Yartey, Akaminko Get Ghana Call
5/17/2012 12:31:03 PM -
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named his 30-man squad for next month's 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zambia.
Europe-based youngsters Ishmael Yartey and Christian Atsu were among the six players who were handed their maiden Black Stars call-ups.
Nine home-based players were also named in the squad, with Berekum Chelsea trio of Ernest Sowah, Emmanuel Clottey and Richard Kissi Boateng included.
The team will start a non-residential camp in Accra on 21st May, 2012.
The squad will be pruned before the team departs to Kumasi on 27 th May ahead of the match against Lesotho on 1st June, 2012.
Ghana face Lesotho in Kumasi for Appiah's first game before they play Zambia on June 9 in Ndorla.
Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Robert Dabuo (Wa All Stars), Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals) and Ernest Sowah (Berekum Chelsea) are the goalkeepers.
In defense, Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Richard Kissi Boateng (Berekum Cheslea), Masawudu Alhassan (Genoa, Italy), John Boye (Rennes, France), Lee Addy (Dalian Aerbin, China), Daniel Addo (Arsenal Kyiv, Ukraine) Rashid Sumaila (Dwarfs), Jerry Akaminko (Manisaspor, Turkey) and Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany) will provide cover for the goalkeepers.
Anthony Annan (Vitesse Arnhem, Netherlands), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese ,Italy), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France) Richard Mpong (Medeama) Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England), Christian Atsu (Rio Ave, Portugal), Ishamel Yartey, (Servette, Switzerland), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy) and Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy) are the midfielders.
The men leading the attack are Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Dominic Adiyiah (Arsenal Kyiv, Ukraine), Ben Acheampong (Kotoko), Emmanuel Baffour (New Edubiase), and Emmanuel Clottey (Berekum Chelsea). FA