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AFCON 2017: Grant to submit Ghana’s final squad today

Black Stars coach Avram Grant is expected to present his final squad list of 23 players to the Ghana Football Association for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations later today.

Per the tournament rules, participating countries are to submit their final squad for the tournament 10 days to the start of the competition.

The Israeli who led Ghana to the finals of the competition two years ago in Equatorial Guinea will present his final list of players to the FA to be submitted to CAF before midnight on Wednesday, Ghana FA President Kwasi Nyantakyi has assured.

“The date for submitting the final 23 is 10 days to the start of the tournament so midnight Thursday, that will be when the coach will submit the final squad to the FA which will be forwarded to CAF,” he stated.

Grant and his initial 26-man squad are currently in the United Arab Emirates for an 11-day training camp where they are scheduled to play two preparatory games before moving to Gabon for the AFCON tournament.

Ghana is in Group D of the 2017 Afcon alongside Uganda, Mali and Egypt.

The coach is expected to drop three players from the list below:

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Rosenborg, Norway) Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria), Joseph Larweh Attamah (Ba?ak?ehir, Turkey)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahli, UAE) Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Lorient, France), Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany), Raphael Dwamena (Austria Lustenau, Austria)

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