Dwamena, Waris and Larweh out of Ghana final squad for Africa Cup

Ghana are competing in Group D of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt, Mali and Uganda

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Jan 2017,
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Avram Grant
Avram Grant. (Reuters)

Ghana coach Avram Grant has announced the final squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, taking place 14 January to 5 February in Gabon, Ghana Football Association announced Wednesday.

Some players have been eliminated from the provisional squad to meet the requirements of the Confederation of African Football, which allows a maximum of 23 players.

Surprising eliminations from the lineup include strikers Abdul-Majeed Waris and Raphael Dwamena, as well as Turkey-based midfielder Attamah Larweh.

Ghana stars Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu and Jonathan Mensah are included in the final squad.

The Black Stars, who will compete with Egypt, Mali and Uganda in Group D of the cup, are currently holding a final training camp in the UAE.

They will face Uganda in their first match of the tournament on 17 January.

Ghana's 23-man squad is announced as follows:

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars), Fatau Dauda (Enyimba, Nigeria)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), (John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain) Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahli, UAE) Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany)

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