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Meet the debutants in Ghana’s squad to face Nigeria in World Cup playoffs

Ghana’s squad to face Nigeria in the upcoming FIFA World Cup playoff game includes some new faces who have received their debut call-ups.

Meet the debutants in Ghana’s squad to face Nigeria in World Cup playoffs

They are Club Brugge utility man Denis Odoi, KAA Gent midfielder Elisha Owusu and Hearts of Oak left-back Dennis Korsah.

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Ashdod FC defender Montari Kamaheni, who was handed a call-up for last November's World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa but didn't feature, has also been handed a recall.

Meanwhile, highly-rated AS Roma teenager Felix Afena-Gyan, who turned down a call-up during the 2021 AFCON, has also returned for the two-legged tie against the Super Eagles.

Ghana’s interim coach Otto Addo named his 27-man squad for the big game in the early hours of Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

The goalkeepers invited include Joojo Wollacott, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen and Richard Ofori, while the defenders are Andy Yiadom, Gideon Mensah, Alexander Djiku and Joseph Aidoo as the defenders invited.

In midfield, Addo has called up Baba Iddrisu, Edmund Addo, Mohammed Kudus, Thomas Partey and Daniel Kofi Kyereh.

The wingers invited are Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Osman Bukari, Joseph Paintsil and Yaw Yeboah.

Meanwhile, Jordan Ayew has also been named in the squad despite returning a positive COVID-19 test at Crystal Palace on Sunday, and he joins fellow forwards Afena-Gyan, Christopher Antwi-Adjei and Kwasi Wriedt as the invited strikers.

The first leg of the World Cup playoff game is scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2022, while the second leg will take place on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

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