Why Ghana WC playoff squad not revealed

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A Ghana Football Association (GFA) official has explained why the national team squad has not yet been announced although less than 10 days remain before they take on Nigeria in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying playoffs.

With the first-leg of the World Cup qualifying playoffs set to take place on 25 March, only the Super Eagles have announced their sqaud ahead of their crucial fixture with the fellow West Africans.

The Super Eagles revealed their squad on 4 March, however, their opponents have refused to publicly disclose their squad as it is a "surprise strategy", per Ghanasoccernet.com.

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"The reason why the squad has not been released is a technical decision backed by management,” GFA member Dr. Tony Aubyn said on Starr FM.

We recently formed the technical team and the management team and I’m sure they have a reason why and they have their own timelines. It is for a good reason.

"I can not explain even though I’m in the EXCO.

"We have given them the responsibility to the technical team. I believe that the squad will be announced soon and I can’t tell how soon because I don’t know the timeline."

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Ghanasoccernet.com claims that the squad list is ready and the selected players are expected to arrive this weekend to start preparations for the games.

The publication also reported that with Andre Ayew suspended from the match, Arsenal star Thomas Partey will be the captain during the playoff and he will be deputised by Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Richard Ofori.

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