Ghana announces squad for Brazil match

29 players in squad for Ghana
29 players in squad for Ghana

It is not yet clear which 26 players will ultimately be in Otto Addo’s squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Some signs of what it might look like are already on the horizon. However, the list of players nominated for the next matches holds a few surprises.

It has already been revealed in recent weeks that Addo has managed to bring in a number of players with Ghanaian roots but born abroad. These include Bilbao striker Inaki Williams, Karlsruhe defender Stephan Ambrosius and Hamburg forward Ransford-Yeboah Koenigsdorffer.
Among the 29 players nominated for the friendlies against Nicaragua and Brazil are the likes of Daniel Afriyie (Hearts of Oak), Antoine Selorm Semenyo (Bristol City) and Benjamin Tetteh (Hull City), although the latter is currently injured.

Speculations about other players

There is speculation about a few others who could make the jump into the team, for example, Frank Acheampong
(Tianjin Teda), who was great at Anderlecht but may have dropped out of sight due to his move to China. Now he is captain of his team and a regular.
Abdul Samed Salid, who currently plays for RC Lens, has also done magnificently this season. He is an excellent alternative for the midfield.
Kasim Adams has played in Germany for the last few years and is now back in Switzerland. He is a regular starter for FC Basel. Many fans also wonder why Joseph Painstil was not nominated by Addo. He is a consistently good goalscorer at KRC Genk. Mubarak Wakaso of Eupen is also an excellent alternative for the midfield.

Spain wants Nico Wiliams, brother of Inaki

Nico Williams, the brother of Inaki Williams, does not have it easy at the moment. Nico has to decide whether to accept Spain’s invitation to the Nations League or go to the World Cup with Ghana. The winger is the shooting star in La Liga and would be a perfect addition for Ghana. Maybe his brother can convince him!

Max Stargard

By Max Stargard

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