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Asamoah Gyan returns to Ghana squad for China friendly

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Asamoah Gyan

Striker Asamoah Gyan is part of coach Kwesi Appiah’s 18-man Ghana squad named August 11, 2012 for the upcoming friendly against China Wednesday August 15.

This is Gyan’s first call up after the Al Ain striker announced in February this year, a temporary break from the team when he came under sustained criticism following the Black Stars’ failure to win the 2012 Afcon cup in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

The Ghana-China match will be played in Xi’an, Shaanxi province of China.

Ghana has made four debut call ups to the squad. They are Stromsgodset defender Abdul Razak Nuhu, Frank Acheampong of Buriram United, Juventus attacker Richmond Boakye Yiadom and SuperSport United’s Edwin Gyimah.

Reigning CAF Champions League’s top scorer, Emmanuel Clottey of Berekum Chelsea also made the squad.

Ghana Squad

Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Ernest Sowah (Berekum Chelsea)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), John Boye (Rennes, France), Lee Addy (Dalian Aerbin, China), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany) John Mensah (Un-attached) Abdul Razak Nuhu (Stromsgodset, Norway)

Midfielders: Anthony Annan (Schalke 04, Germany), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Christian Atsu (Rio Ave, Portugal),Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy) Frank Acheampong (Buriram United FC, Thailand) Edwin Gyimah (SuperSport United, South Africa)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al-Ain, UAE) Emmanuel Clottey (Berekum Chelsea), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Juventus, Italy) Abdul Majeed Warris (Häcken, Sweden)

By Ekow Quandzie

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