Africa Cup of Nations

Afcon 2019 Qualifier: Asamoah Gyan, John Boye Return to Ghana Squad for Sierra Leone Clash

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By Dom Agbakpe,

Skipper Asamoah Gyan and John Boye have been recalled to the Black Stars squad by Head Coach Kwesi Appiah for the Afcon 2019 qualifier against Sierra Leone.

Kayserispor’s forward and FC Metz defender missed Ghana’s last assignment due to personal reasons and injury respectively.

Deportivo Alaves midfielder Mubarak Wakaso and Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan have also been handed an invite into team following their sterling form for the clubs.

The Harambee Stars of Kenya pipped Ghana 1-0 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Karasani, Nairobi earlier this month.

Ghana will rub shoulders with Sierra Leone twice next month in the qualifiers – The first leg will come off at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on October 10 with the second leg taking place in Freetown on October 14.

The four-time African champions head Group F with 3 points, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia follow in that order also with 3 points each.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers:

Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa) Lawrence Ati-Zigi (Sochaux, France) and Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana)

Defenders:

Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), John Boye (FC Metz, France) Jonathan Mensah( Columbus Crew, USA) Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England) and Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal)

Midfielders:

Thomas Partey ( Atletico Madrid, Spain) Mubarak Wakaso(Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Afriyie Acquah ( Empoli, Italy) Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England) Bernard Mensah (Kayserispor, Turkey) Thomas Agyapong (Hibernian, Scotland) Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy)

Forwards:

Asamoah Gyan( Kayserispor, Turkey) Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia) and Emmanuel Boateng (Levante, Spain)

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