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AFCON Qualifiers: Black Stars depart to South Africa for AFCON qualifier [PHOTOS]

Black Stars have left the shores of Ghana to South Africa for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana on Thursday.

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CK Akonnor left with a 26-man squad after the likes of Baba Abdul Rahman, Mohammed Kudus, Osman Bukari, Nicholas Opoku, Emmanuel Lomotey and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt joined the rest of the squad Monday night and took part in Tuesday morning’s training session.

The team, led by Head Coach CK Akonnor bid farewell by a section of fans, including team captain, Andre Ayew, who is set to miss the game, due to Covid-19 quarantine protocols. 8D8516DF 563E 456F BFE8 ED635194FBF1 1024x683 - AFCON Qualifiers: Black Stars depart to South Africa for AFCON qualifier [PHOTOS]AB34D814 5F79 4266 ACA0 AD9746AF1C1C 1024x683 - AFCON Qualifiers: Black Stars depart to South Africa for AFCON qualifier [PHOTOS]58C1FFAD 8EAA 4562 9967 2E82C6AC532F 1024x683 - AFCON Qualifiers: Black Stars depart to South Africa for AFCON qualifier [PHOTOS]D5D0811A 294A 4D50 8F0F 9817FC6819B2 1024x683 - AFCON Qualifiers: Black Stars depart to South Africa for AFCON qualifier [PHOTOS]BDD1D63D F847 44B1 B236 616C72C4DEF7 1024x683 - AFCON Qualifiers: Black Stars depart to South Africa for AFCON qualifier [PHOTOS]

Ghana will play South Africa on Thursday, March 25 in Johannesburg, before hosting Sao Tome and Principe in Accra.

The Black Stars who sits at the top of Group C with 9 points after four games are in search of a win to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Ghana needs just a point from their final two games to seal a place at next year’s competition in Cameroon.

Confirmed Squad:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates – South Africa), Razak Abalora (Asante Kotoko – Ghana), Eric Ofori Antwi (Medeama SC – Ghana), Danlad Ibrahim (Asante Kotoko- Ghana)

Full Backs: Baba Abdul Rahman (PAOK – Greece), Benson Annan (MLK Zilina – Slovakia), Philemon Baffuor (Dreams FC – Ghana), Imoro Ibrahim (Asante Kotoko)

Central Defenders: Nicholas Opoku (Amiens SC – France), Ganiyu Ismael (Asante Kotoko – Ghana), Joseph Adjei (Legon Cities), Yussif Mubarik (Asante Kotoko)

Central Midfield: Kudus Mohammed (Ajax Amsterdam – Holland), Mubarak Wakaso (Jiangsu Suning F.C – China), Afriyie Acquah (Yeni Malatyaspor – Turkey), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens SC – France), Gladson Awako (Great Olympics -Ghana), Justice Blay (Medeama SC – Ghana), Kwame Afriyie Poku (Colchester United – England)

Left Attacking Midfield: Osman Bukari (Gent – Belgium), Joseph Esso (Dreams FC- Ghana)

Attackers: Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Professional- China), Emmanuel Gyasi (Spezia – Italy), Kwame Opoku (Asante Kotoko – Ghana), John Antwi (Pyramids FC – Egypt), Kwasi Okyere Wriedt (Willem II – Holland), Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor – Turkey)

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