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11.12.2013 Sports News

Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu names provisional CHAN squad; Mohammed Abdul Basit dropped

Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu
LISTEN DEC 11, 2013
Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu

Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu has called up a preliminary squad of 28 players for next year's African Nations Championship in South Africa.

The list includes all 18 players who played and won last month's Wafu Nations Cup on home soil with the exception of Mohammed Abdul Basit.

Former Red Star Belgrade and now Medeama striker Kennedy Boateng has been invited as one of the new faces.

Ghana U20 defender Joseph Attamah Larweh is the only player from the second-tier league to earn a call-up.

The centre-back features for Tema Youth.
Heart of Lions' experienced striker Samuel Yeboah, formerly of Hapoel Tel Avi, has been named in the squad.

The local Black Stars will play Mali on 22 December before the squad is trimmed down to 23 for the tournament.

Ghana are in Group C alongside Congo, Ethiopia and Libya.

Local selected squad:
Goalkeepers: Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars) Foli Adade (Medeama) Isaac Amoako (Asante Kotoko)

Defenders: Godfred Saka (Aduana Stars), Tijani Joshua (AshantiGold) Francis Morton (Ebusua Dwarfs) Emmanuel Asante (Bechem United) Kwabena Adusei and Abeiku Ainooson (Asante Kotoko) Nuru Sulley (Hearts of Oak) Alfred Nelson (Liberty Professionals) Joseph Attamah Larweh (Tema Youth)

Midfielders: Michael Akuffo, Jordan Opoku, Richard Mpong and Yahaya Mohammed (Asante Kotoko) Jackson Owusu (Berekum Chelsea) Moro Abubakar (Hearts of Oak) Edmund Owusu-Ansah (Heart of Lions) Daniel Darkwah (Aduana Stars) Theophilus Anobaah (Medeama) Aseidu Attorbrah (New Edubiase) Latif Mohammed and Francis Adjei (AshantiGold)

Strikers: Sulley Mohammed (King Faisal) Richard Gadze (Ebusua Dwarfs) Samuel Yeboah (Hearts of Lions) Kennedy Boateng (Medeama).

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