Ghana coach Otto Addo says 70 percent of his squad for the September friendlies are Qatar-bound for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
The 47-year-old was answering questions from German tabloid Bild over the chances of Black Stars’ new boy Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer making the final squad.
Addo had convinced the 21-year-old Berlin-born striker, who has already played for Germany’s U-21 team, to switch and represent the country of his father internationally.
But after honouring his first call-up, the Black Stars trainer did not deem it fit to give the youngster some debut minutes against Brazil as he wasn’t even in the 25-man match-day squad for the 3-0 loss.
“Ransford is a very good player with great potential. I can’t say yet if he’ll definitely be at the World Cup,” Otto Addo said to Bild.
He then went on: “70 percent of the (28) players who are here right now will come to Qatar if they stay healthy.
“The remaining 30 will be tight decisions. We’re watching the players closely for the next few games to see who could play for Qatar in October.”
Coach Addo’s comments mean he is just looking out to fill about 8 spots in a possible 26-man final squad for the Mundial.
Ghana, like other qualified countries, have two key deadlines to meet in the announcement of their official World Cup squad list – Friday, October 21 for their 35 to 55-man pre-list (with four goalkeepers), and a final 26-man squad (with three goalkeepers) to be sent to Fifa by Monday, November 14. Fifa will publish the final lists for all 32 teams the following day.