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04.09.2021 Football News

2022 WCQ: Ayew brothers, Rahman, Amartey left out as Black Stars fly to South Africa

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
2022 WCQ: Ayew brothers, Rahman, Amartey left out as Black Stars fly to South Africa
LISTEN SEP 4, 2021

The senior national team, the Black Stars have left the shores of the country for their 2022 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa on Monday.

Ghana opened their qualifying series with a home scrappy home win against Ethiopia at the Cape Coast Stadium on Friday night with Mubarak Wakaso scoring the only goal.

The team will travel without the English and German-based nationals because South Africa is placed on the COVID-19 red list of the aforementioned countries since they will have to isolate for 10 days when they return to their respective clubs.

The players left out due to coronavirus travelling restrictions were Daniel Amartey, Jordan Ayew, Jeffrey Schlupp, Andy Yiadom, Baba Rahman, Braydon Manu and Daniel Kofi Kyereh.

In total, twenty-five (25) players left the shores of Ghana on Saturday morning for the match-day two.

South Africa will host Ghana at the iconic FNB Stadium on Monday, 6th September 2021.

Below is the squad list for South Africa game

  • Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori, Richard Attah, Manaf Nurudeen, Lawrence Ati-Zigi
  • Defenders: Fatawu Mohammed, Philemon Baffour, Gideon Mensah, Abdul Ismail Ganiyu, Alexander Djiku, Jonathan Mensah, Samuel Ashie Quaye, Joseph Aidoo
  • Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso, Baba Iddrisu, Emmanuel Lomotey, Majeed Ashimeru, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Samuel Owusu, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Yaw Yeboah
  • Forwards: Andre Ayew, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Joel Fameyeh, Kwame Opoku, Emmanuel Gyasi.

The Black Stars are chasing a return to the World Cup after missing out on the 2018 edition in Russia.

It will be their fourth appearance at the global showpiece should they qualify for Qatar 2022.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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