Ghana names 30-man squad for AFCON 2022

Head coach of Ghana’s national football team, Milovan Rajevac, has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2022 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

In the squad are four players who received their first call-ups to the senior national team. Khlaid Abdul Mumin of Vitoria de Guimaraes, Salis Abdul Samed from French Ligue 1 side Clermont Foot, Maxwell Abbey Quaye from Accra Great Olympics and David Abagna of Real Tamale United.

Arsenal player Thomas Teye Patey who missed last month’s World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa due to injury is back to the team, together with Belgium-based winger Joseph Painstil.

The Black Stars, according to will began camping on Wednesday in Doha, Qatar ahead of the Cup of Nations, which kicks off on Sunday, January, 09, 2022. The team will play three friendly matches while in Qatar.

Goalkeepers: Joseph Wolacott (Swindon Town), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak), Lawrence Ati Zigi (St. Gallen).

Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffuor (Dreams FC), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg FC), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Khalid Abdul Mumin (Vitoria de Guimaraes).

Midfielders: Baba Iddrissu (Real Mallorca), Edmund Addo (Sherif Tiraspol), Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen FC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (St. Pauli), David Abagna (Real Tamale United), Salis Abdul Samed (Clermont Foot).

Wingers: Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Samuel Owusu (Al-Fayha), Kamal Deen Suleymana (Rennes FC), Dede Ayew (Al Sadd SC), Joseph Paintsil (Genk).

Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Maxwell Abbey Quaye (Great Olympics), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Benjamin Tetteh (Malatyaspor)

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