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In-form Joseph Painstil dropped from Ghana squad for friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua

Red-hot Ghana winger Joseph Painstil has been dropped from the Black Stars squad for the international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua.

The KRC Genk star has been in rich form since the start of the new season, netting three goals and providing two assist in six games.

However, he could not make the 29-man squad of coach Otto Addo for the international friendlies later this month.

The Black Stars will face five-time World champions Brazil on September 23, 2022 at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France in the first test game.

Ghana face Nicaragua four days later in the second friendly in Lorca in Spain on September 27, 2022.

Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu has named by Addo for the first time for the two matches and could be making his debut in the White shirt.

Brighton and former England U21 player Tariq Lamptey has chance to make his Ghana debut since switching allegiance and has been included in Addo’s 29-man list.

Former Spain youth player Inaki Williams who has recently switched his international allegiance to represent the West African country has also been listed.

Germany-born duo Stephan Kofi Ambrosius and Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer are also listed in the Black Stars squad to face Brazil and Nicaragua.

Arsenal star Thomas Partey is making a return to the team having missed the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Madagascar and Central African Republic in June through injury.

Hearts of Oak attacker Daniel Afriyie Barnieh who has been in blistering form for the Black Galaxies in CHAN qualifications is the only home based player named.

The Full List:

GOALKEEPERS

Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates) Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen) Joseph Wollacott (Charlton Athletic)

DEFENDERS:

Denis Odoi (Club Brugge) Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion) Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot) Abdul Rahman Baba (Reading FC) Gideon Mensah (AJ Auxerre) Alexander Djiku (Racing Strasbourg) Mohammed Salisu (Southampton FC) Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo) Stephan Kofi Ambrosius (Karlsruher SC)

MIDFIELDERS:

Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC) Iddrisu Baba Mohammed (Real Mallorca) Elisha Owusu (KAA Gent) Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (SC Freiburg) Mohammed Kudus (AFC Ajax) Andre Ayew (Al Sadd FC)

WINGERS:

Kamaldeen Sulemana (Stade Rennes) Daniel Afriyie Barnieh (Hearts of Oak) Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon) Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade) Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer (Hamburger SV) Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) Antoine Selorm Semenyo (Bristol City)

STRIKERS:

Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao) Felix Afena-Gyan (US Cremonese) Benjamin Tetteh (Hull City)

Credit: Ghanasoccernet 

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