Black Stars head coach, Otto Addo, Today, November 14, named his final 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
As usual in any final team squad for any tournament, there were inclusions and exclusions that calls for debate with Otto Addo’s final team squad not any different.
According to the GFA President, Kurt Okraku, the discussions on who should have made it to the World Cup must stop now after the announcement of the squad.
But social media users insists the Cremonese winger deserves a chance in the Ghana squad.
I think Ghana Black Stars are not being Fair to Afena Gyan. Man came to represent his country even when no player wanted to come. Ignored Mourinho only for ghana to deny him a dream.
— TWO TERTY (@Aboa_Banku1) November 9, 2022
This boy is the reason Ghana qualified for the World Cup. He was the main striker for the past recent games but not even on bench for the Blackstars.
Thank God for his age.
Afena Gyan wasn’t treated well.
The best of luck to the Blackstars 🇬🇭 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/lh2eGhYZYd
— Lewis.K.Frimpong (@lewis_kwasi) November 14, 2022
Whilst Victor Oshimen was squandering chances in the Ghana 🇬🇭 and Nigeria🇳🇬 game Afena Gyan was upfront creating problems for the Nigerian defense line. U drop the lad from the squad. Hmmm GFA and Otto Addo
— Big Fredo 😎❤️ (@QwameShowboy) November 14, 2022
Mmm this is Ghana for u Afena Gyan pic.twitter.com/x58Cv5KT8U
— Qwophi Bhii (@Qwophibhii2222) November 14, 2022
Jose Mourinho adviced Afena Gyan not to accept this Black star call-up, but to stay and develop himself. Man didn’t listen and look at him now. Ghana is never a country that you should sacrifice for.
— Emmanuel Brobbey (@nana_brobbey9) November 14, 2022
How can U tell me Afriyie Barnie is better than Joseph Painstil & Afena Gyan Felix….Am a fan of Hearts of Oak…..but how can u tell me this Ananse story….Aa we serious at all?
— #Love, Damini🚀🚀🦍🦍🦍 (@KesseKobe) November 14, 2022
You people really mafia Afena-Gyan o. God go punish you people waaa https://t.co/9V7JpX9Vly
— Kojo_Magneto 😋 (@magnetogh) November 14, 2022
— Yaashi (@BabaMintah) November 14, 2022
The only player I truly feel for, is Afena-Gyan!! pic.twitter.com/K7RKML7XNG
— Listowel Mensah (AK-0000317) (@Listo_Mens) November 14, 2022
Fuck GFA😒, you take Afena Gyan play stupid matches and you didn’t call him for World Cup, but you call Afriyie Barnieh. This all be politics @GFA, Otto Addo better bring the cup home. pic.twitter.com/LtOHAfRz5K
— MC_PAGHEZ (@McPaghez) November 14, 2022
Ahh wait oh, where is Afena Gyan ??? pic.twitter.com/xQBtplY4mc
— FINEST 🇬🇭 🇳🇬 (@Depy_divv) November 14, 2022
Someone helped Blackstars to qualify ahead of the World Cup only for him to be taken off the squad to play in the World Cup. Afena Gyan should be more angry about this!!!
— Al varo 👻 (@al_varo_77) November 14, 2022
low key, dem no try give afena gyan oo, at least make he dey bench er🤣🤣🤣
— manboy (@DisTurB____) November 14, 2022
In the local scene, there is a place in the squad for Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Ibrahim Danlad and Hearts of Oak talisman, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh.
Goalkeepers, Joseph Wollacott and Richard Ofori miss out because of injury.
There’s no place in the squad as well for Joseph Paintsil, Majeed Ashimeru, Mubarak Wakaso and Jeffrey Schlupp.
Ghana will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.
Full Squad list below