Ghana Coach C.K Akonnor to name squad for Sudan double header on Friday

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Black Stars Head Coach C.K Akonnor
Black Stars Head Coach C.K Akonnor

Black Stars Head Coach C.K Akonnor will on Friday October, 30, 2020 name his squad for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan.

The squad announcement will be made via the Association’s official facebook and YouTube channels, ‘Ghana Football Association’, during the live broadcast of GFA News.

Ghana will on Thursday, November 12, 2020 take on the North Africans in the first of a double header tie at the Cape Coast stadium, before travelling to Khartoum, five days later for the reverse fixture.

Coach C.K Akonnor is seeking to continue with the teams flying start to the qualifiers following victories against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in November 2019.

Akonnor will breathe a huge sigh of relief after four key players of the Black Stars recovered from COVID-19, in time for him to name his squad for next month’s AFCON qualifier against Sudan.

Six players from the team tested positive after returning to their clubs following the international break, but after almost 14 days of self-isolation and another round of tests, four players have returned negative.

Crystal Palace star and Ghana forward Jordan Ayew is joined by Vitoria Guiomaraes defender Gideon Mensah and Turkey-based duo Bernard Mensah and Caleb Ekuban as players to have recovered.

Joseph Aidoo is set for a second test on Friday to determine his status and his defense partner Kassim Nuhu Adams will also undergo test to clear him for training in the coming days.

There have been concerns about the safety of the players ahead of the next international break, but the GFA revealed they have been meticulous in their dealings with the foreign-based players.

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However, it is yet to be known which clubs will be eager to allow their players leave for international football following the skyrocketing cases of COVID-19 since the opening of borders.

Ghana recently engaged Mali and Qatar in two friendly games in Antalya, Turkey, losing 3-0 to Mali and beating Qatar 5-1.

 

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