The Ghana squad for June’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Madagascar was announced on Tuesday. The Black Stars will face the Barea in the Malagasy capital, Antananarivo, on June 18. Ghana are currently the leaders in Group E on eight points, one ahead of Central African Republic and three ahead of third placed Angola. A victory for the Black Stars will confirm their place at the finals in Ivory Coast that is set to start next January.
Head coach Chris Hughton called in key midfielders Thomas Partey and Mohammed Kudus as well as forwards Jordan and André Ayew. Iñaki Williams is also included in the list of forwards and young 20-year-old FC Nordsjælland attacker Ernest Nuamah will get an opportunity to earn his first appearance with the senior national team following an outstanding season with the Danish club.
Goalkeeper Joe Wollacott will compete with Abdul Manaf Nurudeen and incumbent Lawrence Ati-Zigi for a starting spot. Joseph Aidoo and Alexander Djiku look set to lead the center of defense with Mohammed Salisu ruled out due to injury. Right back Denis Odoi brings plenty of experience and will compete with Clermont defender Alidu Seidu. The left back position features incumbent Gideon Mensah and Sheriff Tiraspol defender Patrick Kpozo.
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