Ghana have omitted Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien from their squad for the African Nations Cup.
Essien, who has been recovering from an ankle injury, returned to training this week, raising hopes that he would be able to play some part for Ghana in the tournament.
But he has been left out of Ghana’s 23-man squad from for the finals being held in Egypt from Jan. 20 to Feb. 10.
Goalkeepers: Sammy Adjei (Mohadon Sports Ashdod, Israel), George Owu (AshantiGold), Philemon McCarthy (Feyenoord Academy)
Defenders: Yakubu Abubakari (Vitesse Arnhem), Issah Ahmed, Aziz Ansah (both Asante Kotoko), Francis Dickoh (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Daniel Edusei (Egaleo, Greece), Samuel Osei Kuffour (Roma, Italy), Emmanuel Pappoe (Hapoel Kfar Sava, Israel), John Painstil (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), John Mensah (Cremonese, Italy) , Hans Sarpei (VfL Wolfsburg, Germany)
Midfielders: Stephen Appiah (Fenerbache, Turkey), Baba Adamu (Krylya Sovietov Samara, Russia), Godwin Attram (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Haminu Dramani (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro), Laryea Kingston (Krylya Sovietov Samara, Russia), Hamza Mohammed (Real Tamale United)
Forwards:Louis Agyemang (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Matthew Amoah (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Joetex Frimpong (Enyimba, Nigeria), Prince Tagoe (Hearts of Oak).
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