Grant names Ghana squad for Canada friendly

Black Stars trainingThe Black Stars friendly match roster had been delayed due to a series of late withdrawals

Ghana coach Avram Grant has named four debutants in an 19-man squad set to take on Canada in an international friendly on Tuesday.

The match, slated for the RFK Stadium in Washington DC, is to serve as a preparatory encounter for the Black Stars ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers in November.

There’s a debut call-up for HJK Helsinki left-back Gideon Baah, 24, following his impressive performance for the Finnish side, particularly in the Europa League last season, as there is for 24-year-old Eintracht Braunschweig defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, 31-year-old New York Red Bulls winger Lloyd Sam and New York City FC midfielder Kwadwo Poku, 23.

Lorient striker Majeed Waris, who missed Ghana’s double header against Congo and Rwanda in September due to a hand injury, returns to the side.

However, Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey would have to wait at least for another month to complete his return to the Black Stars after announcing an end to his 16-month sabbatical.

The shot-stopper is out of the fixture alongside injured captain Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, Mohammed Rabiu, Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Amartey, Baba Rahman, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and fit-again Juventus man Kwadwo Asamoah.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Fatau Dauda (AshGold)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (Eintracht Braunschweig, Germany), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Gideon Baah (HJK Helsinki, Finland), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Las Palmas, Spain), Lloyd Ekow Sam (New York Red Bulls, USA) Bernard Mensah (Getafe, Spain), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy) and Kwadwo Poku (New York City FC, USA)

Forwards: Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul Majeed Waris, (Lorient, France) and David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough)

Source: Goal

Leave a Reply