AFCON 2019: Gyan named in Appiah’s provisional squad

Asamoah Gyan has been named in Coach Kwasi Appiah’s provisional 29-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation scheduled for Egypt, next month.

The 29 consist of three goalkeepers, ten defenders, eleven midfielders and five strikers.

The squad will be trimmed to 23 players before the tournament kicks off in June, 2019.

Gyan, who rescinded his decision to retire from the national team after an intervention from President Akufo-Addo has been included in the list alongside John Boye and returning Baba Rahman.

Goalkeepers

Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa, Lawrence Ati- Zigi  (Sochaux, Montbeliard, France), and Felix Annan  (Asante Kotoko, Ghana).

Defenders

John Boye (Metz, France), Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Abdul Baba Rahman (Reims, France), Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe A.S, Turkey),  Kassim Nuhu, (Hoffeinham, Germany,) Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA), Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belguim), Nuhu Musa (St Gallen, Switzerland), Joseph Attamah (Basaksehir, Turkey), and Mohammed Alhassan (Hearts of Oak, Ghana)

Midfielders

Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionle, Italy), Ebenezer Ofori (New York FC, USA), Afriyie Acquah  (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew ( Fenerbache, Turkey),  Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland), Yaw Yeboah (Numancia, Spain),  Abdul Fatawu (Asante Kotoko, Ghana).

Strikers

Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England),  Adbul Majeed Waris ( Nantes, France), Caleb Ekuban  (Trabzonspor, Turkey) and Kwabena  Owusu (Leganes, Spain).

The team will depart Accra, on Saturday, June 1, for pre-tournament preparations in Dubai, ahead of the competition.

The GFA Normalization Committee has lined up two high profile preparatory matches for the Black Stars against Namibia and South Africa.

Meanwhile, the following are the additional backroom staff joining the Black Stars technical team for the competition.

They are;

1. Coach David Duncan (Scout)

2. Coach Didi Mas- Ud Dramani  (Scout)

3. Coach Sellas Tetteh  (scout)

4. Patrick Ofori   (Psychologist)

5. Samuel Kwame Ankomah   (Masseur)

6. Jermaine Lopia  (Video & match analyst)

7. Simon Copley (Physical trainer)

Source: Ghana/Starrfm

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