Ghana national football team players, coach, FIFA world rankings, AFCON

Ghana national football team players, coach, FIFA world rankings, AFCON

Kevin Omuya
updated at August 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Ghana national football team is a team that represents Ghana in men's international football. Football in Ghana has been one of the favouritism in the country. The team has produced world-class players like Asamoah Gyan, who captained Ghana up to the quarter-finals of the World Cup 2010. The team is affiliated with FIFA and the Confederation of African Football.

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What is Ghana's national football team's nickname? They are often referred to as the "Black Stars," and the name was derived from the black star symbol in the nation's flag. This article provides Ghana's national football team's roster, including its current coach, and more fun facts!

Profile Summary

  • Full name: Ghana National Football Team
  • Nickname: Black Stars
  • Managed by: Ghana Football Association
  • Founded: 1950
  • Colours: Gold, Green, and Red
  • Federation: CAF
  • Coach: Milovan Rajevac
  • Captain: Andre Ayew
  • Most caps: Asamoah Gyan (109)
  • Top Scorer: Asamoah Gyan (51 goals)
  • Trophies: 20
  • FIFA ranking: 52 (as of December 2021)
  • World Cup Appearance: 3 (First in 2006)
  • Stadiums: The Accra Sports Stadium

Ghana's national football team history

The nation's government formed a soccer association in Ghana in 1920 to offer regulations and assist in decision-making because soccer was rampant and developing a squad was very difficult. The soccer Association came up with a skilled and robust squad that managed to be the first country within sub-Saharan Africa to participate in the soccer tournament in the Olympic games.

Afcon Campaign

Black Stars have won the Africa Cup of Nations four times in 1963, 1965, 1978, and 1982. They reached the tournament's finals five times in 1968, 1970, 1992, 2010, and 2015. Their domination of the Afcon tournament also contributed to their nickname "The Black Stars of Africa" in the 1960s.

Is Ghana playing in Afcon 2021/2022?

The Black Stars have proved their skill worth by successfully winning the African Cup of Nations and being the runners-up four and five times respectively. Even though it has been a long trophy drought for them, they have successfully appeared and participated seven times in the previous 18 Afcon final matches. Their best performance was in 2015 when they finished second.

In 2021, however, the four-time Afcon champions' tournament winning gap was narrowed after an improbable departure from the group stage in Cameroon, where they failed to win any of their three matches.

Who are the current Ghana national football team captain and coach?

Ghana national football team players, coach
Ghana national football team poses before the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match against Comoros at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 18, 2022. Photo: Daniel BELOUMOU OLOMO
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Black Stars is one of the most successful teams in Africa, following the engagements and experiences they gain from their respective coaches. Have a look at their captains and coach's profiles below.

Ghana national football team's captain

Here is the profile of Black Stars' captain.

Profile summary

  • Full name: André Morgan Rami Ayew
  • Date of birth: December 17 1989
  • Age: 32 (as of 2022)
  • Place of birth: Seclin, France
  • Height in inches: 5'9"
  • Height in centimetres: 176
  • Position(s): Attack, Left-winger
  • Current team: Al-Sadd SC

Ghana national football team's coach

Have a look at the profile of current Black Stars coach

Profile summary

  • Full name: Milovan Rajevac
  • Date of birth: January 2 1954
  • Age: 68 years old (as of 2022)
  • Place of birth: Cajetina, Serbia
  • Nationality: Serbian
  • Height in inches: 5'10"
  • Size in centimetres: 179

Who is the Ghana national football team?

The team has featured many stars who have contributed to the side's African glory. Below is the most recent line-up for the Black Stars.


  • Joseph Wolacott
  • Abdul Manaf Nurudeen,
  • Richard Attah,
  • Lawrence Ati Zigi


  • Daniel Amartey
  • Emmanuel Lomotey
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Andy Yiadom
  • Joseph Aidoo
  • Alexander Djiku
  • Abdul Fatawu Mohammed
  • Gideon Mensah
  • Jonathan Mensah
  • Baba Rahman


  • Gladson Awako
  • Iddrisu Baba
  • Justice Blay
  • Tariqe Fosu-Henry
  • Bernard Mensah
  • Samuel Owusu
  • Thomas Partey
  • Kwame Poku
  • Mubarak Wakaso


  • John Antwi
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Osman Bashiru
  • Emmanuel Boateng
  • Caleb Ekuban
  • Emmanuel Gyasi
  • Rashid Nortey
  • Kwame Opoku
  • Kamal Sulemana
  • Kwasi Okyere Wriedt

Ghana national football team world ranking

Ghana national football team FIFA world rankings
Ghana's striker Asamoah Gyan celebrates after scoring during the 2010 World Cup football match Ghana vs Australia on June 19, 2010, at Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg. Photo: STAN HONDA
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According to the latest FIFA men's world rankings, the Black Stars are rated 52nd most excellent globally. However, due to its poor performance at the Afcon 2022 event, Ghana national football team's world rankings may tumble in the next edition. So, what is Ghana national football team in the CAF ranking? They are currently ranked 8th among African Countries.

Ghana national football team trophies

These are the Black Stars major football awards:

  • African Cup of Nations (1963, 1965, 1978, and 1982)
  • CSSA Nations Cup (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1987)

Despite the team performing poorly in the Afcon 2022 tournament, the players expressed their regrets to fans and are hopeful about returning to their winning ways.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.