Black Stars final 26-man squad announced for 2022 FIFA World Cup

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Black Stars head coach Otto Addo has named his final 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar which starts next week.

This means the 55-man provisional squad named earlier has been slashed to 26 who will be representing the country in Qatar.

Notable names included in the squads are Andre Ayew, Daniel Amartey, Thomas Partey, Mohammed Kudus, and Jordan Ayew alongside new entrants such as Inaki Williams, Tariq Lamptey and Salisu Mohammed.

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim and Afriyie Barnieh of Accra Hearts of Oak made the final squad.

Mubarak Wakaso, Jojo Wollacott, and Richard Ofori were the most notable omissions from the squad, which was announced. Wollacott and Ofori’s exclusion was a result of injuries at their respective clubs a day before the squad was announced.

However, Joseph Paintsil, Majeed Ashimeru, Jeffrey Schlupp and Benard Terkpertey were the notable names to miss out on the squad despite their outstanding performances with various teams.

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The Black Stars will begin their training camp in Abu Dhabi on Monday. They will play Switzerland in their final pre-tournament friendly on Thursday, November 17 before travelling to Qatar for the World Cup.

Ghana begins their World Cup campaign on November 24 against former European champions Portugal at Doha’s Stadium 974.

Here is Ghana’s final man squad to Qatar.

Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi (St. Gallen), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen), Ibrahim Danlad (Asante Kotoko).

Defenders: Tariq Lamptey (Brighton), Dennis Odoi (Club Brugge), Gideon Mensah (Auxerre), Baba Rahman (Reading), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg FC), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Mohammed Salisu (Southampton), Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot).

Midfielders: Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC), Elisha Owusu (Gent), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Andre Ayew (Al Saad), Daniel Kofi Kyereh (Freiburg), Abdul Samed Salis (Lens).

Wingers: Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Stade Rennes), Kamal Sowah (Club Brugge), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon).

Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Daniel Afrivie (Hearts of Oak), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City).

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