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10.05.2019 Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: Kwesi Appiah Set To Name 26-Man Squad For Tournament - Reports

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
AFCON 2019: Kwesi Appiah Set To Name 26-Man Squad For Tournament - Reports
MAY 10, 2019 CUP OF NATIONS

According to reports in the local media, Coach Kwesi Appiah will name his final 26-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and will present it to the Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee on Friday.

Ghana are seeking to end their 37-year wait for continental success, having won their last title in 1982.

The African football powerhouse have come close to ending their drought having reached the semi-finals, and even going as far as the final in 1992, 2010 and 2015.

The only noticeable absentee from the list is Columbus Crew right-back Harrison Afful but few eyebrows are expected to be raised following the inclusion of Asamoah Gyan and Emmanuel Boateng.

The former Sunderland and Al Ain forward has struggled with injuries this term at Turkish side Kayserispor, making 15 appearances in all competitions and scoring 3 goals to his credit while Boateng has played just thrice since moving from Spanish side UD Levante to Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang.

These two players were no big surprises in the list as the core of the team are reported to have been pencilled down for the forthcoming football Mundial.

Below is the squad-list;
GOALKEEPERS
Richard Ofori
Fatau Dauda
Felix Annan
Lawrence Attizigi
DEFENDERS
Lumor Agbenyanu
Baba Rahman
John Boye
Jonathan Mensah
Andy Yiadom
Kadiri Mohammed
Kasim Nuhu
Nicholas Opoku
Joseph Aidoo
MIDFIELDERS
Mubarak Wakasu
Thomas Partey
Thomas Agyepong
Dede Ayew
Christian Atsu
Alfred Duncan
Kwadwo Asamoah
Afriyie Acquah
STRIKERS
Asamoah Gyan
Jordan Ayew
Caleb Ekuban
Majeed Waris
Emmanuel Boateng
Following the official draw for the prestigious tournament last month, the Black Stars have been pitted in Group F alongside defending champions Cameroon, as well as Benin and Guinea Bissau.

The tournament will start on June 21 and end on July 19, 2019.

Ghana is expected to camp in Ismaily for the Group phase of the competition.

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