Appiah names final Ghana squad

Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah has dropped five players for his final 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and revealed who will captain the side in Egypt.

In the build up to the continental showpiece, the Ghana national team was shocked by the news of Asamoah annoucing his retirement over a row with Appiah and forward Andre Ayew.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the players who missed out on the final Ghana squad

Gyan was allegedly disappointed by the idea of being stripped of the national team captaincy and was not keen on the idea of playing for the Black Stars again.

However, days later he was convinced by the nations President to perform a sensational retirement u-turn that has now seen him in the final squad for his eighth AFCON.

Ayew has been confirmed as the new captain, while the Absa Premiership will have another representitive in the form of Martizburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori.

The Black Stars will face off against Bafana Bafana on June 15 in Dubai for a final warm-up game before the team jets off to North Africa on June 20.

Ghana squad in full as confirmed by the GFA:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Lawrence Ati- Zigi (Sochaux, Montbeliard, France), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana).
Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Abdul Baba Rahman (Reims, France), Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe A.S, Turkey),  Kassim Nuhu, (Hoffeinham, Germany,) John Boye ( Metz France), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA), Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belguim), Joseph Attamah (Basaksehir, Turkey)
Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionle, Italy), Afriyie Acquah  (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew ( Fenerbache, Turkey),  Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland)
Attackers: Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Caleb Ekuban  (Trabzonspor, Turkey and Kwabena  Owusu (Leganes, Spain).