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Ghana World Cup 2022 squad: Who’s in and who’s out?

Who has Ghana boss Otto Addo picked for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?

Ghana will want to make the most of the 2022 World Cup after missing out on the 2018 edition.

New boss Otto Addo took charge during the country’s final push for qualification and got the team over the line as they held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in the final round to clinch their ticket for Qatar based on away goals.

A quarter-final appearance in 2010 remains Ghana’s best finish at a World Cup, with the Black Stars losing to Uruguay that year in dramatic fashion following a penalty shoot-out.

They meet Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea in Group G this time around and will feel they have a realistic shot at a spot in the knockout stages.

Which 26 players would you pick from the candidates below to be included in the final 26-man squad set to play in Qatar?

GOALKEEPERS

Joe Wollacott who was expected to be the first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup is out of the squad due to injury.

Name Club
Manaf Nurudeen Eupen
Ibrahim Danland Asate Kotoko
Lawrence Ati-Zigi St. Gallen

DEFENDERS

Mohammed Salisu, Alexander Djiku and Daniel Amartey will hope to be part of Ghana’s defence at the World Cup and have strong claims to a ticket to Qatar.

Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey could also make a shout to be included following confirmation that he will play for Ghana at an international level, with Abdul Rahman Baba another name that will be hig on Addo’s list.

 

Name Club
Tariq Lamptey Brighton
Denis Odoi Club Brugge
Mohammed Salisu Southampton
Gideon Mensah Bordeaux
Joseph Aidoo Celta Vigo
Baba Rahman Reading
Daniel Amartey Leicester City
Alexander Djiku Strasbourg
Alidu Seidu Clermont

MIDFIELDERS

Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey and Mohammed Kudus are the must-haves in midfield for Addo.

Name Club
Thomas Partey Arsenal
Elisha Owusu Gent
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh Freiburg
Andre Ayew Al Sadd
Mohammed Kudus Ajax
Salis Abdul Samed Lens

ATTACKERS

Jordan Ayew is a straight pick for the World Cup squad but he will also expect Sporting wonderkid Abdul Issahaku to join the attack.

 

Inaki Williams is another straightforward pick for Ghana after he made himself available to play for Ghana earlier this year.

Name Club
Abdul Issahaku Sporting
Jordan Ayew Crystal Palace
Osman Bukari Red Star Belgrade
Inaki Williams Athletic Bilbao
Kamaldeen Sulemana Rennes
Antoine Semenyo Bristol City
Daniel Afriyie Hearts of Oak
Kamal Sowah Club Brugge

STRONGEST XI

Ati-Zigi could have the protection of a four-man defence featuring LampteyDjikuAmartey and Rahman Baba.

Thomas Partey will likely shield the defence, with Andre Ayew and Kudus in more attacking roles through the middle, whereas Jordan Ayew and Sulemana feature out wide, with Williams up top.

Ghana XI (4-1-4-1): Ati-Zigi; Lamptey, Djiku, Amartey, Rahman Baba; Partey; Sulemana, A. Ayew, Kudus, J. Ayew; Williams

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