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Maritzburg United defender Mohammed Awal is included in Ghana's provisional 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad

Posted: 14 December 2012 Time: 10:01

Maritzburg United defender Mohammed Awal has made the cut for Ghana's provisional 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad announced by head coach Kwesi Appiah.

The former Asante Kotoko defender was in fact included in the Black Stars squad last month, but he was not able to arrange a visa in time to travel to Portugal to play against Cape Verde - but he's got a second chance ahead of the tournament.

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Ghana, who are in Group B with DR Congo, Niger and Mali, will trim their squad to 23 after camp in Abu Dhabi next month.

Maritzburg United commercial manager Younus Kadodia says the 24-year-old has been outstanding for the club.

"Mohammed has been a fantastic signing for us, making one of the centre-back berths his own with some sterling performances… It is great that his form has been recognised," he tells

Ghana's provisional squad:

Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold, Ghana), Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals, Ghana)

Defenders: John Paintsil (Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Israel), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Mubarak Wakaso (Espanyol, Spain), Richard Kissi Boateng (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Mohamed Awal (Maritzburg United, South Africa).

Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), Christian Atsu (FC Porto, Portugal), Anthony Annan (Osasuna, Spain), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Emmanuel Clottey (Esperance, Tunisia), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Sassoulo, Italy), Yahaya Mohammed (Amidaus Professionals, Ghana)

Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:10 am
Pirates is not going to win tonight.......
posted: 10:17 am
Hey Wena Phewanya yob,look at your zebra
posted: 10:31 am
khoza must sign this boy
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 10:37 am
The Phefeni Boy posted: 10:10 am | Report

Pirates is not going to win tonight.......
You must be dreaming Orlando Pirates in your sleep.! What has Pirates got to do with Ghana national team article..!!
posted: 10:39 am
Eish I pity you my boy tonight, this is not Ghana, you will be playing against Mzantsi's finest.

Badliw'abantu Since 1937!
Tico MP
posted: 11:16 am
posted: 12:02 pm
I see mcfatty limping off without touching the ball LOL
posted: 10:59 am
I see a proficiency in midfield and deficiency in Forward.That has always been the case with Ghana.
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