2022 FIFA WCQ: Five Ghana players dropped from squad to face Zimbabwe

Published on: 04 October 2021

The technical team of the Ghana Black Stars have dropped five players from the squad invited for the doubleheader against Zimbabwe for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars in the October International Break are scheduled to face the Warriors twice in a Group G encounter of the Africa qualifiers to next year’s world cup.

In September, new Ghana head coach Milovan Rajevac named a 32-man provisional squad to do battle for the national team.

Ahead of the first leg of the meeting, the technical team has now dropped five of the players bringing the number down to 27.

The excluded players include Ismail Abdul Ganiyu, Tariqe Fosu Henry, Joseph Alfred Duncan, Mubarak Wakaso and Emmanuel Gyasi.

Ghana is scheduled to play the Warriors of Zimbabwe in a double header with the 1st leg set for the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday, October 9, 2021.

The remaining 27 players will open camp in Cape Coast o Tuesday to prepare for the upcoming encounter.

Ghana’s 27-man squad   

Goalkeepers

Lawrence Ati- Zigi (FC St. Gallen), Richard Atta (Hearts of Oak), Ibrahim Danlad, (Asante Kotoko), Jojo Wallocott (Swindon Town)

Defenders:  Philemon Baffuor (Dreams FC), Andrew Yiadom (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Bordeaux), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg).

Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Baba Idrissu (Real Mallorca), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht), Kofi Kyere (St. Pauli), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Steadfast FC).

Forwards: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd SC), Kamaldeen Suleymana (Rennes), Joel Fameyeh (Orenburg), Yaw Yeboah (Wisła Kraków), Samuel Owusu (Al-Fayha FC), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Caleb Ekuban (Genoa), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor)

 

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