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December 13, 2012 | Cup of Nations

Yahaya Mohammed makes Black Stars 26-man provisional squad; Jordan is excluded

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Coach Akwasi Appiah (L) with FA President Kwasi Nyantakyi
Coach Akwasi Appiah (L) with FA President Kwasi Nyantakyi

Black Stars Coach Akwasi Appiah, has handed a surprise call to Amidaus Professional's attacking midfielder Yahaya Mohammed into the Black Stars pre-tournament training camp in the UAE.

The 24-year old has scored nine goals in nine Glo Premier League appearances.

Contrary to expectations, Jordan Ayew did not make the cut.

The line-up of the 26-man provisional squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold, Ghana), Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals, Ghana)

Defenders: John Paintsil (Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Israel), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Richard Kissi Boateng (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg United, South Africa).

Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), Christian Atsu (FC Porto, Portugal), Anthony Annan (Osasuna, Spain), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Solomon Asante (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Mubarak Wakaso (Espanyol, Spain)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Emmanuel Clottey (Esperance, Tunisia), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Sassuolo, Italy) Yahaya Mohammed(Amidaus Professionals)

The continent's most prestigious football competition kicks off on January 19 and runs through 10th February in South Africa.Ghana is in Group B alongside Mali,Niger and DR Congo for the AFCON 2013 tournament in South Africa.

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