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Akonnor names Black Stars squad for Sudan double-clash

Akonnor names Black Stars squad for Sudan double-clash

by Dom Agbakpe

Black Stars gaffer, C.K Akonnor has announced his squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan tomorrow. 

Ghana will meet the Falcons of Jediane at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Thursday, Nov 12 at 4Pm and then head to Khartoum five days later for the return leg.

The tie was initially slated for March this year but had to be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. 34 year-old Senegalese referee, Maguette Ndiaye has been appointed to handle the clash. He will be assisted on the lines by compatriots, El Hadji Malick Samba and Serigne Cheikh Toure. Dauda Gueye will act as the fourth official with the Match Commissioner being Sanusi Mohammed from Nigeria.

Chelsea left back Baba Abdul Rahman, FC Metz defender John Boye and China based, Mubarak Wakaso have been called up. Also making a return to the team are, Colombus Crew right back Afful Harrison and Crystal Palace winger Jefferey Schlupp.

Coach C.K Akonnor has also handed a debut call up to German born, 19-year-old winger, Jamie Leweling. Leweling, who plays for German side Greuther Furth is one of the exciting young players who has emerged in German football.

Ghana head Group C with six points following wins against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in November 2019.

Squad list:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates FC), Razak Abalora (Asante Kotoko SC), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St Gallen)

Defenders: Baba Abdul Rahman (Chelsea FC), Gideon Mensah (Vitoria de Guimaraes, Afful Harrison (Columbus Crew FC), Anang Benson (MSK Zilina), Djiku Alexander (Strasbourg FC), John Boye (FC Metz), Nicholas Opoku (Amiens FC), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo)

Midfielders: Partey Thomas (Arsenal FC), Baba Idrissu (RCD Mallorca), Mubarak Wakaso (Jiangsu Suning FC), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens FC)

Forwards/Wingers:

Andre Ayew (Swansea City FC), Tariq Fosu (Brentford), Samuel Owusu (Al-Ahli Jeddah) Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace FC), Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor), Jamie Leweling (Greuther Furth), John Antwi (Pyramids FC), Jeffery Schlupp (Crystal Palace)

 

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