2019 AFCON qualifier: Ghana to commence training on March 18 ahead of Kenya clash

Published on: 11 March 2019

Black Stars of Ghana will commence training for their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya on March 18. 

Ghana will welcome the Harambee Stars to the Accra Sports Stadium on March 23 with the two sides already qualified for the competition in Egypt.

Black Stars qualified for the continental showpiece for the eighth consecutive time as a result of a 2-0 victory over Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

The upcoming match is set to give an opportunity to coach Kwesi Appiah to try out new players ahead of the start of the competition in June.

The 58-year-old gaffer has invited five debutants including Kotoko duo Kwame Bonsu and Amos Frimpong as well Ernest Asante, Caleb Ekuban and Joseph Aidoo.

Kwesi Appiah’s 24-man squad for Kenya qualifier

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa) Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana)

Defenders: Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy) Lumor Agbenyenu ( Göztepe S.K, Turkey) Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England) Amos Frimpong (Asante Kotoko, Ghana) Nuhu Kassim (1899 Hoffenheim, Germany) Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy) John Boye (Metz,France) Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belgium)

Midfielders: Andre Ayew ( Fenerbahçe S.K, Turkey) Mubarak Wakaso (Alaves, Spain) Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England) Kwame Bonsu (Asante Kotoko, Ghana) Ernest Asante  ( Al Jazira, UAE) Thomas Partey (Atlético Madrid) Alhassan Wakaso ( Vitória S.C, Portugal) Jeffery Schlupp ( Crystal Palace, England), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy)

Forward: Caleb Ansah Ekuban(Trabzonspor, Turkey) Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China)  Kwasi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon, UK).