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England Based Ghanaian Players Set For Automatic Entry To Black Stars Final AFCON Squad

It is said that the six (6) England based Ghanaian players captured in Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac’s provisional squad, are all said to enjoy an automatic entry into the team’s final African Cup of Nations squad (AFCON).

Milovan Rajevac earlier this month released a 30 man shortlist to serve as a provisional squad list for the African Cup on Nations to be played in Cameroon next month. He is however expected to trim his squad to a 28 man squad and according to Ghanajoint sources, Ghanaian players in the provisional squad but play in England will not suffer from the trimming of the squad.

Arsenal ace Thomas Partey, Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew and the likes of Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey, Reading FC defender Andy Yiadom, Reading FC defender Baba Rahman, and Swindon Town Goalkeeper Joseph Wollacott will be on plane to Cameroon for the tournament.

Here is a full list of the 30-man provisional squad.

GOALKEEPERS: Joseph Wolacott (Swindon Town), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak), Lawrence Ati Zigi (St. Gallen)

DEFENDERS: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffuor (Dreams FC), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg FC), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Khalid Abdul Mumin (Vitoria de Guimaraes)

MIDFIELDERS: Baba Iddrissu (Real Mallorca), Edmund Addo (Sherif Tiraspol), Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen FC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (St. Pauli), David Abagna (Real Tamale United), Salis Abdul Samed (Clermont Foot)

WINGERS: Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Samuel Owusu (Al-Fayha), Kamal Deen Suleymana (Rennes FC), Dede Ayew (Al Sadd SC), Joseph Paintsil (Genk)

STRIKERS: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Maxwell Abbey Quaye (Great Olympics), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Benjamin Tetteh (Malatyaspor)

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