World Cup 2022: Ghana announce official 26-man squad
Ghana’s 2022 World Cup squad confirmed: Thomas Partey leads, Lamptey in.
On the 14th of November 2022, Coach Otto Addo announced his squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which includes Dede Ayew, Tariq Lamptey.
Otto Addo has made some surprise selections as he named his 26-man squad for the tournament, where the Black Stars face Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in Group H.
Sowah has performed admirably as the Belgian team advanced to the round of 16 in the Champions League, defeating Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen along the way.
There was also the first call-up for midfielder Salis Abdul Samed, 22, who has been a regular for Racing Lens this season as they have moved to second in the French Ligue 1 standings.
Former Spain international Inaki Williams and England under-21 international Tariq Lamptey, who threw in their lot with Ghana two months ago, were both included but Ghana failed to persuade England international Callum Hudson Odoi to switch his allegiance.
Jojo Wollacott of Charlton Athletic and Richard Ofori, a goalkeeper living in South Africa, were Ghana’s initial two options, but both sustained injuries while playing for their clubs. As a result, Ghana was obliged to name three untested goalkeepers.
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The squad will be captained by Dede Ayew, who was part of the team that reached the quarterfinals in South Africa in 2010 – only the third time an African nation has reached the last eight of a World Cup.
Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St Gallen), Danlad Ibrahim (Asante Kotoko), Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen)
Defenders: Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Abdul-Rahman Baba (Reading), Alexander Djiku (Racing Strasbourg), Tariq Lamptey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Gideon Mensah (AJ Auxerre), Denis Odoi (Club Brugge), Mohammed Salisu (Southampton), Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot)
Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (SC Freiburg), Elisha Owusu (Gent), Thomas Partey (Arsenal), Salis Abdul Samed (Racing Lens)
Forwards: Daniel Afriyie (Hearts of Oak), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade), Issahaku Abdul Fatawu (Sporting Lisbon), Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City), Kamal Sowah (Club Brugge), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Stade Rennes), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao).
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