Nine Afcon players dropped as Ghana names 18-man squad for friendly against Chile
Nine players who played at the last Nations Cup (Afcon 2012) – Samuel Inkoom, Prince Tagoe, John Mensah, Charles Takyi, Agyemang Badu, Ernest Sowah, Mohammed Abu and Isaac Vorsah were all dropped from the squad by Coach Goran Stevanovic.
Abused Asamoah Gyan was also excluded from the squad after announcing his ‘indefinite’ break from international duties in order to recover from verbal abuse he suffered from a section of the Ghanaian public after missing crucial penalties in recent matches.
Squad in full
Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Strømsgodset, Norway) and Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals, Ghana)
Defenders: John Paintsil (Leicester City, England), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Masahudu Alhassan (Genoa, Italy), Lee Addy (Dalian Aerbin, China), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian TG, France)
Midfielders: Afriyie Acquah (Palermo, Italy), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Anthony Annan (Vitesse, Netherlands), Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France)
Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Emmanuel Baffoe (New Edubiase, Ghana), Richard Mpong – (Medeama, Ghana) Dominic Oduro (Chicago Fire, US)
By Ekow Quandzie