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Afcon 2023Q: Madagascar name 27 players for Ghana, Angola games

Returnee Madagascar coach, Nicolas Dupuis has named a 27-man squad to kick-start their campaign for a ticket to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

Placed in Group E, the Barea are scheduled to face Ghana and Angola for their first two games in the qualifiers this June.

They first play guests to the Black Stars at Cape Coast Stadium on Wednesday, June 1 before hosting the Palancas Negras of Angola at Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antananarivo four days later.

Coach Dupuis – who led Madagascar to their debut Afcon at Egypt 2019 where they made a quarterfinal finish – is back at the helm of affairs after leaving the job in April last year.

In his first squad, the French technician opted to name a mix of old and young players while a few new faces will also be making their debut with the national team.

There are returns for the likes of Jerôme Mombris, Anicet Abel Andrianantenaina, Thomas Fontaine and Rajo Razafindrabe aka Berajo among others.

Also receiving first-time call-ups include France-born Bayern Munich left-back Rèmy Vita who spent the current season on loan at English Championship side Barnsley and ex-France U20 player Jean Sylvio Ouasserio.

Below is the full Madagascar squad list:



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