Black Stars squad for AFCON 2017 unveiled

The 23 players to represent Ghana at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon have been named.

At a press conference at the headquarters of the country’s football governing body, Ghana Football Association, on Monday, head coach Avram Grant named his final squad for the tournament, which begins Saturday, January 14. Conspicuously missing is Fatawu Dauda, who made his Africa Cup debut as part of the 2008 squad. Grant’s squad:


Razak Braimah (Cordoba CF, Spain), Adam Larsen Kwarasey and Richard Ofori Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom, Baba Abdul Rahman, Frank Acheampong, John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England) and Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa) Midfielders:

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Afriyie Acquah, Thomas Partey, Mubarak Wakaso, Ebenezer Ofori, Christian Atsu, Samuel Tetteh, Joseph Larweh Attamah and Andre Dede Ayew Strikers: Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew, Abdul Majid Waris, Ebenezer Assifuah, Bernard Tekpetey and Raphael Dwamena Ghana kick-starts their campaign in Group D on Tuesday, January 17 at Stade de Port-Gentil with the Cranes of Uganda, a side the Stars have not beaten in a competitive fixture since September, 2005.