Some key players who missed out on Ghana’s 2022 World Cup Squad
Ghana coach Otto Addo has named his 26-man squad for the Qatar 2022 World Cup but some names are missing from the final list due to either injury or being dropped.
The Black Stars gaffer announced his list for the tournament on Monday, with the likes Inaki Williams, Thomas Partey, and captain Andre Ayew among the final selection.
There are also debut call-ups for Abdul Salis Samed and Kamal Sowah, with home-based Danlad Ibrahim of Kotoko and Hearts of Oak’s Daniel Afriyie Barnieh also included.
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However, some big names also missed out on the squad for the World Cup due to one reason or another.
While some were dropped from the squad, a few others also had to pull out after suffering last-minute injuries.
Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott was expected to be Ghana’s first-choice in Qatar but was ruled out due to a finger injury a few days before the tournament.
Assistant captain of the side, Richard Ofori also suffered a knee injury at Orlando Pirates and couldn’t recover in time.
Meanwhile, Real Mallorca midfielder Baba Iddrisu who has become a key member of the current set up also missed out after suffering an injury at the weekend.
A surprise name who has been dropped, though, is Joseph Paintsil, who has been in imperious form for Genk in the Belgian top flight.
The 24-year-old winger has been involved in 14 goals this season, scoring six times and contributing eight assists.
Leicester City star Jeffrey Schlupp is also missing from the squad despite being named in the initial 55-man provisional list.
Also, KAS Eupen-based and experienced Mubarak Wakaso and Cremonese teenager Felix Afena-Gyan will not be on the team’s flight to Qatar.
Here are seven big-name players who missed out on Ghana’s 2022 World Cup squad: