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Kudus & Partey, chosen to lead the black stars



Kudus & Partey, chosen to lead the black stars

On March 23, the Black Stars will host Angola in Kumasi before playing the Black Antelopes three days later in Luanda in an effort to secure a spot in the tournament for the following year.

Mohamed Kudus and Thomas Partey became the team’s captains as the new Ghana coach picked his first squad since taking over.

Lawrence Ati Zigi, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen, and Jojo Wollacott, who is making a comeback after missing the Qatar 2022 World Cup due to injury, are the goalkeepers who have been called up.

The midfielders include Majeed Ashimeru, Abdul Salis Samed, and Edmund Addo, while Tariq Lamptey, Denis Odoi, Gideon Mensah, Mohammed Salisu, and Daniel Amartey are also invited.

The Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, Antoine Semenyo, Inaki Williams, and Kamal Sowah are also in the team, along with Joseph Painstil, who was controversially left out of the World Cup roster.

Below is the 25 man squad, named by Coach, Chris Hughton

Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi (FC St. Gallen), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Joseph Wollacott (Charlton Athletic)

Defenders: Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion), Denis Odoi (Club Brugge), Gideon Mensah (Auxerre), Patrick Kpozo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Mohammed Salisu (Southampton FC), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg)

Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht), Abdul Salis Samed (Lens), Edmund Addo (Spartak Subotica)

Wingers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade), Joseph Painstil (Genk), Kamal Deen Sulemana (Southampton FC), Ransford Yeboah Königsdörffer (Hamburger SV)

Forwards: Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Andre Ayew (Nottingham Forest), Kamal Sowah (Club Brugge), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Antoine Semenyo (AFC Bournemouth)

Source: Pulse Ghana

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