Locally based goalkeeper Felix Annan has been named as the third safest pair of hands in Ghana’s squad to face Sierra Leone this month in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers as captain Asamoah Gyan returns to the team.
The Asante Kotoko shot-stopper has been listed in a 23-man squad alongside Maritzburg United No.1 Richard Ofori and Sochaux’s Lawrence Ati-Zigi.
Meanwhile, Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has handed a call-up to captain Asamoah Gyan to beef up his attack for the double-header against Sierra Leone after several injuries and tactical reasons.
Alaves star Mubarak Wakaso, Turkey-based Bernard Mensah, Hibernian winger Thomas Agyepong, Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom as well as Columbus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah all return for the match.
The experienced Kayserispor man will join 22 other players to prepare for the first leg in Kumasi on 11 October hoping the stars will improve upon their last game against the Harambee Stars of Kenya.
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Lawrence Ati Zigi (Sochaux, France), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko)
Defenders : Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Reading FC, England), Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA), John Boye (FC Metz, France), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy)
Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Bernard Mensah (Kayserispor, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium)
Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France), Emmanuel Boateng (Levante, Spain), Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia)