World Cup 2022: This is the highest form of national pride for me – Gideon Mensah reacts to inclusion in Ghana’s squad

Published on: 14 November 2022

Ghana international, Gideon Mensah has indicated that he is excited he has been included in the final Black Stars squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Auxerre defender is one of the defenders selected by Ghana head coach Otto Addo in his final 26-man squad for the upcoming mundial.

Reacting to his inclusion, Gideon Mensah described the honour as the highest form of national pride.

“Highest form of national pride. It's an honour and a dream come true to represent my country at the @FIFAWorldCup in Qatar. Love and appreciate the support from each and everyone who's part of this journey.

“Let’s go Ghana,” Gideon Mensah posted on Twitter on Monday, November 14.

Below is the final Ghana squad for the 2022 FIFA Wolrd Cup.


Ibrahim Danlad (Asante Kotoko SC)

Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen)

Lawrence Ati-Zigi (FC St. Gallen)


Daniel Amartey (Leicester City)

Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)

Alexander Djiku (RC Strasbourg)

Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot)

Tariq Lamptey (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Abdul Rahman Baba (Reading FC)

Gideon Mensah (AJ Auxerre)

Denis Odoi (Club Brugge)

Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo)


Salis Abdul Samed (RC Lens)

Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC)

Elisha Owusu (KAA Gent)

Daniel Afriyie Barnieh (Hearts of Oak)

Kamal Sowah (Club Brugge)

Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam)

Andre Ayew (Al Sadd SC)

Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (SC Freiburg)


Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade)

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace)

Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon)

Kamaldeen Sulemana (Stade Rennes)

Antoine Selorm Semenyo (Bristol City)

Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be one of five African countries representing the continent.

The Black Stars will compete in Group H of the group stages of the tournament. In that group, Ghana will battle it out with two-time champions Uruguay, as well as European giants Portugal.

The other group's opponent is South Korea from Asia.

While the 2022 FIFA World Cup will commence on Sunday, November 20, Ghana’s Black Stars will play their first match on November 24.

Subsequently, Ghana will take on South Korea on November 28 before finishing the group stages campaign with a rematch against Uruguay.