2019 AFCON Qualifier: Felix Annan left out of coach Kwesi Appiah's 20-man squad to face Ethiopia

Published on: 08 November 2018

Asante Kotoko shot-stopper Felix Annan has been dropped by Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah ahead of the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

The former West African Football Academy (WAFA) SC loanee was handed a starting role last month when the Black Stars played against his club, Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi after FIFA cancelled the AFCON qualifier between Ghana and Sierra Leone.

Annan impressed in his first outing for the senior national where Black Stars thrashed the Porcupine Warriors 3-0 and many Ghanaians thought he will be maintained in the roster for this month's assignment.

But coach Appiah gave France-based Lawrence Ati-Zigi who plays for Ligue 2 side Sochaux a call-up ahead of the much-anticipated clash.

Meanwhile, Annan is part Asante Kotoko's 28-man squad currently preparing ahead of the CAF Confederations Cup.