Ghana team squad for Chan qualifiers announced

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Kwesi Appiah has released his first list of his return as coach of the Black Stars

New Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has named a 30-man Black Stars 'B' squad to commence preparations for the 2018 CHAN qualifiers.

The all-home-based team is set to open camp at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram on Monday.

With the exception of Dreams FC's Emmanuel Lomotey, who plays in the second tier, the squad has all its members plying their trade in Ghana's top division. 

Ghana Premier League top scorer Nicholas Gyan has been rewarded for his good showing for Ebusua Dwarfs, alongside Wafa kingpin Gideon Waja, Liberty Professionals talismanic captain Samuel Sarfo and Great Olympics' Paul Fiatsi, whose strike against Asante Kotoko last weekend earned a nomination for the CNN Goal of the Week.

Ghana play Burkina Faso in the second round of the qualifiers in August.

Goalkeepers: Felix Anan (Asante Kotoko), Razak Abalora (Wafa), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)

Defenders: Fatau Mohammed (Hearts of Oak), Eric Owusu (Bechem United), Daniel Darkwah (Aduana Stars), Abdul Bashiru (Bechem United), Ibrahim Moro (Bolga All Stars), Nicholas Opoku (Berekum Chelsea), Awal Mohammed (Asante Kotoko), Malik Ismaila (Tema Youth), Samuel Sarfo (Liberty Professionals), Farouk Adams (Elmina Sharks)

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Midfielders: Gideon Waja (Wafa), Emmanuel Lomotey (Dreams FC), Majeed Ashimeru (Wafa), Isaac Twum (Inter Allies), Winful Cobbinah (Hearts of Oak), Paul Fiatsi (Great Olympics), Emmanuel Gyamfi (Asante Kotoko), Patrick Razak (Hearts of Oak), Joseph Paintsil (Tema Youth), Richmond Lamptey (Wafa), Zakaria Mumuni (Aduana Stars)

Strikers: Nicholas Gyan (Ebusua Dwarfs), Stephen Sarfo (Berekum Chelsea), Derrick Sasraku (Aduana Stars), Richard Arthur (Wa All Stars), Joseph Essou (Ebusua Dwarfs)