Otto Addo, the coach of the Black Stars, has officially named his final 26-man squad for the FIFA World Cup, which starts on Sunday, November 20 in Qatar
The Black Stars squad is made up of both old and new faces who have yet to make their competitive debut in a Ghana shirt for the first time in their career as a Ghana national team player.
Everton Tariq Lamptey, Joseph Aidoo, Alexander Djiku, and Alidu Siedu all made the team, as well Leceister’s Daniel Amartey, Reading’s left back Baba Addul-Rahman, Club Brugge full back Dennis Odoi, and Gideon Mensah, who plays as a left back.
On the midfield side, names like Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, Elisha Owusu, Salis Abdul Samed, Mohammed Kudus, Daniel Kofi Kyere, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Kamal Sowah, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, and Osman Bukari were listed.
Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams, Bristol City forward Antoine Semenyo, Stade Rennais darling boy Kamaldeen Sulemana, and Crystal Palace number nine Jordan Ayew have all been called up to join the attack.
Manaf Nurudeen, Danlad Ibrahim, and Lawrence Ati Zigi have been appointed goalkeepers to represent Ghana for most prestigious football tournament in Qatar.
Felix Afena Gyan, Schlupp, Ashimeru, Mubarak Wakaso, Wallacot, Ofori and Joseph Paintsil were all dropped from Otto Addo’s 26-man Black Stars squad earlier this week.
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The Black Stars are currently in Abu Dhabi, where they will play their final pre-tournament friendly against Switzerland on Thursday, November 17, before their first match against Portugal.
The Black Stars will play Portugal in their first match at the Qatar World Cup 2022 on November 24 at 4 p.m. at Stadium 974 (Rass Abou Aboud), followed by South Korea and Uruguay on November 28 and December 2 at Education City Stadium and Al Wakrah Sports Club, respectively.