Kwesi Appiah drops Ayew brothers, Gyan & Wakaso from Ghana squad to face Kenya

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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has officially named a 21-man squad for the crucial game against Kenya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month.

With Inter Milan midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah making a return to the team after four years absence due to a self-imposed retirement, captain Asamoah Gyan and the Ayew brothers were conspicuously missing again.

However, William Owusu has been handed his first senior national team call up, while Nicholas Opoku maintained his place after joining Udinese last month.

The Black Stars team is expected to camp in Ethiopia before the first leg takes place on September 8 in Nairobi.

Goalkeepers:

Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Richard Ofori (Martizburg,South Africa)

Defenders:

Harrison Afful (Columbus, USA) Daniel Opare (Antwerp,Belgium) Kassim Nuhu (1899 Hoffenheim, Germany) John Boye (FC Metz, France) Daniel Amartey ( Leicester City, England) Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England) Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy)

Midfielders:

Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy) Isaac Sackey ( Alanyaspor, Turkey) Ebenezer Ofori (New York City FC, USA) Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England) Edwin Gyasi (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria) Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy) Frank Acheampong (Tianjin Teda, China) Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium)

Forwards:

Raphael Dwamena (Levante UD, Spain) Thomas Partey (Atlético Madrid) Majeed Waris (FC Nantes) William Owusu (Antwerp, Belgium)

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