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By Dom Agbakpe,

Ghana Black Stars Head Coach, Kwesi Appiah has announced a 20-man squad for their 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying match against Ethiopia.

Per reports in the local media, the squad is made up of two goalkeepers, six defenders, eight midfielder and four strikers.

The Ayew brothers – Andre Dede and Jordan Ayew have been recalled into the team following a year hiatus.

Both last featured for Ghana on September 11, 2017.

The Black Stars of Ghana will play as guest to the Waliyas of Ethiopia at the Addis-Ababa National Stadium.

The eagerly anticipated contest has been scheduled to take place on November 18, 2018 at 13:00 GMT.

The four-time African champions need nothing short of victory to increase their chances of qualifying as they lie third in Group F with 3 points after two games.

Ghana’s double-header vs the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone last month didn’t hold as the latter’s Anti corruption commission rejected FIFA’s demands to have Isha Johansen and Christopher Kamara reinstated as the President and General Secretary of the Football Association respectively.

However, it remains uncertain whether Ghana will be handed six points or tie would be replayed.

Full Squad Below:

GOALKEEPERS:

Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa) Lawrence Ati Zigi (Sochaux, France)

DEFENDERS:

Afful Harrison (Columbus Crew, U.S.A), Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Andy Yiadom (Reading FC, England) Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, U.S.A) John Boye (FC Metz, France) Kassim Nuhu (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany)

MIDFIELDERS:

Christian Atsu ( Newcastle United, England) Mubarak Wakkasu (Deportivo Alaves, Spain) Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy) , Majeed Ashimeru ( St Gallen, Switzerland), Andre Ayew (Fenerbache, Turkey), Nana Ampomah (Waasland Beveren, Switzerland), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli FC, Italy) Thomas Partey (Athletico Madrid, Spain)

FORWARDS:

Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England) Asamoah Gyan (FC Kaserispor, Turkey) Emmanuel Boateng (Levante FC, Spain)

 

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