Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has named his final 23 man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Five Players have been axed from the team together with the injured Musah Nuhu.

The final 23 man squad comprises of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, eight midfielders and four strikers.

Asante Kotoko star Abdul Fatawu Safiu,Hearts of Oak defender Mohammed Alhassan, experienced striker Abdul Majeed Waris, U-23 skipper Yaw Yeboah and midfielder Ebenezer Ofori of New York City FC have all been dropped from the squad.

Debutants Kwabena Owusu, Samuel Owusu and Caleb Ekuban have all been included in the final 23-man squad for the tournament.

The Black Stars are in Group F with Guinea Bissau, Benin and Cameroon.

Goalkeepers
Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa, Lawrence Ati-Zigi (Sochaux, France), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana).

Defenders
John Boye (Metz, France), Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Abdul Baba Rahman (Reims, France), Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe A.S, Turkey), Kassim Nuhu, (Hoffenheim, Germany,) Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA), Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belgium), Joseph Attamah Larweh (Basaksehir, Turkey)

Midfielders
Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionale, Italy), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew ( Fenerbache, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia),

Forwards
Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor, Turkey and Kwabena Owusu (Leganes, Spain).

The team will play South Africa in the final warm-up game before jetting off to Egypt for the tournament.

By: Clement Osei Aboagye

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