AFCON 2023 Qualifiers: Chris Hughton names squad to face Central Africa Republic 

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Black Stars’ head coach, Chris Hughton has released Ghana’s squad list for the final round of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers. Twenty-five players have been called to camp for the crunchy encounter with their fellow african opponent.

The Black Stars must draw against Central Africa Republic on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi in order to qualify for the forthcoming AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire next year.

There is a maiden call up for Medeama SC striker Jonathan Sowah. After making the switch from Danbort FC in the second transfer window,  the forward player scored 12 goals to help Medeama win the Betpawa Premier League title.

Baba Iddrisu and Elisha Owusu make a return to the squad as well as Orlando Pirates shot-stopper, Richard Ofori, who previously played for Ghana to achieve a pre-World Cup friendly win against Nicaragua in Lorca, Spain.

Having switched his international allegiance to Ghana, German based defender Stephan Ambrosius, has also received a call up for the first time.

Injury has ruled out Arsenal star, Thomas Partey. The player may be sidelined for some time after picking up a knock in training, according to his club.

The full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers

Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St Gallen)

Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen)

Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates)

Defenders

Alidu Seidu, Kingsley Schindler (Samsunspor)

Stephan Ambrosius ( Hamburger SV)

Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo)

Alexander Djiku (Fenerbache)

Nicholas Opoku (Amiens)

Baba Abdul Rahman (PAOK)

Gideon Mensah (Auxerre)

Midfielders

Abdul Samed Salis (Lens)

Baba Iddissu (Almeria)

Andre Ayew (Unattached)

Elisha Owusu (Auxerre)

Edmund Addo (Spartak Subotica)

Mohammed Kudus (West Ham)

Ransford Koningsdorffer (Hamburger SV)

Forwards

Inaki Williams (Athletico Bilbao)

Antoine Semenyo (Bournemouth)

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace)

Ernest Nuamah(Lyon)

Osman Bukari (Crvena Zvezda)

Joseph Painstil (Genk)

Jonathan Sowah (Medeama)

Story by : Rashad Usman Sinah | universnews.ug.edu.gh 

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