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2022 WCQ: Ghana’s attacking players and their numbers ahead of Nigeria playoffs

The Black Stars of Ghana have a first-leg Fifa World Cup qualification playoff game against Nigeria on Friday evening.

Head coach Otto Addo’s squad has 4 debutants and 8 returnees for the crucial qualifiers for the senior national team.

Captain Andre Ayew is absent from the squad due to the red card he received against Comoros at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

AS Roma youngster Felix Afena Gyan and Holstein Kiel’s Kwesi Okyere Wriedt join the experienced Jordan Ayew as Ghana’s strikers.

Red-hot Daniel-Kofi Kyereh is in the squad as well as Mohammed Kudus for the attacking midfield roles in the team.

These are the statistics for Ghana’s strikers and attacking midfield players ahead of the Nigeria clash.


  • Felix Afena-Gyan: 14 games in Serie A, 4 starts
    2 goals, 0 assists
  • Jordan Ayew: 27 games in English competitions, 20 starts
    1 goal, 3 assists
  • Kwasi Okyere Wriedt: 26 games, 18 starts
    5 goals, 2 assists
    (Willem II Tilburg and Holstein Kiel)

Attacking midfielders and wingers

  • Daniel-Kofi Kyereh: 27 games, 26 starts
    11 goals, 10 assists
  • Christopher Antwi-Adjei: 26 games, 12 starts
    1 goal, 3 assists
  • Joseph Painstil: 24 games, 13 starts
    3 goals, 0 assists
  • Osman Bukari: 17 games, 9 starts
    1 goal, 3 assists
  • Yaw Yeboah: 4 games, 4 starts
    0 goals, 1 assist
  • Mohammed Kudus – 15 games, 6 starts
    5 goals, 0 assists
    (Ajax and Jong Ajax)

The match will be played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium and kickoff is at 19:30 GMT.


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