Ghana announce 25-man squad for 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

The west African nation has named a 25-man squad that will eventually be pruned to 23 after their preparations in South Africa
Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic has released his 25-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

New Edubiase striker Emmanuel Baffour was one of three local players who made the cut after topping the goal scoring chart in the Ghana top flight this season. The other two from the Ghana Premier League are goalkeepers Daniel Adjei and Ernest Sowah.

The squad will be heading to South Africa on January 7 for a training camp. Once it is complete, a final 23 will be announced ahead of the 28th edition of the continental flagship tourney. The Black Stars will stay in South Africa until January 19 before travelling for their Nations Cup campaign.

During that period the Black Stars will play top South Africa side Kaiser Chiefs and the Bafana Bafana. Ghana are in group D alongside Botswana, Guinea and Mali.

Name Club
Adam Kwarasey Stromsgodset
Daniel Adjei Liberty Professionals
Ernest Sowah Berekum Chelsea
Samuel Inkoom Dnipro
John Paintsil
Leicester City
Daniel Opare
Standard Liege
Masawudu Alhassan Genoa
Lee Addy Red Star Belgrade
John Boye Stade Rennais
John Mensah Lyon
Jonathan Mensah Evian
Isaac Vorsah
Charles Takyi
St. Pauli
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu Udinese
Derek Boateng Dnipro
Anthony Annan Vitesse
Mohammed Abu Stromsgodset
Kwadwo Asamoah Udinese
Sulley Muntari Inter Milan
Andre Ayew
Emmanuel Baffour New Edubiase
Prince Tagoe Bursaspor
Derek Asamoah Pohang Steelers
Asamoah Gyan Al Ain
Jordan Ayew Marseille