Grant names
 24-man squad

Andre Dede Ayew – Black Stars

Andre Dede Ayew – Black Stars

BLACK Stars’coach, Avram Grant has named a 24-man squad for the upcoming 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Rwanda.

The Black Stars will play a friendly against Congo in Brazzaville on September 1 before travelling to Kigali to take on the Amavubi of Rwanda in their second qualifying group stage match.

Former U-20 stars Godfred Donsah and Ebenezer Assifuah have been handed call ups with Bournemouth based winger Christian Atsu recovering in time to make the squad for next month’s match.

Andre Ayew, who missed the first group match against Mauritius in Ghana due to injury has been named in the squad.

Captain Asamoah Gyan will lead the squad for the tie.

Below is Ghana’s full 24-man squad for the clash against Rwanda:

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Fatau Dauda (AshGold), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Baba Rahman (Chelsea, England), Gyimah Edwin (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Daniel Amartey, (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)

Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Solomon Asante (T.P. Mazembe, DR Congo), Christian Atsu (Bournemouth, England), Andre Ayew (Swansea City, UK) Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Bernard Mensah (Getafe, Spain), and Godfred Donsah (Bologna, Italy)

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (SIPG Shanghai, China), Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA), Richmond Boakye Yiadom(Atalanta, Italy).

Meanwhile, English club Watford are reportedly interested in signing Ghana striker Mahtama Otoo before the transfer window shuts.

The returned English Premier League side are looking to strengthen their striking department with the signing of the Ghanaian from Norwegian club Sogndal.

Otoo is also said to be tracked by clubs in Germany as he continues to play his role in helping Sogndal win promotion back into the English top flight.

The former captain of Hearts of Oak has scored seven league goals this season for Sogndal who are currently seven points clear at the top of the Norwegian second tier league.

 From Times Sports Desk

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