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AFCON 2017: Adam Kwarasey makes Ghana return

AFCON 2017: Adam Kwarasey makes Ghana return


USA-based goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey earns a call up back into Ghana’s national team as coach Avram Grant names squad for AFCON 2017 qualifier against Mozambique.

Kwarasey makes a return to the squad for the first time in two years following a self-imposed exile after Ghana’s poor showing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Captain Asamoah Gyan has overcome a recent injury setback to make it into the squad while his deputy Andre Ayew is not included due to an ankle injury.

The Black Stars host Mozambique in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, on March 24 before travelling for the return encounter in Maputo three days later.

Ghana are top of Group H with a maximum six points from their opening two games.

Ghana Squad:

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Portland Timbers, USA), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Baba Rahman (Chelsea, England), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Gyimah Edwin (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Samuel Tetteh (WAFA), Mubarak Wakaso (Las Palmas, Spain), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Alfred Duncan (Sussualo, Italy), Christian Atsu (Malaga, Spain)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (SIPG Shanghai, China), Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Lorient, France) Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA)