Coffie named in Ghana squad to play Malawi

first_imgItaly-based midfielder Isaac Coffie has been handed his debut call-up to the Black Stars for next month’s matches against Malawi and Liberia.The Chievo enforcer is among the 24 players invited by coach Kwesi Appiah for the two matches.Berekum Chelsea midfielder Solomon Asante, who was left out of June’s World Cup qualifier against Lesotho, returns after fears over his nationality were allayed.“We sought clarification from the Burkina FA and they have confirmed that he only played for them in friendlies,” coach Appiah told Ghanafa.org.“This means he is eligible to play for Ghana as he is Ghanaian by birth.”The coach also named five home-based players including the Berekum Chelsea duo of Ernest Sowah and Emmanuel Clottey. Several players including Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Agyemang- Badu, who missed this month’s friendly against China, return to the squad.The Black Stars will host Malawi in Accra on 8 September in the first-leg of the final qualifier for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.They will travel to Monrovia three days later to play Liberia in an international friendly.SquadGoalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Ernest Sowah(Berekum Chelsea),Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold) Defenders: Daniel Opare(Standard Liege, Belgium),Harrison Afful(Esperance, Tunisia), Razak Nuhu (Stromgodset, Norway), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), John Boye (Rennes, France), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Kotoko)Midfielders: Anthony Annan(Osasuna, Spain),Isaac Coffie (Chievo, Italy), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Christian Atsu (Porto, Portugal), Solomon Asante (Berekum Chelsea), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France)Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Boakye Yiadom (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Clottey (Berekum Chelsea), Abdul Majeed Warris (Hacken, Sweden), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain,UAE)last_img

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