Ghana’s Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has named his 23-man squad for October friendly games against Mali (the second opponent to be defined) with six players handed their first call-up.
Mali is the only opponent for the moment of Black Stars after Equatorial Guinea’s withdrawal due to Covid-19 restrictions in the country.
Alexander Djiku of Strasbourg in France, Benson Anang of Zilina FC in Slovakia, Emmanuel Lomotey of Amiens (France), Eugene Ansah of Apoel Shmona (Israel), Kamal Deen of Nordsjaelland (Danemark) and Yakubu Mohammed of Futuro Kings (Equatorial Guinea).
The full squad
Goalkeepers : Richard Ofori (Maritzburg), Richard Ati Zigi (St. Gallen), Razak Abalora (Unattached)
Full Backs: Benson Anang (Zilina FC), Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting Club), Yakubu Mohammed (Azam FC), Gideon Mensah (Vitoria de Guimaraes)
Centre-Backs: Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Joseph Aidoo (Celta de Vigo), Nicholas Opoku (Amiens), Kassim Nuhu (Hoffenheim)
Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens), Bernard Mensah (Besiktas), Baba Iddrisu (RCD Mallorca)
Attackers/Wingers: Andre Ayew (Swansea), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), John Antwi (Pyramids FC), Eugene Ansah (Hapoel Shmona), Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha FC), Kamal Deen (Nordsjaelland SC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax SC).