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Otto Addo Names Squad For Brazil And Nicaragua Friendlies

Ghana football team head coach Otto Addo has named a 29-man squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Nicaragua and former world champions Brazil.

The German-born manager is expected to lead the charges into two high profile friendlies against Brazil on 23rd September in Le Harve  before facing Nicaragua four days later in Lorca.

The encounter against Guinea will be Black Stars’ first match since they were held to goalless draw by Chile in Kirin Cup third-place match in June this year.

Addo, who has been in charge of the West African giants since February last year, has named Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu, former England U21 player Tariq Lamptey in the squad.

Other inclusion in the  29-man roster are Former Spain youth player Inaki Williams, Arsenal star Thomas Partey and Ransford Yeboah Konigsdorffer.

Hearts of Oak winger, Afriyie Barnieh, is the only Ghana-based player named in the squad, a reward for his fine performances for the CHAN Squad in recent weeks.

Full List:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates) Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen) Joseph Wollacott (Charlton Athletic)

Defenders: Denis Odoi (Club Brugge) Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion) Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot) Abdul Rahman Baba (Reading FC) Gideon Mensah (AJ Auxerre) Alexander Djiku (Racing Strasbourg) Mohammed Salisu (Southampton FC) Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo) Stephan Kofi Ambrosius (Karlsruher SC)

Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC) Iddrisu Baba Mohammed (Real Mallorca) Elisha Owusu (KAA Gent) Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (SC Freiburg) Mohammed Kudus (AFC Ajax) Andre Ayew (Al Sadd FC)

Wingers: Kamaldeen Sulemana (Stade Rennes) Daniel Afriyie Barnieh (Hearts of Oak) Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon) Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade) Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer (Hamburger SV) Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) Antoine Selorm Semenyo (Bristol City)

Strikers:  Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao) Felix Afena-Gyan (US Cremonese) Benjamin Tetteh (Hull City)




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