ACCRA, (Xinhua) --
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah on Wednesday named a 21-man
soccer squad for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)
qualifier against Kenya.
midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah returned to the side for the
first time in four years, and William Owusu of Antwerp,
Belgium, has been handed his maiden national team call-up
for the game which will be played in Nairobi on Sept. 8,
The skipper of
the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, has been dropped by the
head coach who wants to build a strong side anchored by
The list also
includes Frank Acheampong who has been in top form for
Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda.
pitch camp in Ethiopia for four days ahead of the game.
Stars heads Group F following the 5-0 victory over
Ethiopia in the opening match of the qualifier played at
the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi in June, last year.
AFCON 2019 will be hosted by Cameroon in June-July.
Following is the full squad:
Lawrence Ati (Sochaux,
France); Richard Ofori (Martizburg,South Africa); 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); 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 (Waaslans-Beveren); Raphael Dwamena (Levante
UD, Spain); Thomas Partey, (Atletico Madrid); Majeed Waris
(FC Nantes, France); William Owusu (Antwerp, Belgium).