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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has been dropped from the Black Stars final squad for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Kampala because on injury concerns.
Holland-based talented midfielder Thomas Agyepong was also left out of the travelling party for similar reasons as the Black Stars opened their training camp in Kenya on Monday.
According to a statement from the Ghana FA, Gyan and Agyepong were unable to recover in time for the match to be played in Kampala on Saturday.
Coach Kwesi Appiah has pruned down the Black Stars squad to 24 players ahead of the start of training to be held in Nairobi.
However, defenders Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah will undergo further tests in the United States on Monday to determine the extent of injuries they suffered while playing for their club over the weekend.
Appiah’s final 24-man squad includes debutants Kingsley Sarfo of Swedish side Malmo, USA-based Abass Mohammed, Kasim Nuhu of Swiss club Young Boys, Hearts of Oak defender Vincent Atinga and Inter Allies ace Isaac Twum.
GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Martizburg United, South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)
DEFENDERS: Harrison Afful (Columbus, USA), Daniel Opare (Augsburg, Germany) Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal), Abass Mohammed (Harrisburg City, USA), Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Daniel Amartey (Leicester,England), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew,USA), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia), Vincent Atinga (Hearts of Oak)
MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Kingsley Sarfo (Malmo, Sweden), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin TEDA, China), Isaac Twum (Inter Allies), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhstan)
FORWARDS: Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), John Antwi (Misr Lel-Makkasa, Egypt), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Crvena Zvezda, Serbia)