World Cup Qualifier: Gyan, Agyepong dropped from Ghana squad to face Uganda


Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and midfielder Thomas Agyepong have been dropped from the Black Stars final squad for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Kampala because on injury concerns.

The Black Stars opened their training camp in Kenya on Monday.

According to a statement from the Ghana FA, Gyan and Agyepong were unable to recover in time for the match to be played in Kampala on Saturday.

This means Coach Kwesi Appiah has pruned down the Black Stars squad to 24 players ahead of the start of training to be held in Nairobi.

Appiah named a provisional 26-man squad last week for the match against the Cranes of Uganda.

The l team will travel to face the Cranes at the Mandela National Stadium on Saturday in the penultimate qualifier.


GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Martizburg United, South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)

DEFENDERS: Harrison Afful (Columbus, USA), Daniel Opare (Augsburg, Germany) Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal), Abass Mohammed (Harrisburg City, USA), Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Daniel Amartey (Leicester,England), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew,USA), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia), Vincent Atinga (Hearts of Oak)

MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Kingsley Sarfo (Malmo, Sweden), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin TEDA, China), Isaac Twum (Inter Allies), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhtan)

FORWARDS: Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), John Antwi (Misr Lel-Makkasa, Egypt), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Crvena Zvezda, Serbia)

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