Ghana Black Stars Team at Afcon 2017 in Gabon Credit: Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (Group E):

  • Uganda Cranes Vs Ghana Black Stars
  • Saturday, 7th October 2017
  • Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4 p.m)
[/media-credit] The Ghana XI that started against Mali at AFCON 2017 finals Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

In preparation for their match against their group E clash of the FIFA World Cup qualification campaign away to Uganda, Ghana Black Stars have set up a training camp in Kenya.

The team set off from Ghana on Sunday with the acclimatization camp set to commence on Monday.

Last week, Ghana Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah named a provisional 26-man minus the Ayew brothers of Jordan and Andre.

The squad is expected to be trimmed mid-week before the team flies to Uganda on Wednesday.

Kayerispor forward Asamoah Gyan leads the cast of experienced players on the side that also has Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid), Daniel Amartey (Leicester), Christian Atsu (New Castle) and Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew).

There are 5 debutants on the team. Kingsley Sarfo of Swedish side Malmo, USA-based Abass Mohammed, Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys), defender Vincent Atinga (Hearts of Oak) and Isaac Twum (Inter Allies).

Germany-based defender Daniel Opare returns to the side for the first time since the 2014 World Cup in Brazil following good showing for Augsburg.

The squad will be trimmed to 23 players shortly before as the team leaves for Uganda.

The match will be played this coming Saturday at Mandela National Stadium.


GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Martizburg,South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)

DEFENDERS: Harrison Afful (Columbus,USA), Daniel Opare (Augsburg, Germany) Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal), Abass Mohammed (Harrisburg City, USA), Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland),  Daniel Amartey (Leicester,England), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew,USA), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia), Vincent Atinga (Hearts of Oak)

MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Kingsley Sarfo (Malmo, Sweden) Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin TEDA, China), Isaac Twum (Inter Allies), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhtan)

FORWARDS: Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), John Antwi (Misr Lel-Makkasa, Egypt), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Crvena Zvezda, Serbia)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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