Ghana Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac has named a 30-man squad to begin preparing ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon]
The four-time African champions are among the 24 countries to partake in the prestigious tournament set for January 9th, 2022 in Cameroon.
The Serbian trainer has announced a 30-man provisional squad today, 21st December 2021 at the Conference center in Accra.
As part of preparations for the tournament, Ghana will pitch camp in Qatar, engage in three pre-AFCON friendlies before pruning down the squad to 23 for the main tournament.
It has been confirmed that the Black Stars will play Algeria on January 5 and two other countries in friendlies.
Due to the devastating coronavirus, provisions have been made for extra five players to be added and that can be exercised according to the plan of various teams.
Meanwhile, the Black Stars will open camp in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
The team will be in Doha for a period of three weeks to prepare for the tournament scheduled for Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022.
Ghana is expected to play a yet-to-named club side on Tuesday, December 28, before taking on one of the Africa Cup of Nations qualified teams on Friday, January 1, 2022, in another friendly.
Below are Milovan’s provisional squad for the 2021 TotalEnergies African Nations Cup:
Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacott (Swindon Town), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St.Gallen), Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak)
Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffour (Dreams FC), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Abdul Mumin (Victoria Guimares)
Midfielders: Baba Idrissu (Real Mallorca), Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen F.C), Edmund Addo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (FC St. Pauli), David Abagna (RTU), Abdul Samed Salis (Clermont Foot)
Wingers: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Kamal Deen Sulemana (Rennes), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha)
Strikers: Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Maxwell Abbey Quaye (Great Olympics), Joseph Painstil (Genk)The Black Stars will depart Doha for Yaoundé on Friday, January 7, 2022, to take on the rest of Africa at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Ghana will be searching for a fifth AFCON trophy in Cameroon next year after last winning it in 1982.
This post was written by Isaac Tamakloe, initially published by ghanasportspage.com and reproduced by kick442.com as an official partner media