward of Royal Antwerp FC, William Owusu has been handed his maiden call-up for the clash following his fine form with his side in the Belgium top-flight division.

Ghana will be pitching a camping base in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for five days before they will leave for Kenya to take on their counterparts for the group F second qualifier matches.

The game will be played at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi on September 8.

The 21-man roster:

Goalkeepers (2):

Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa)

Defenders (7):

Harrison Afful (Columbus, USA), Daniel Opare (Antwerp, Belgium), Kassim Nuhu (1899 Hoffenheim, Germany), John Boye (FC Metz, France), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy)

Midfielders (8):

Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Ebenezer Ofori (New York City FC, USA), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Edwin Gyasi (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria), Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin Teda, China), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium)

Forwards (4):

Raphael Dwamena (Levante UD, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atlético Madrid), Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France), William Owusu (Antwerp, Belgium)


By Hassan Alhassan  ( For more sports news and updates, follow on Twitter at @Herosportsgh and on Facebook at Herosportsgh. ) 


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