Otto Addo names Black Stars squad for World Cup; injured Wollacott, Ofori miss out

Black Stars head coach, Otto Addo has named his 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Goalkeepers, Joseph Wollacott and Richard Ofori and midfielder, Iddrisu Baba miss out because of injury. Wollacott picked up a finger injury during the warm-up in Charlton Athletic’s 3-3 draw with Burton Albion in the English League One.

Ofori was also absent in Orlando Pirates’ loss to Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African Carling Cup final. There’s no place in the squad as well for Joseph Paintsil, Majeed Ashimeru, Mubarak Wakaso and Jeffrey Schlupp.

Captain, Andre Ayew will lead the team in his third World Cup alongside his brother Jordan, Thomas Partey and Kudus Mohammed.

There is also a place in the squad for Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Ibrahim Danlad and Hearts of Oak talisman, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh.

Full Squad below:

Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Ibrahim Danlad, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen

Defenders: Denis Odoi, Tariq Lamptey, Alidu Seidu, Daniel Amartey, Joseph Aidoo, Alex Djiku, Mohammed Salisu, Baba Rahman, Gideon Mensah

Midfielders: Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, Elisha Owusu, Salis Samed, Mohammed Kudus, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh,

Forwards: Inaki Williams, Antoine Semenyo, Jordan Ayew, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Fatawu Issahaku, Osman Bukari,Kamal Sowah.

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