Kudus, Andre Ayew Head List of Ghana’s 26 Man Squad to Face Nigeria in Friendly

Kudus, Andre Ayew Head List of Ghana’s 26 Man Squad to Face Nigeria in Friendly

Chukwu Ikechukwu
March 17, 2024 at 6:54 AM
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  • Ghana has unveiled a 26-man squad for their upcoming friendly versus Nigeria
  • New coach Otto Addo has named Mohammed Kudus in his first list
  • The Black Stars will tackle Nigeria and Uganda in back-to-back friendlies

Mohammed Kudus and Andre Ayew have been named in coach Otto Addo’s 26-man list for Ghana’s upcoming international friendly games against Nigeria and Uganda.

The Black stars will tackle the Super Eagles on March 22 at the Grande de Marrakech, Morocco, before taking on the Cranes of Uganda four days later in the same venue.

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Ghana fired former coach Chris Hughton after the Black Stars were eliminated from the 2023 AFCON in the group stage. Photo by Issouf Sanogo.
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According to Complete Sports, Captain Ayew, forward Jordan Ayew, Kudus, Osman Bukari, Samed Abdul Samed, and Elisha Owusu have been named in Addo’s first squad since his return as coach was confirmed on Friday.

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Tariq Lamptey is back in the Ghana squad after recovering from an injury that ruled him out of the Africa Cup of Nations, while, Patrick Kpozo, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, and Edmund Addo have also made a return to the team.

Addo will use both games to assess Ghana ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which resumes in June.

Ghana squad to face Nigeria


Lawrence Ati-Zigi

Joseph Wollacott

Federick Asare

David Akologo


Alidu Seidu

Tariq Lamptey

Gideon Mensah

Patrick kpozo

Denis Odoi

Daniel Amartey

Alexander Djiku

Nathaniel Adiei

Mohamed Salisu


Elisha Owusu

Mohammed Diomande

Samed Abdul Salis

Andre Ayew

Mohammed Kudus

Baba Iddrisu

Edmund Addo


Ernest Nuamah

Osman Bakari

Fatawu Isshaku

Ibrahim Osman


Jordan Ayew

Antoine Semenyo

Ghana appoint Addo as coach

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has given the green light to the recommendation made by the five-member Black Stars Head Coach search committee to appoint Addo as Ghana's next coach.

This decision comes after an extensive yet conclusive emergency meeting of the Executive Council on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

As a result, the GFA has successfully negotiated with Bundesliga powerhouse Borussia Dortmund for Addo to be released to assume the position.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..