Ghana coach Otto Addo hands call up to two home-based players for AFCON qualifiers, Kirin Cup in Japan

Published on: 26 May 2022

Ghana coach Otto Addo and his technical team have handed call up to two local players for the upcoming 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and Kirin Cup in Japan.

The Black Stars will play Madagascar and Central African Republic in qualifiers next month before traveling to Japan for the four-nation tournament.

Ahead of the various international assignments, Otto Addo has named 33-man squad which includes two home-based players.

Hearts of Oak forward Daniel Afriyie Barnieh makes a return to the national team whiles in-form Bechem United winger Augustine Okrah gets his maiden call up.

The pair have been outstanding in the ongoing Ghana Premier League campaign for their clubs and it is not surprising they have earned call up for the upcoming games.

Okrah, a former player of Kotoko has steered the Hunters to the MTN FA Cup final and are in contention for the Ghana Premier League title.

The enterprising winger has bagged 14 goals for Bechem United in the league.

Meanwhile, Afriyie Barnieh who has been the livewire for Hearts of Oak this season has bagged 10 goals in all competitions.