Blackstars- 26-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Announced: Kwadwo Asamoah’s Name missing

Ghana coach Avram Grant has named three uncapped youngsters Ebenezer Ofori, Joseph Larweh Attamah and Rahpael Dwamena in his 26-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Key Ghana players Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu and Jonathan Mensah all named in the squad.

Mensah and Edwin Gyimah were named in the squad despite fitness concerns but it looks like the coach is certain they will be fit for the tournament.The squad which is dominated by players who played in the qualifiers saw one regular player in the squad David Accam excluded.

Other players axed from the squad are defensive pair of Nuru Sulley and Rashid Sumaila who were popular players among the supporters following their impressive showing at their clubs sides.

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Rosenborg, Norway) Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), (John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain) Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria), Joseph Larweh Attamah (Başakşehir, Turkey)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahli, UAE) Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Lorient, France), Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany), Rahpael Dwamena (Austria Lustenau, Austria)

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