Essien, Muntari and Boateng out of Ghana's Nations Cup squad

Kevin-Prince Boateng
Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng (Photo: Reuters)
Ahram Online
Wednesday 24 Dec 2014
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Ghana coach Avram Grant has named a provisional 31-man squad for the 2015 African Cup of Nations taking place in Equatorial Guinea starting 17 January.

The squad shocked trio Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng by dropping all three of them due to complications with the Ghana FA after the 2014 World Cup.

The squad also revealed good news for Egyptian club Ismaily as striker John Antwi was also left ouy.

The 22-year old striker has been in a terrific scoring form this season, bagging 11 goals in 13 league appearances for the Dervishes to top the scorers' chart.

Ghana will have a training camp in Spain before flying to Mongomo where they will face Group C opponents Senegal, South Africa and Algeria.

Ghana’s preliminary Nations Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Mirandes, Spain), Adams Stephen (Aduana Stars), Fatau Dauda (AshGold) and Ernest Sowah (Don Bosco, DR Congo)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), John Boye (Erciyesspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg, South Africa), Kwabena Adusei (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa), Baba Rahman (Augsburg, Germany), Edwin Gyimah (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa), Samuel Inkoom (Houston Dynamo, USA), Daniel Amartey, (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)

Midfielders: Mohammed Rabiu (Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Parma, Italy), Solomon Asante (T.P. Mazembe, DR Congo), Christian Atsu (Everton, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Celtic, Scotland), Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, France), Alfred Duncan (Sampdoria, Italy), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Enoch Adu Kofi (Malmo, Sweden), Ibrahim Moro (AIK Stockholm, Sweden)

Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Lorient, France), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United, England) and David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA).

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