Black Stars Three players excluded, Accam handed late call-up

Kwesi Appiah has had to make late changes to his Black Stars squad to face Ethiopia on Sunday

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Three players who were originally part of Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah's squad named two weeks ago have been excluded from the side to face Ethiopia on Sunday.

The Ghana Football Association announced on Monday that goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey and midfielders Godsway Donyor and Mohammed Abu have been excused from the squad for various reasons.

Kwarasey, 29, is out based on a family emergency in Norway, while Nordsjælland's Godsway Donyor, 22, is recovering from a recent injury sustained from playing with the Danish club.

play Adam Kwarasey, Godsway Donyor and Mohammed Abu will not be part of the squad to face Ethiopia for varying reasons


On the other hand, Mohammed Abu, 25, who plays for Columbus Crewe in the American MLS, will join the team for the Mexico and USA friendlies on June 29 and July 1 respectively, the FA said.

Winger David Accam, who has scored seven goals in 14 games for MLS side Chicago Fire this season, has also been handed a late call-up to join the team for those friendlies, which take place in Houston, Texas and East Hartford, Connecticut respectively.

play David Accam's stellar form in the MLS this season has been rewarded with a late call-up to the squad

Coach Kwesi Appiah named a squad of 30 players on May 25 to cover three upcoming assignments against Ethiopia (Afcon 2019 qualifier) Mexico and the USA (friendlies).

The team began non-residential camping in Accra last week, before flying into Kumasi on Monday ahead of the Ethiopia fixture.

Below is the list of players on the squad to face Ethiopia, a game that will take place at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday at 15.30 GMT.

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Wa Allstars), Felix Annan (Kotoko), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Lumor Agbenyenu (Munich 1860, Germany), Daniel Darkwah (Aduana Stars, Ghana), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumalia (Al Gharafa, Qatar), Nicholas Opoku  (B.Chelsea, Ghana), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA), Jerry Akaminko ( Eskiserhispor, Turkey), Samuel Sarfo (Liberty, Ghana)

Midfielders: Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Winful Cobbinah (Hearts of Oak), Yaw Yeboah (FC Twente, Holland),  Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland), Kingsley Sarfo, (Sirius, Sweden)

Attackers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Alhi, UAE), Jordan Ayew (Swansea City, England),  Majeed Waris (Lorient FC, France), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland)

The GFA also said the seven foreign-based players who weren't with the team during the non-residential camping in Accra are expected in the country on Monday night.

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