Yahaya Mohammed surprisingly breaks into Ghana's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad

Coach Kwesi Appiah has announced his charges for the 29th edition of the Nations Cup in South Africa as he seeks to end Ghana's 31-year trophy drought
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has announced a 26-man squad for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Surprisingly six locally-based players and 20 foreign-based ones which includes Amidaus Professionals' in-form attacking midfielder Yahaya Mohammed.

Mohammed scored nine goals in nine Glo Premier League appearances this season.

Olympique Marseille striker Jordan Ayew, defender Samuel Inkoom and AC Milan’s Sulley Muntari did not make the cut as speculated by a section of the media early on.

Appiah will prune the register down to a final 23-man roster for the tournament after the Black Stars’ training camp in the United Arab Emirates.

Below is the full list of the 26-man provisional squad:

Name Club
Adam Kwarasey Stromsgodset
Fatau Dauda AshantiGold
Daniel Adjei Liberty Professionals
Harrison Afful Esperance
Jerry Akaminko Eskisehirspor
John Boye  Rennes
Richard Kissi Boateng Berekum Chelsea
Jonathan Mensah  Evian
Awal Mohammed  Maritzburg
John Paintsil  Hapoel Tel-Aviv
Isaac Vorsah Red Bull Salzburg
Rashid Sumaila  Asante Kotoko
Christian Atsu FC Porto
Albert Adomah  Bristol City
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu  Udinese
Anthony Annan  Osasuna
Kwadwo Asamoah  Juventus
Solomon Asante Berekum  Chelsea
Andre Ayew  Marseille
Derek Boateng  Dnipro
Rabiu Mohammed  Evian
Mubarak Wakaso Espanyol
Asamoah Gyan Al Ain
Richmond Boakye Yiadom Sassuolo
Emmanuel Clottey Esperance
Yahaya Mohammed Amidaus Prof