Head Coach Chris Hughton names his final squad for the 2024 Total Energies African Cup of Nations which will be held later this month in Ivory Coast in an event held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The four-time African Champions will be at the African Cup of Nations without the services of the” IN FORM” Leicester City winger Abdul Fatawu Issahaku and Vice-Captain Thomas Teye Partey who is currently recovering from an injury.
Notable names like Captain Andre Dede Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Mohammed Kudus, and Osman Bukari were all named in the final squad. Mohammed Salisu, Alexander Djiku, Kingsley Schindler, Ransford Yeboah and Elisha Owusu have made a return to the squad after missing out on the last call up for the World Cup qualifiers.
Asante Kotoko Sporting Club’s first vice-captain Richmond Lamptey, Jonathan Sowah, and Abdul Fatawu Hamidu of Medeama Sporting Club, the defending champions of the Ghana Premier League were the local players in Black Stars of Ghana’s final squad for the African Cup of Nations.
The 27-man squad of Ghana consists of three goalkeepers, nine midfielders, twelve midfielders of four-wingers, and three strikers.
The Black Stars of Ghana will start camping ahead of the African Cup of Nations on Tuesday, January 2, in Kumasi where the team will be away from the public and media.
Ghana will lock horns with the Brave Warriors of Namibia in a pre-tournament friendly at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on January 8 in Kumasi before they embark on their trip to Ivory Coast where the tournament will be held.
Below is Coach Chris Hughton’s final 27-man squad for the African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast:
Lawrence Ati Zigi (St Gallen)
Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates)
Jojo Wollacott (Charlton Athletic)
Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot)
Dennis Odoi (Club Brugge)
Kingsley Schindler (Samsunspor)
Gideon Mensah (Club Auxerre)
Abdul Hamid Fatawu (Medeama Sporting Club)
Daniel Amartey (Besiktas)
Nicholas Opoku (Amiens)
Alexander Djiku (Fenebarche)
Mohammed Salisu (AS Monaco)
Samed Salis (RC Lens)
Baba Iddrisu (UD Almeria)
Majeed Ashimeru (Anderlecht)
Elisha Owusu (Club Auxerre)
Richmond Lamptey (Asante Kotoko Sporting Club)
Mohammed Kudus (West Ham United)
Andre Ayew (Le Havre)
Ransford Konigsdorffer (Hamburg)
Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade)
Joseph Paintsil (Genk)
Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace)
Ernest Nuamah (Olympic Lyon)
Iñaki Williams (Athletic Club)
Antoine Semenyo (AFC Bournemouth)
Jonathan Sowah (Medeama Sporting Club)
Ghana is pair in Group B with Mozambique, Cape Verde and the Pharaohs Egypt. It have been 40years since the Black Stars of Ghana won their last African Cup of Nations trophy and came close to winning in 2015 but was deny after losing on penalty shootouts against Ivory Coast.
The African Cup of Nations will start on January 13,2024, but the Black Stars of Ghana will start their campaign on January 15,2024, against Cape Verde in the capital of Ivory Coast Abidjan.