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Ayew dropped, Kwarasey returns for AFCON qualifiers

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Black Stars coach Avram Grant has named a 23-man squad for this month’s 2017 AFCON qualifiers against Mozambique.

The Black Stars head coach excluded deputy captain Andre Ayew and Phil Ofosu-Ayeh from the squad because of injuries.

Adam Kwarasey and Alfred Duncan return to the squad while Captain Asamoah Gyan and Mubarak Wakaso were named.

The first of the two back-to-back matches will be played at the Accra Stadium on Thursday March 24 at 3:30pm.

The return leg is scheduled for Maputo three days later.

Ghana are top of Group H with maximum six points from the two matches in the group.

Below is the full 23-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey(Portland Timbers, USA), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Amartey, (Leicester City, England), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Baba Rahman (Chelsea, England), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Gyimah Edwin (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Samuel Tetteh (WAFA), Mubarak Wakaso (Las Palmas, Spain Fire, USA), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Alfred Duncan (Sussualo, Italy), Christian Atsu (Malaga, Spain)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (SIPG Shanghai, China), Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Lorient, France) Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA)

Source: Ghana/



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