Otto Addo Names Black Stars Team For AFCON Qualifiers And World Cup Friendly Matches In 2023

Ghana coach Otto Addo has named Bristol City attacker Antione Semenyo, Augustine Okrah and Daniel Afriyie Barnie in his 33-man squad for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Madagascar and the Central Africa Republic next month.

The four-time AFCON champions will also take part in a 4-nation tournament in Japan as part of preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

Black Stars skipper Andre Ayew and Benjamin Tetteh make a return to the team after missing out on the 2022 World Cup playoff against Nigeria due to suspension.

Bristol City forward Antoine Semenyo will be making his debut after missing out on his first call up for the World Cup playoff against Nigeria due to injury.

Bechem United star Augustine Okrah has been handed his debut call-up by Coach Otto Addo for the upcoming games.

The Black Stars take on Madagascar in their opening game on June 1 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

Ghana will travel for the second game against the Central Africa Republic which will be played in Angola.

Below is the full squad

GOALKEEPERS: Jojo Wollacott- Swidon Town, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen- Eupen, Lawrence Ati-Zigi- St. Gallen, Richard Ofori- Orlando Pirates

DEFENDERS: Denis Odoi- Club Brugge, Alidu Seidu- Clermont Foot, Gideon Mensah- Bordeaux, Abdul Baba Rahman- Reading, Abdul Mumin- Vitoria Guimaraes, Daniel Amartey- Leicester City, Joseph Aidoo- Celta Vigo, Jonathan Mensah – Columbus Crew

MIDFIELDERS: Iddrisu Baba- Mallorca, Edmund Addo- Sheriff Tiraspol, Elisha Owusu – KAA Gent, Mohammed Kudus- Ajax, Daniel Kofi Kyereh- St. Pauli, Mubarak Wakaso- Shenzhen

WINGERS: Joseph Paintsil- Genk, Andre Ayew- Al Sadd, Augustine Okrah- Bechem United, Osman Bukari- Nantes, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku- Sporting CP, Kamaldeen Sulemana- Stade Rennes, Yaw Yeboah- Columbus Crew, Christopher Antwi-Adjei- Bochum

STRIKER: Jordan Ayew- Crystal Palace, Daniel Afriyie- Hearts of Oak, Felix Afena Gyan- AS Roma, Kwesi Okyere Wriedt- Holstien Kiel, Antoine Semenyo- Bristol City, Benjamin Tetteh- Yeni Malatyaspor, Braydon Manu- SV Darmstadt.

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