Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac, in a provisional 30-man squad to begin camping in Doha, Qatar, called up five local-based players.
Hearts of Oak’s Richard Attah retains his spot in the team ahead of Kotoko’s Razak Abalora in the latest squad to for the trip to Doha ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon from January 9, 2022.
U-20 AFCON winner, Philemon Baffour has once again been picked for national team duties despite not playing a game so far in any of the previous call-ups.
His teammate at the U-20 championships in Mauritania, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku is in the team following an impressive start to the season for Dreams FC. In addition, he was part of the team’s setup during the final 2022 World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Great Olympics forward, Maxwell Abbey Quaye, finds his name on the list after an incredible start to the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier League season that has seen him score 6 times for Olympics.
After the announcement of the provisional Black Stars squad on Monday, Abbey Quaye took to Twitter to express his thoughts on being part of the team. He thanked Great Olympics head coach, Annor Walker, and his teammates at the club for their support of his career.
Seeing my name in this provisional list is a big win, all thanks to God, coach Daniel Annor Walker, management of this great team, my team members, the lovely fans and every single person supporting me. At least my hard work is being recognised. We hope for the best 🙏 pic.twitter.com/c7IqY2k2aA
— Maxwell Quaye (@MaxwellQuaye07) December 21, 2021
Real Tamale United’s goal poacher, has also received his first Black Stars call-up.
The final squad for the continental showpiece will be announced on December 30, 2021, with the list expected to be cut down to either 23 or 28.
According to the GFA, the Black Stars will camp in Doha, Qatar for three weeks before flying out to Cameroon where the Black Stars will be based in Yaoundé and Garoua for the group stage games.
Ghana will play three friendly games with one being an announced match against Algeria plus an AFCON bound country after facing a club side in Qatar on December 28, 2021.
Ghana is based in Group C with Morocco, Gabon and Comoros in the 2021 AFCON tournament.