Black Stars coach Akonnor names 30-man squad for Morocco, Ivory Coast friendlies

Head coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, Charles Kwablah Akonnor has named a 30-man squad that will play the Atlas Lions of Morocco and the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire during the June international window.

The Black Stars of Ghana were initially supposed to play  Ethiopia and South Africa in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, but those games were postponed by CAF due to COVID-19 fears.

Ghana will take on Morocco in Rabat on June 8, before flying back to Cape Coast to host Ivory Coast on June 12.

GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates), Razak Abalora (Asante Kotoko), Ibrahim Danlad (King Faisal)

DEFENDERS: Baba Abdul Rahman (PAOK), Gideon Mensah (Vitoria Guimarães), Andy Yaidom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffuor (Dreams FC), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg FC), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Ismail Ganiyu (Asante Kotoko), Joseph Adjei (Legon Cities), Nicholas Opoku (Amiens FC).

Midfield: Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen FC)Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Kudus Mohammed (Ajax Amsterdam), Rashid Nortey (Medeama SC), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Steadfast FC), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens SC), Gladson Awako (Great Olympics), Baba Idrissu (RCD Mallorca)

ATTACKERS: Left Wing: Samuel Owusu (Al-Fayha FC), Emmanuel Gyasi (Spezia), Frank Acheampong (Shenzhen FC), Tariqe Fosu Henry (Brentford FC), Kamal Sowah (OH Leuven), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Nordsjaelland), Andre Ayew (Swansea City FC), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace FC), Kwame Opoku (USM Alger), Joseph Paintsil (Ankaragücu).

Ghana is scheduled to play against Morocco on Tuesday, June 8 in Rabat before taking on the Ivory Coast on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Cape Coast stadium.

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