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Thomas Partey Left Out Of Black Stars Squad For Upcoming AFCON Qualifiers

Ghana national team head coach Otto Addo has left midfielder Thomas Partey in his 33-man provisional squad to face Madagascar and Central African Republic.

The Arsenal midfielder is currently struggling with a thigh injury sustained while in action for the Gunners in the clash against Crystal Palace where the team lost 3-0 several weeks ago.

It’s understood that the English Premier League side do not want their star risking any further damage as they want him recover and be ready for upcoming football season.

France-based defender Alexander Djiku has also not been included in national squad but there is room for aging captain Jordan Ayew.

Mubarak Wakaso, Jonathan Mensah and Kamaldeen Sulemana return to the squad that has three local-based players Daniel Barnieh of Hearts of Oak and Bechem United’s Agustine Okrah.

The Black Stars take on Madagascar in their opening game on June 1 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium before travelling to Angola to face Central African Republic.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers:  Jojo Wollacott (Swidon Town,) Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen ), Lawrence Ati-Zigi-St. Gallen Richard Ofori- Orlando Pirates

Defenders: Denis Odoi- Club Brugge, Alidu Seidu- Clermont Foot, Gideon Mensah- Bordeaux, Abdul Baba Rahman- Reading, Abdul Mumin- Vitoria Guimaraes ,Daniel Amartey- Leicester City Joseph Aidoo- Celta Vigo, Jonathan Mensah – Columbus Crew

Midfielders:  Iddrisu Baba- Mallorca ,Edmund Addo- Sheriff Tiraspol, Elisha Owusu – KAA Gent ,Mohammed Kudus- Ajax, Daniel Kofi Kyereh- St. Pauli ,Mubarak Wakaso- Shenzhen

Wingers: Joseph Paintsil- Genk ,,Andre Ayew- Al Sadd Augustine Okrah- Bechem United ,Osman Bukari- Nantes ,Abdul Fatawu Issahaku- Sporting CP, Kamaldeen Sulemana- Stade Rennes ,Yaw Yeboah- Columbus Crew, Christopher Antwi-Adjei- Bochum

Strikers: Jordan Ayew- Crystal Palace ,Daniel Afriyie- Hearts of Oak ,Felix Afena Gyan- AS Roma, Kwesi Okyere Wriedt- Holstien Kiel, Antoine Semenyo- Bristol City ,Benjamin Tetteh- Yeni Malatyaspor ,Braydon Manu- SV Darmstadt





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