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Ghana Finally Announces Squad to Face Nigeria in World Cup Blockbuster
- Ghana's squad to lock horns against Nigeria has finally been made public after weeks of secrecy surrounding the squad to face the Super Eagles in the World Cup final eliminator
- The Black Stars will wrestle for one of Africa's five tickets for a slot at the FIFA World Cup, which will be staged in Qatar later this year
- Notable names such as Thomas Partey, Jordan Ayew, Daniel Amartey and Mohammed Kudus made the list to face Nigeria
Interim Black Stars coach Otto Addo belatedly announced his squad to cross swords with West African neighbours Nigeria.
Otto Addo announced his squad in a press conference after what was described as a 'special strategy' by the Ghana Football Association to keep the squad close to their chest before today.
Ghana will cross swords with Nigeria in the all-important World Cup playoffs on March 25 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium for the first leg before heading to the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja four days later.
Below is the full list:
Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacott (Swindon Town), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates), Lawrence Ati Zigi (St. Gallen)
Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Dennis Korsah (Hearts of Oak), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg FC), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Dennis Odoi (Fulham), Abdul Mumin (Vitoria Guimaraes), Montari Kamaheni (Ashdod FC)
Midfielders: Baba Iddrissu (Real Mallorca), Edmund Addo (Sherif Tiraspol), Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (St. Pauli), Elisha Owusu (Gent)
Wingers: Osman Bukari (Nantes), Joseph Paintsil (Genk), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon), Christopher Antwi Adjei (Bochum), Yaw Yeboah (Columbus Crew)
Forwards: Christopher Antwi Adjei (Bochum), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Kwasi Wriedt(Holstein Kiel), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace)
Why did Ghana delay in releasing the squad for the Nigeria game
Among the ten nations participating in the final eliminator of the World Cup play-offs, Ghana was the only nation yet to name their squad as of Sunday, March 20.
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An executive member of the Ghana Football Association Samuel Anim Addo disclosed that their list of invited players for the World Cup play-offs is yet to be made public to confuse opponents.
The Black Stars host the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday, March 29 and then the return leg is billed to hold four days later in Abuja.
Ghana Football Association announce itinerary for the all-important clash against Nigeria
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Ghana Football Association has confirmed players of the Black Stars will start arriving for the blockbuster game against Nigeria on Sunday, March 20, 2022.
The team will depart for Kumasi, where the game will be played on Tuesday evening and will train on Wednesday and Thursday for the game on Friday.
However, the squad is yet to be released with five days left for the first leg at the Baba Yara Sports stadium.