World Cup 2022: Hearts of Oak congratulate Afriyie Barnieh after being named in final Ghana squad

Published on: 14 November 2022

Hearts of Oak have congratulated Daniel Afriyie Barnieh for making Ghana's final 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Afriyie Barnieh has been rewarded a call-up following his exploits in the Ghana Premier League with Hearts of Oak.

The 21-year-old was instrumental for Hearts as they retained their MTN FA Cup title by scoring in the final last season.


He has been part of the Black Stars squad under Otto Addo since the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Mozambique and Central African Republic. He made his debut for the West African nation in an international friendly against Japan.

He has represented Ghana at the U-20 and U-23 level and currently a member of the Black Galaxies team.

Afriyie Barnieh also made a cameo appearance for Ghana in a 1-0 win over Nicaragua last month.

Black Stars will open camp in Dubai on Monday to begin preparations for the tournament.

Black Stars have been drawn in Group H alongside Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.

Ghana will take on Portugal in their first game on November 24 before playing South Korea and Uruguay on November 28 and December 2 respectively.

Black Stars will play Switzerland in an International friendly on November 17, before travelling to Qatar for the World Cup.

Ghana secured a 4th FIFA World Cup tournament having participated in 2006, 2010, and 2014 in Germany, South Africa, and Brazil after drawing 1-1 against Nigeria in the return leg of the final play-offs at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja to seal qualification on the away goals rule.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup takes place between November 20 and December 18, 2022.

Only three sides from the continent have ever progressed to the quarter-finals; Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, and Ghana in 2010.

Ghana squad for 2022 World Cup:

Goalkeepers: Manaf Nurudeen, Danlad Ibrahim, Lawrence Ati Zigi

Defenders: Denis Odoi, Tariq Lamptey, Alidu Seidu, Daniel Amartey, Joseph Aidoo, Alexander Djiku, Mohammed Salisu, Abdul-Rahman Baba, Gideon Mensah

Midfielders: Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, Elisha Owusu, Salis Abdul Samed, Mohammed Kudus, Daniel Kofi Kyereh

Strikers: Daniel Barnieh Afriyie, Kamal Sowah, Issahaku Abdul Fatawu, Osman Bukari, Inaki Williams, Antoine Semenyo, Jordan Ayew, Kamaldeen Sulemana