Ghana squad to face Harambee Stars named

Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah has named his squad that is set to take on Kenya’s Harambee Stars in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier scheduled for Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday 23 March.

Appiah has given debut call ups to former Leeds United attacker Caleb Ekuban, UAE based midfielder Ernest and Asante and Kotoko trio of midfielder Kwame Bonus, captain Amos Frimpong and goalkeeper Felix Annan.

Andre Ayew

The team will be skippered by Andre Ayew after injury led to the exclusion of captain Asamoah Gyan.

The 24 man squad will begin camping on Monday 18 March ahead of the clash hoping to silence Kenya and finish top of the group ahead of the tournament to be played in Egypt in June.

Kenya beat Ghana 1 – 0 in the reverse fixture staged at the Moi International Sports Center (MISC), Kasarani in 2018.

Ghana Squad:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa) Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana)

Defenders: Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy) Lumor Agbenyenu ( Göztepe S.K, Turkey) Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England) Amos Frimpong (Asante Kotoko, Ghana) Nuhu Kassim (1899 Hoffenheim, Germany) Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy) John Boye (Metz,France) Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belgium)

Midfielders: Andre Ayew ( Fenerbahçe S.K, Turkey) Mubarak Wakaso (Alaves, Spain) Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England) Kwame Bonsu (Asante Kotoko, Ghana) Ernest Asante  ( Al Jazira, UAE) Thomas Partey (Atlético Madrid) Alhassan Wakaso (Vitória S.C, Portugal) Jeffery Schlupp ( Crystal Palace, England), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy).

Forward: Caleb Ansah Ekuban(Trabzonspor, Turkey) Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China)  Kwasi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon, UK)