Otto Addo, who is the interim head coach of the team submitted his squad to the Black Stars management committee with an official announcement imminent.

However, according to multiple reports in the local media, seven of the players who played at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] in Cameroon have been left out of the squad.

China-based midfielder Mubarak Wakaso who could not kick a ball at the Afcon due to injury has been dropped.

Ghana captain Andre Ayew who is serving a two matches suspension due to a red card he was shown against Comoros at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon will miss the game.

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Former Dreams FC defender, Philimon Baffour who has joined Portugal Secunda Liga side Rio Ave has been shown the exit door.

Real Tamale United FC captain and midfielder David Abagna Sandan also missing from the team.

Yeni Malatyspor striker Benjamin Tetteh has been dropped following his ban by CAF after he was captured on camera for hitting a Gabonese player at the Afcon after Ghana’s 1-1 stalemate against the Panthers.

Other players like Great Olympics forward Maxwell Abbey Quaye and St. Gallen goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi for a poor run of performance.

The Saint Gallen shot-stopper, in particular, has been constantly conceding goals (44) in 23 games in the Swiss Premier League

According to reports, In-form Aduana Stars striker Bright Agyei and Bechem United forward Augustine Okrah as well as Asante Kotoko midfielder Mudasiru Salifu are been monitored for a call-up.

Ghana will play Nigeria on March 25 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium before they travel to Abuja for the return fixture four days after the first leg for a place in the next FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.

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The Black Stars have missed out in the last edition of the Mundial in Russia in 2018 are aiming to return to the global showpiece for the fourth time in their history.

Ghana has played in 2006, 2010, and 2014 in Germany, South Africa, and Brazil respectively.


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