Kirin Cup: Black Stars Have Only 18 Players For Japan Clash

Eighteen (18) players are currently in camp in Kobe, Japan for the 2022 Kirin Cup which begins on Friday, June 10, 2022.

This is because some players have been ruled out due to varied reasons including injuries, illness and another personal issues.

Jojo Wollacot, Gideon Mensah, Dennis Odoi, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Daniel Kofi Kyereh, Joseph Paintsil, and Antoine Semenyo are among the host of players absent in Kobe, Japan.

According to the Ghana Football Association, some of the players who were initially part of the 33-man squad for the AFCON qualifiers against Madagascar and the Central African Republic came into the games with minor injuries after a long season.

The GFA also says some of the players who took part in the qualifying games were not part of the plan for the tournament in Japan as the technical team wanted to give other players the opportunity to play.

Ghana will take on hosts, Japan in the opening match on Friday, June 10.

The 18 players in camp include: 

Lawrence Ati Zigi, Manaf Nurudeen


Alidu Salifu, Daniel Amartey, Andy Yiadom, Dennis Korsah, Baba Abdul Rahman


Mubarak Wakaso, Edmund Addo, Mohammed Kudus


Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Benjamin Tetteh, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Kwesi Okyere Wreidt, Christopher Antwi Adjei, Felix Afena-Gyan, Afriyie Barnieh

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