UPDATE: 24 players arrive at Black Stars camp with Thomas Partey expected to arrive on Tuesday

Published on: 12 June 2023

Twenty-four players have arrived at the camp of the Black Stars for their matchday five games against Madagascar on Sunday.

The senior national team officially opened camp on Monday at Alisa Hotel in Accra.

On Sunday, Bechem United striker, Hafiz Konkoni was handed a late call-up to the camp of the team.

Deputy skipper for the team, Thomas Partey meanwhile is expected to join the camp of the Black Stars on Tuesday.

Inaki Williams and Alexander Djiku have all withdrawn from the squad due to injuries. Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer and Kasim Nuhu have been called up to replace the injured duo.

The team will hold their first training later today at the Accra Sports Stadium at 16:30GMT.

The team will leave Accra on Friday, June 16 for Madagascar.

The match against the Bareas will be held at Stade Kianja Barea in Antananarivo at 17:00GMT on Sunday, June 18, 2023.

Ghana, who sit top of Group E with 8 points will hope to keep the perfect start intact.

The Black Stars need a win to secure their place in the 2023 AFCON that is scheduled to be hosted in Ivory Coast next year.

The squad:  

Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St. Gallen), Joseph Wollacott (Charlton Athletic), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen)

Defenders: Denis Odoi (Club Brugge), Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot), Gideon Mensah (Auxerre), Patrick Kpozo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Nicholas Opoku (Amiens)

Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Majeed Ashimeru (Anderlecht), Salis Abdul Samed (Lens), Edmund Addo (Spartak Subotica)

Wingers: Joseph Painstil (Genk), Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade), KamalDeen Sulemana (Southampton), Ernest Nuamah (FC Nordsjaelland) 

Attackers: Andre Ayew (Nottingham Forest), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Kwasi Okyere Wriedt (Holstein Kiel).