AFCON Qualifiers: Chris Hughton names 25-man squad for Angola clash


Ghana’s new coach Chris Hughton has named his first squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Twenty-five players have been selected for the mouthwatering doubleheader vs Angola this month.

The former Brighton & Hove manager will debut in the dugout against Palancas negras at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

The Black Stars will then travel to Luanda for the reverse fixture three days later.

Hughton assumed the reins from Otto Addo following the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana are joint top of the Group E table with 4 points from two games following a 3-0 win over Madagascar and a 1-1 draw with Central African Republic in June last year.

Here is the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi (FC St. Gallen), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Joseph Wollacott (Charlton Athletic)

Defenders: Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion), Denis Odoi (Club Brugge), Gideon Mensah (Auxerre), Patrick Kpozo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Mohammed Salisu (Southampton FC), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg)

Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht), Abdul Salis Samed (Lens), Edmund Addo (Spartak Subotica)

Wingers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade), Joseph Painstil (Genk), Kamal Deen Sulemana (Southampton FC), Ransford Yeboah Königsdörffer (Hamburger SV)

Forwards: Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Andre Ayew (Nottingham Forest), Kamal Sowah (Club Brugge), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Antoine Semenyo (AFC Bournemouth)

— Ferdinand A Baah


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