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26.05.2016 Cup of Nations

Breaking News: Partey, Twumasi among trio handed debut Ghana call-ups for Mauritius AFCON clash

By ghanasoccernet.com
Breaking News: Partey, Twumasi among trio handed debut Ghana call-ups for Mauritius AFCON clash
LISTEN MAY 26, 2016

Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey and Kazhastan-based striker Patrick Twumasi are among three players handed their debut call-ups to face Mauritius for their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Black Stars coach Avram Grant also handed AshantiGold defender Kadri Mohammed his first call-up for the national team in the 23-man sqiad for the away match.

Captain Asamoah Gyan was excluded from the squad because of the injury he sustained while playing for his Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.

Deputy captain Andre Ayew returns to the squad after missing the previous match against Mozambique through injury and he will lead the team in the absence of Gyan.

Fatau Dauda is also a returnee after being dropped from the squad in the last game after Adam Kwarasey was recalled to the squad.

He will be helped in the department by first choice Razak Brimah and Richard Ofori.

All the key defenders Baba Rahman, Harrison Afful, Jeff Schlupp, John Boye and Jonathan Mensah are all part of the squad.

Mubarak Wakaso, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Afriyie Acquah and Christian Atsu are all part of the squad with Partey seeking to fight for a place in the squad.

Jordan Ayew will partner his brother Andre in attack in the absence of Gyan as the Black Stars seek the win over Mauritius to clinch a place at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Squad 
Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Baba Rahman (Chelsea, England), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Kadri Mohammed (AshantiGold)

Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Thomas Partey (Athletico Madrid, Spain) Samuel Tetteh (WAFA), Mubarak Wakaso (Las Palmas, Spain), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy), Christian Atsu (Malaga, Spain)

Forwards: Andre Ayew (Swansea City, Wales), Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Patrick Twumasi (FC Astana, Kazakhstan)

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