Ghana’s quest for a fifth TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations title is taking shape as Coach Chris Hughton has finalized a 27-player squad for the upcoming tournament in Côte d’Ivoire 2023. The Black Stars, placed in Group B, will face stiff competition against teams like Egypt, Cape Verde, and Mozambique.
The squad, a blend of experienced and fresh talent, is set to represent Ghana in one of Africa’s most prestigious football tournaments. The selection includes three goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi, Richard Ofori, and Jojo Wollacott, each bringing their unique skills to the team’s defensive backbone.
In defense, Ghana boasts a strong line-up with players like Alidu Seidu, Dennis Odoi, Kingsley Schindler, Gideon Mensah, Issahaku Fatawu, Daniel Amartey, Nicholas Opoku, Alexander Djiku, and Mohammed Salisu. These players are expected to form a formidable wall, essential in withstanding the pressures of high-stakes matches.
The midfield is equally stacked with talent, featuring Samed Salis, Baba Iddrisu, Majeed Ashimeru, Elisha Owusu, Richmond Lamptey, Mohammed Kudus, Andre Ayew, Ransford Konigsdorffer, Osman Bukari, Joseph Paintsil, and Jordan Ayew. This group combines both defensive and attacking capabilities, crucial for controlling the game’s pace and creating scoring opportunities.
Leading the charge in the attack are Inaki Williams, Antoine Semenyo, and Jonathan Sowah. Their agility and goal-scoring prowess will be pivotal for Ghana as they navigate through the group stages and beyond.
The team, under the guidance of Coach Hughton, aims to capitalize on a mix of experience and youthful energy. With seasoned players like Andre Ayew and promising talents like Mohammed Kudus, the squad is a testament to Ghana’s rich footballing heritage and its commitment to nurturing new talents.
As Ghana prepares for the tournament, expectations are high. The Black Stars have a history of impressive performances in the Africa Cup of Nations, and adding a fifth title to their collection is a goal within reach. With a carefully selected squad and strategic planning, Ghana is poised to make a significant impact in Côte d’Ivoire 2023.
All eyes are on the Black Stars as they finalize preparations for the tournament. The final list of 27 players, to be submitted by January 3, will mark the beginning of a new chapter in Ghana’s football history. With their sights set on the title, Ghana’s journey in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations is eagerly anticipated by fans and football enthusiasts alike.