Ghana Coach Milovan Rajevac Names 30-Man Provisional Squad For AFCON 2021

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Coach Milovan Rajevac named five home-based players in his 30-man squad for the pre-tournament camping in Doha, Qatar.

Real Tamale United captain David Abagna who is currently the leading top scorer in the Ghana Premier League gets a debut call up.

Maxwell Abbey Quaye of Great Olympics also makes the squad for the first time following an impressive form in the ongoing campaign.

Genk forward Joseph Paintsil and AS Roma youngster Felix Afena Gyan have all being named in the provisional squad for the pre-tournament camping.

The local contingent will travel to Doha on Wednesday, where they will team up with the rest of the invited players

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The Black Stars will open camp on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, to begin preparations for the tournament.

The four-time Africa champions will open camp in Doha, Qatar.

The team will be in Doha for a period of three weeks to prepare for the Tournament scheduled for Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022.

The Black Stars will play three international friendly matches in Qatar to give Coach Milovan Rajevac the opportunity to assess his squad for the Tournament.

Ghana are expected to play a yet-to-named club side on Tuesday, December 28, before taking on one of the Africa Cup of Nations qualified teams on Saturday, January 1, 2022, in another friendly.

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The team will wrap up their test matches against African Champions Algeria on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Ghana is in Group C alongside Morocco, Gabon and Comoros

The Black Stars will face North African side Morocco in the opening group C game in Yaounde on January 10.

Below is the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacott (Swindon Town), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St.Gallen), Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak)

Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffour (Dreams FC), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Abdul Mumin (Victoria Guimares)

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Midfielders: Baba Idrissu (Real Mallorca), Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen F.C), Edmund Addo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (FC St. Pauli), David Abagna (RTU), Abdul Samed Salis (Clermont Foot)

Wingers: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Kamal Deen Sulemana (Rennes), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha)

Strikers: Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Maxwell Abbey Quaye (Great Olympics), Joseph Painstil (Genk)