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Waja and Gyasi earns Black Stars debut call-up

By Edna A. Quansah, GNA

Accra, Aug. 24, GNA – Black Stars Head coach
Kwesi Appiah has included debutants Gideon Waja and Edwin Gyasi in his 24 – man
squad for Ghana’s upcoming World Cup double header qualifying games against
Congo.

Ghana will host the Red Devils of Congo at the
Baba Yara Stadium on Friday, September 1, before travelling to Brazzaville for
the return encounter on Tuesday, September 5.

Waja of Wafa and Gyasi of Norwegian side
Aalesund would have their first experience with the senior national team as the
team seeks to book a ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Former Ghana U-20 goalkeeper Lawrence Ati and
Turkey-based duo of Joseph Attamah Larweh and Isaac Sackey have also been named
in the squad for the first time.

Captain Asamoah Gyan and his deputy Andre Ayew
have all made the squad for next month’s matches.

The invited players are expected to start
arriving in Accra from Monday August 28 to commence preparations towards the
two matches against their Congolese counterparts.

The players are, GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori
(Martizburg,South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana
FC, Ghana).

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus,USA)
Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal) Jeffery Schlupp (Crystal Palace,
England) John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), 
Daniel Amartey (Leicester,England) Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA),
Nicholas Opoku (Club Africaine, Tunisia), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey).

MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid,
Spain), Andre Ayew (West Ham Utd, England), Kwadwo Poku (Miami FC, USA),
Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Edwin Gyasi (Aalesund FC, Norway),
Gideon Waja (WAFA, Ghana), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Isaac Sackey
(Alanyaspor, Turkey), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Thomas Agyepong (NAC
Breda, Holland)

FORWARDS: Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey),
Jordan Ayew (Swansea, UK), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland)

GNA

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