Ghana has recently announced that 24 players had been invited to report to a training camp in Accra as part of the nation’s continued preparations for this month’s AFCON qualifiers against Bafana Bafana and Sao Tome and Principe.
The squad comprises 22 home-based players, as well as the China-based duo of Mubarak Wakaso and Emmanuel Boateng, who will continue to train with the squad ahead of the Black Stars’ upcoming fixtures.
Subject to FIFA’s Covid-19 exemptions, other international-based players who are available will be called up for national team duty at a later stage.
“The players are to continue with preparation for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe,” the Ghana Football Association said in an official statement.
“The Black Stars have been preparing in Accra with home-based players for the past three weeks to fine-tune ahead of the two games. Coach C.K Akonnor wants to build a strong home-based squad to compete for places in the team and to have depth going into the future.”
South Africa and Ghana meet on 25 March and are currently level on nine points each at the top of Group C, with the sides separated only by the latter’s superior head-to-head record.
Ghana’s 24-man training camp ahead of this month’s AFCONQ:
Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Aduana FC), Razak Abalorah (Asante Kotoko), Eric Ofori Antwi (Medeama SC)
Defenders: Ganiyu Ismail (Asante Kotoko), Yusif Mubarik (Asante Kotoko), Konadu Yiadom (WAFA), Ibrahim Moro (Asante Kotoko), Haruna Jamal Deen (Great Olympics), Christopher Nettey (Asante Kotoko) Joseph Agyei (Legon Cities), Dennis Korsah (Ebusua Dwarfs)
Midfielders: Gladson Awako (Great Olympics), Justice Blay (Medeama SC), Michel Otou (Great Olympics), Yaw Annor (Ashanti Gold SC), Rashid Nortey (Medeama SC), Maxwell Abbey (Great Olympics), Salifu Moro (Bechem United), Mubarak Wakaso (Jiangsu Suning), Joseph Esso (Dreams SC)
Forwards: Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Pro), Kwame Peprah (King Faisal), Kwame Opoku (Asante Kotoko), Diawusie Taylor (Karela United)