Six players are expected to join the Ghana camp as the Black Stars set up camp in Ethiopia this week for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Sudan and Lesotho. Nineteen players departed Accra, Thursday afternoon with head coach Kwesi Appiah after three days of training in the Ghanaian capital.
The French duo of Mohammed Rabiu and Jonathan Mensah, Solomon Asante, Richard Kissi-Boateng, Harrison Afful and Mubarak Wakaso will join their colleagues in Ethiopia. The Black Stars will be based in the East African country before their departure on 5 June. Ghana play Sudan in Khartoum on June 7 before flying out to Maseru to meet Lesotho on June 16 in the penultimate second round fixture.
The Black Stars, chasing a third consecutive appearance at the World Cup finals are just one point adrift leaders, Zambia with three matches left to play in the second round of qualifying. Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold, Ghana), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals, Ghana), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars, Ghana) Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Samuel Inkoom (Bastia, France), Kissi Boateng (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Baba Rahman (Greuther Furth, Germany) John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Rashid Sumaila (Asante Kotoko, Ghana)
Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Edwin Gyimah (SuperSport, South Africa) Isaac Coffie (Chievo Verona, Italy) Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England), Solomon Asante (TP Mazembe, DR Congo) Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy) Mubarak Wakaso (Espanyol, Spain), Christian Atsu (Porto, Portugal) Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy)
Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Dominic Adiyiah (Arsenal Kiev, Ukraine), Richard Boakye Yiadom (Sassuolo, Italy), Mahatma Otoo (Hearts of Oak, Ghana)