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Appiah names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers

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Coach Kwasi Appiah has named his squad for the Black Stars’ games in November.

Appiah ,who is said to have been touring Europe has introduced some new names ahead of the qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome.

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Harrison Afful returns to the Stars set up after missing out on a place in the AFCON squad as the experienced duo of John Boye and general captain, Asamoah Gyan miss out.

Mallorca’s Iddrissu Baba joins his club teammates Baba Rahman and Lumor Agbenyenu as he has been given a debut call up.

However, Newcastle’s Christian Atsu has been excused from November’s games.Full list of players;

GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Razak Abalora (Azam FC, Tanzania)

DEFENDERS: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Lumor Agbenyenu (Real Mallorca, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy), Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid, Spain)

MIDFIELDERS: 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)

FORWARDS: 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)

The Black Stars begin their AFCON 2021 qualification campaign against South Africa in three weeks time with a double header,first at home to South Africa and then away to Sao Tome and Principe.

After a poor outing in Egypt last June, the stars will be hoping to go again and hopefully end the long wait for continental glory.

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Written by Eli Avot

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