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Black Stars begin new life as new Ghana FA seeks to redeem image


Head coach of Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah has invited 23 players to camp as the new leadership of Ghana Football Association (GFA) embark on measures to redeem the image of soccer in Ghana.

Seven of the 23 players invited are debutantes who are hoping to capitalise on the winds of change blowing in Ghana football.

After months of inactivity, the Black Stars get busy again as the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers commence on the continent.

The new leadership of Ghana football are also hoping to win back the love of Ghanaians after a turbulent year. The federation has announced plans to launch a passion-igniting campaign for the Black Stars' African Cup qualifying campaign.

The campaign, hash-tagged #BringBackTheLove is aimed at igniting passion and galvanising support for the Black Stars as they seek to redeem themselves after their disappointing AFCON 2019 campaign in Egypt.

According to the federation, players, coaches and executives will take centre stage in the #BringBackTheLove campaign, and the GFA will partner the media to drive the campaign.

Ghana will host Bafana Bafana of South Africa at home on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Cape Coast Stadium, before playing away to São Tomé and Príncipe on Monday November 18.

Coach Appiah has handed call ups to a number of players including former Hearts of Oak forward Torric Jibril, Spain based duo Iddrisu Baba and Mohammed Salisu, as well as German based Christopher Antwi Adjei.

Captain Andre Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso, Jordan Ayew, Richard Ofori, Felix Annan and Andy Yiadom, who were all in the Black Stars squad that featured in the last AFCON tournament in Egypt, have all been named in the squad with Harrison Afful also making a return to the squad.

The Black Stars are expected to begin training in Cape Coast from Monday, November 1, 2019.

FULL SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Razak Abalora (Azam FC, Tanzania)

Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Lumor Agbenyenu (Real Mallorca, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy), Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid, Spain)

Midfielders: Patrick Twumasi (Gaziantep, Turkey), Samuel Owusu (Al Fahya, Saudi Arabia), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Iddrisu Baba (Real Mallorca, Spain), Christopher Antwi-Adjei (SC Paderborn, Germany)

Forwards: Andre Ayew (Swansea, England), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Torric Jibril (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Shafiu Mumuni (Ashantigold)
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