Ghana names team for Nigeria qualifier

13 years ago

Olympic team coach, Kwesi Appiah has selected a 20-man squad to represent Ghana for the weekend's All-Africa Games qualifier against Nigeria.

Ghana plays against their rivals on Saturday in the first leg of the final round of qualifying for the Games to be staged in Mozambique.

The Black Meteors, who would be playing away in Benin State for the sole ticket from Zone III, remain confident ahead of the game with the coach naming a number of players who have had playing time in the senior team in his squad.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Daniel Opare, Jonathan Mensah, David Addy, Samuel Inkoom, Jordan Ayew and Dominic Adiyiah have all made Kwesi Appiah's final team.

The winner over two legs gets to participate at the Games later in September.

Ghana squad

Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Heart of Lions), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals)

Defenders: Daniel Addo (FC Zorya), Ahmed Adams (Berekum Chelsea), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege), Samuel Inkoom (FC Dnipro), David Addy (FC Porto), Masawuhudu Alhassan (Genoa) Jonathan Mensah (Udinese)

Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Villarreal), Rabiu Mohammed (Udinese), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese), Afriyie Acquah (Palermo), Gladson Awako (Berekum Chelsea), Isaac Cofie (Genoa), Richard Mpong (Medeama SC)

Strikers: Dominic Adiyiah (AC Milan), William Owusu Acheampong (Sporting Lisbon), Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Genoa), Jordan Ayew (Olympique Marseille).