With few days left for the next international break, attention will quickly turn to Ghana’s squad for the AFCON 2023 qualifiers return leg against Madagascar.
Ghana’s next game will be against the Barea Men on 18th June 2023, which will be followed by a significant home game against Central African Republic in the final round of the qualifiers in September.
The four-time African champions are leading Group E with eight points after picking a hard-fought 1-0 win over Angola in Kumasi and a 1-1 draw in Luanda on matchday 3 and 4. The team won 2-1 against Madagascar in the first leg played at the Cape Coast Stadium.
Coach Chris Hughton’s final squad is expected to be published a week before the trip to Madagascar, so Ghanasportspage.com has taken a look at players who are likely to make the trip.
We will not know for sure who will be in Chris Hughton’s squad until he formally announces it, but the most recent squad, who earned the call-up for the game against the Black Antelopes will be in the plane.
The ex-Tottenham boss will rely on Mohammed Kudus, Joseph Paintsil and Osman Bukari. These three players have been in sensational form since the beginning of the 2022/23 season and will be delight to watch in Ghana’s next game.
Ghana will head to the next AFCON to be held in Ivory Coast in another hope of ending their 41 years trophy drought, having finished as runners-up five times (1968, 1970, 1992, 2010, and 2015) as well as boasting some of the best players in the game.
Below is our possible 21-man squad to make the trip:
1. Lawrence Ati Zigi (FC St. Gallen)
2. Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen)
3. Denis Odoi (Club Brugge),
4. Gideon Mensah (Auxerre),
5. Patrick Kpozo (Sheriff Tiraspol)
6. Daniel Amartey (Leicester City)
7. Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo)
8. Mohammed Salisu (Southampton FC)
9. Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg)
10. Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC)
11. Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht)
12. Abdul Salis Samed (Lens)
13. Edmund Addo (Spartak Subotica)
14. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace)
15. Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade)
16. Joseph Painstil (Genk)
17. Kamal Deen Sulemana (Southampton FC)
18. Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam)
19. Andre Ayew (Nottingham Forest)
20. Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)
21. Antoine Semenyo (AFC Bournemouth)