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AFCON 2021: Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac names 30-man provisional squad

Milovan Rajevac- Black Stars head coach

Head coach of the Black Stars, Milovan Rajevac has named a 30-man provisional squad ahead of the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

Five players in the Ghana premier are named in the 30-man squad for the pre-tournament camping in Doha, Qatar.

Real Tamale United captain David Abagna who is currently the leading top scorer in the Ghana Premier League gets a debut call up.

Great Olympics’s Maxwell Abbey Quaye, Richard Attah of Accra Hearts of Oak, Philemon Baffour and Abdul Fatau Issahaku from Dreams FC.

The local contingent will travel to Doha on Wednesday, 22nd December ,2021 where they will team up with the rest of the invited players.

The four-time Africa champions will open camp in Doha, Qatar on 24th December,2021.

The team is expected to be in Doha for a period of three weeks and will play three international friendly matches to prepare for the AFCON scheduled for Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022.

They will wrap up their preparation with a game matches Algeria on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Below is the full squad:

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

Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffour (Dreams FC), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Abdul Mumin (Victoria Guimares)

Midfielders: Baba Idrissu (Real Mallorca), Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen F.C), Edmund Addo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (FC St. Pauli), David Abagna (RTU), Abdul Samed Salis (Clermont Foot).

Wingers: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Kamal Deen Sulemana (Rennes), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha).

Strikers: Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Maxwell Abbey Quaye (Great Olympics), Joseph Painstil (Genk).

Ghana is in Group C alongside Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.

 

They will face North African side Morocco in the opening group C game in Yaounde on January 10.

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