General captain of the senior national football team, Asamoah Gyan, together with Kwadwo Asamoah, Christain Atsu and John Boye will miss out on the Black Stars’ encounter with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a 2021 AFCON qualifier bid, ABC News can report.
Black Stars Head Coach Kwesi Appiah, ahead of the qualifiers, has named a 23-man squad for two 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying matches to be played next month.
Ghana will host Bafana Bafana of South Africa at home on Thursday 14th November, 2019 at the Cape Coast Stadium, before travelling to São Tomé and Príncipe to face them on Monday 18th November.
The team is expected to begin training in Cape Coast from Monday 11 November 2019 with one training session each day.
The senior national football team, the Black Stars, are in Group C of the qualifiers alongside South Africa, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Sudan.
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to be the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football. The tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon in June 2021.
Below is the Black Stars squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against South Africa & São Tomé and Príncipe:
Richard Ofori (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Razak Abalora (Azam FC, Tanzania)
Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Lumor Agbenyenu (Real Mallorca, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy), Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid, Spain)
Samuel Owusu (Al Fahya, Saudi Arabia), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Iddrisu Baba (Real Mallorca, Spain), Christopher Antwi-Adjei (SC Paderborn, Germany)
Andre Ayew (Swansea, England), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Torric Jibril (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Shafiu Mumuni (Ashantigold)