Turkey-based striker Dominic Adiyiah has been dropped from Ghana’s final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, according to MTNFootball.com.
The Karsiyaka player has been placed on a three-man stand-by list to be unveiled by the Serbian coach when the squad is released on Thursday.
Experienced goalkeeper Richard Kingson was also dropped from the final squad to be officially unveiled during Thursday’s press conference. South Korea-based striker Derek Asamoah was a surprise inclusion in the Black Stars final 23-man for next month’s tournament.
Just two home-based players made the final squad list. Goalkeepers Daniel Agyei and Ernest Sowah will make the trip to the tournament.
Stromgodset duo of Mohammed Abu and goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey will make their maiden appearance in Africa’s flagship tournament.
All the key players in the Black Stars will make the trip to the Nations Cup apart from Kingson who has fallen out of favour with coach Goran Stevanovic. According to MTNFootball.com’s insiders, John Mensah, Jonathan Mensah, Lee Addy, Isaac Vorsah, Daniel Opare and Samuel Inkoom made the cut.
Other key players are Derek Boateng, Agyemang Badu, Andre Ayew, Sulley Muntari, Kwadwo Asamoah, Asamoah Gyan and Prince Tagoe. Ghana will be seeking to win their fifth continental title and Serbian coach Goran Stevanovic presented his final squad to the Ghana FA over the weekend.
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