Majeed Waris dropped as Kwesi Appiah names final Black Stars squad for AFCON 2019
Black Stars Head Coach Kwesi Appiah has named his final 23-man squad for the upcoming AFCON in Egypt, with no place for FC Nantes forward Majeed Waris.
The 27-year-old misses out along with Hearts of Oak defender Mohammed Alhassan, Kotoko’s Abdul Fatawu, Yaw Yeboah and Ebenezer Ofori.
Swansea City midfielder, André Ayew, will lead the Black Stars for this year’s tournament, which has been expanded to 24 teams from 16.
The team also includes Kotoko shot stopper Felix Annan, Samuel Owusu and Kwabena Owusu who will be making their debuts at the tournament.
The Black Stars will take on Bafana Bafana of South Africa on June 15 in their last pre-tournament friendly in Dubai, before the team heads to Egypt.
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa, Lawrence Ati- Zigi (Sochaux, Montbeliard, France), and Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana).
Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Abdul Baba Rahman (Reims, France), Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe A.S, Turkey), Kassim Nuhu, (Hoffeinham, Germany,) John Boye ( Metz France), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA), Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belguim), Joseph Attamah (Basaksehir, Turkey)
Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionle, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew ( Fenerbache, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland)
Attackers Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor, Turkey and Kwabena Owusu (Leganes, Spain).