Milovan Rajevac names Joseph Aidoo, Alfred Duncan in first call up

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has named a 32-man provisional squad for next month’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers against Zimbabwe

The new Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac, has named Celta Vigo defender Joseph Aidoo in his provisional squad for Ghana’s doubleheader against Zimbabwe in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.

The Celta Vigo defender returns with Fiorentina midfielder Alfred Duncan and Yeni Malatyaspor forward Benjamin Tetteh.

Joseph Aidoo
Joseph Aidoo

Richard Ofori’s injury means Kotoko’s Ibrahim Danlad gets a chance in the team. In a surprise move, the Serbian trainer has named Swindon Town keeper, Jojo Wollacott in the team.

The midfield pair of Thomas Partey and Kudus Mohammed who missed the games against Ethiopia and South Africa through injury have returned to the team. They will be joined by Mubarak Wakaso and Baba Iddrisu who held the fort in their absence.

Crystal Palace forward, Jordan Ayew and team captain Andre Ayew also make the squad. However, Darmstadt 98 forward, Braydon Manu has been left out.

Rajevac’s first game in charge will be against Zimbabwe on 9 October in Cape Coast, before a date with the same team in Harare three days later.

The full squad


Lawrence Ati-Zigi (FC St. Gallen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak), Ibrahim Danlad, (Asante Kotoko), Jojo Wollacott (Swindon Town)

Defenders:  Philemon Baffour (Dreams FC), Andrew Yiadom (Reading FC), Ismail Ganiyu (Asante Kotoko), Gideon Mensah (Bordeaux), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg).

Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Baba Iddrisu (Real Mallorca), Alfred Duncan (Fiorentina), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens), Mubarak Wakaso, (Shenzhen FC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht), Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (St. Pauli), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Steadfast FC).

Forwards: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd SC), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Rennes), Tarique Fosu-Henry (Brentford FC), Joel Fameyeh (Orenburg), Yaw Yeboah (Wisła Kraków), Samuel Owusu (Al-Fayha FC), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Caleb Ekuban (Genoa), Emmanuel Gyasi (Spezia), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor)

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