Black Stars head coach Charles Akonnor is putting final touches to the squad that will open camp for the imminent World Cup qualifiers. Charles Akonnor is looking at all options available for a formidable squad.
According to reports, Charles Akonnor will give room for some local players in the yet-to-be announced list. The coach is convinced some local players deserve a slot in the squad that will be representing Ghana in the qualifiers. The former Dreams FC, AshantiGold and Asante Kotoko gaffer hopes to add local players who have made an impact in the Ghana Premier League so far.
Unlike what transpired in the previous call-up, local players will not be given the space for justify their inclusion. Few slots will be made available for them.
The report further indicated that two local goalkeepers, two defenders and a midfielder have been pencilled for the task ahead. Those players will be handed the opportunity to compete with the rest of the players. The coach is considering whether to add a striker to the list, since the likes of Jordan Ayew will be ready to play, barring any injury. If firmed up, a striker from the local scene could be addd to the list.
This means goalkeeper Razak Abalora and others have a chance to represent the country.
Defenders such as Ismael Abdul Ganiu, Imoro Ibrahim and competitors have a slot to battle for.
Gladson Awako could ward off competition from other players to grab a call-up.
The squad for the upcoming game will be dominated by foreign based players.
New players from abroad are also in line to receive an invite from Charles Akonnor.
Swansea city forward and Black Stars captain Dede Ayew, striker Jordan Ayew, Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey, Mubarak Wakasu are anticipated to make the list.
The head coach aims to come out with a strong side to meet targets set for the team, that is, qualifying for 2022 FIFA World Cup, get to semi finals and win the African Cup of Nations.