Ernest Nuamah Handed Maiden Ghana Invite as Chris Hughton Names Squad to Face Madagascar

Ernest Nuamah Handed Maiden Ghana Invite as Chris Hughton Names Squad to Face Madagascar

Lukman Mumuni
May 30, 2023 at 12:31 PM
  • Ghana coach Chris Hughton has named his squad to face Madagascar
  • Youngster Ernest Nuamah has been handed his first Black Stars invite
  • The Black Stars head to Antananarivo in search of AFCON qualification

Talented young forward, Ernest Nuamah has been handed his maiden Black Stars call-up ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar in June.

Ghana's national coach, Chris Hughton included the winger in his 24-man squad for the penultimate qualifier in Antananarivo on June 18.

The Ghana U23 star has been in sensational form for FC Nordsjaelland in the Danish Superliga, earning him a place in the Black Stars team.

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Ernest Nuamah has been named in the Ghana squad for the AFCON qualifier against Madagascar. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

In a list released via the official Ghana FA website, Alidu Seidu of Clermont Foot and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt of Holstein Kiel also make a return to the squad.

Mohammed Salisu and Tariq Lamptey have not been included in the squad due to their respective injuries while Kamal Sowah was seemingly not invited.

Captain, Andre Ayew and his brother, Jordan Ayew are also part of the team alongside Arsenal's Thomas Partey.

In-form Inaki Williams will be hoping to break his goal-scoring duck with the national team, exactly a year after announcing his nationality switch.

The four-time African champions need one point to secure qualification to the tournament in Ivory Coast next year.

Ghana's squad to face Madagascar

Lamptey explains Ghana choice

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on former England youth international, Lamptey explaining his nationality switch from England to Ghana.

He was born in England to Ghanaian parents and represented the country at the youth levels, but changed officially in June of 2022.

Lamptey decided instead to play for the country of his parents and was eventually named in Ghana's squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

Bukari wins Serbian Cup

Black Stars forward, Osman Bukari won the Serbian Cup with Red Star Belgrade following victory over Cukaricki in the final of the competition.

The Ghanaian international played a key role as the Serbian giants came from a goal down to win in Belgrade - at the Rajko Mitic Stadium.

Bukari has now completed the double in his first season in Serbia, having already led the club to league triumph prior to their cup success.

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