Appiah invites 31 players into Olympic team

13 years ago

Olympic team coach, Kwesi Appiah says, he expects the team to enjoy good preparations ahead of the 2011 All-Africa Games qualifier against Nigeria.

Appiah, who is overseeing Ghana's two-leg tie against Nigeria, has named a 31-man squad to begin preparations on Monday at the Tema Sports Stadium.

Some members of the Under-20 team which won the World Youth Championship in Egypt two years ago have been called up.

"We hope to make good preparations and be ready for the first leg game. The squad is a blend of both local and foreign players and we hope to get the best out of every player," Appiah told

Ghana plays Nigeria for the qualification ticket from Zone III to participate at the games in Mozambique with the Black Meteors going away first on the weekend of 24-26 June, 2011.

Ghana squad

Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Hearts of Lions) Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professions) Collins Addo ( New Edubiase).

Defenders: Daniel Addo (FC Zorya) Jonathan Mensah ( Udinese) Ibrahim Aziz (AshantiGold) Daniel Opare ( Standard Liege) Michael Boakye (AshGold) Amos Frimpong (B.A Stars) Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro) David Addy (FC Porto) Massahudu Alhassan (Genoa) Daniel Gyamfi (Liberty Professionals) Sabato Mohammed (Asante Kotoko)

Midfielders: Edwin Gyimah (Wa All Stars) Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese) Afriyie Acquah (Palermo) Isaac Cofie (Piacenza) Rabiu Mohammed (Udinese) Abeiku Quansah (OG Nice) Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille) Gladson Awako (Heart of Lions) Wakaso Mubarak (Villarreal) Daniel Kofi Agyei (Fiorentina)

Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Olympique Marseille) Opoku Agyemang (Al Sadd) Maxwell Boadi Acosty, Charles Boateng (Reon) Dominic Adiyiah (AC Milan) Nathaniel Asamoah (Asante Kotoko) Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Genoa)