Coach CK Akonnor flanked by members of Black Stars management team

Black Stars Coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor yesterday named his first Ghana squad, handing debut call-ups to five players for the double-header against Sudan this month.

Of the five debutants, three are local players – Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak), Kwadwo Amoako (Ashanti Gold) and Habib Mohammed (Asante Kotoko).

The other two are strikers Eugene Ansah who plays for Hapoel Ra’anana in Israel and former England youth international Tariqe Fosu-Henry who plays for Championship side Brentford.

Yahaya Mohamed has been included in the squad following his impressive scoring form in the Ghana Premier League.

The squad is for the double-header 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.

The Black Stars will host Sudan at Cape Coast Stadium on March 27 before the reverse fixture in Omdurman within three days.

The full squad is given below:


Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United – South Africa)

Razak Abalora (Azam – Tanzania)

Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak – Ghana)


Kwadwo Amoako (Ashgold – Ghana)

Andy Yiadom (Reading – England)

Gideon Mensah (Zulte Waregem – Belgium)

Nicholas Opoku (Amiens – France)

Kasim Nuhu (Fortuna Düsseldorf  – Germany)

Joseph Aidoo (Celta de Vigo – Spain)


Mubarak Wakaso (Jiangsu Suning – China)

Alfred Duncan (Fiorentina – Italy)

Baba Iddrisu (RCD Mallorca – Spain)

Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid – Spain)

Kudus Mohammed (FC Nordsjaelland – Denmark)


Christopher Antwi (Paderborn – Germany)

Tariq Fosu (Brentford FC – England)

Andre Ayew (Swansea City – England)

Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha FC – Saudi Arabia)

Eugene Ansah (Hapoel Ra’anana – Israel)

Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade – Serbia)

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace – England)

Yahaya Mohammed (Aduana Stars – Ghana