Ghana confirm squad to face Bafana

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Ghana have confirmed a star-studded 32-man squad to face Ethiopia and South Africa in this month's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars held their first training session in Cape Coast, Ghana, on Tuesday evening, with Brentford City's Tariqe Fosu and Slovakia-based Benson Annan both absent from the squad.

The Ghanaian FA has since confirmed Fosu's absence is due to uncertainty over his future at the Premier League club. While Annan's withdrawal is through injury, with Samuel Ashie Quaye and Fatau Mohammed called up as late replacements.

Premier League-based Daniel Amartey and Jordan Ayew have, however, been included in the squad despite the league refusing to release players for international matches in so-called red-listed countries, with both Ethiopia and South Africa on the list.

Ghana's 32-man squad for September's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori, Richard Atta, Manaf Nurudeen, Lawrence Ati-Zi

Defenders: Andy Yiadom, Philemon Baffuor, Baba Abdul Rahman, Gideon Mensah, Daniel Amartey, Ismail Ganiyu, Alexander Djiku, Jonathan Mensah, Samuel Ashie Quaye, Joseph Aidoo, Fatawu Mohammed.

Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso, Baba Iddrisu, Emmanuel Lomotey, Majeed Ashimeru, Fatawu Issahaku, Samuel Owusu, Kamal Deen Suleyman, Jeffery Schlupp, Yaw Yeboah.

Forwards: Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Joel Fameyeh, Daniel Kofi Kyereh, Braydon Manu, Kwame Opoku, Emmanuel Gyasi.

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