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There are rumors that Otto Addo has begun to inform dropped Black Stars players from the final squad


There are rumors that Otto Addo has begun to inform dropped Black Stars players from the final squad

Ghana head coach Otto Addo has begun the process of naming his final squad list for the World Cup, Qatar 2022 which kicks off later this month.

Addo is expected to release a 26-man squad for the Mundial as he drops the other 29 players from the preliminary list which was announced last week Friday.

The deadline for the submission of final squads to FIFA is November 14, 2022, but the Black Stars gaffer has started informing the omission by phoning.

GHANAsoccernet has already confirmed the omissions of Anderlecht midfielders Majeed Ashimeru and Felix Afena-Gyan.

Other players who are said to have been dropped for going to Qatar for the Mundial are in-form Joseph Paintsil and US-based player Yaw Yeboah.

Genk forward, Joseph Paintsil, has missed out on the Black Stars’ final 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup ahead of Otto Addo’s announcement.

The 24-year-old made the provisional list which was released on Friday, November 2, but looks certain to be dropped from the final squad.

Painstil has had a good start to the 2022/23 season, scoring six league goals and providing five assists in 13 games.

The pacy winger was hoping to make the Black Stars team for the Mundial but has his hopes now dashed after being left out of the squad.

The decision is said to have been communicated to the player by Addo, who is expected to name his list later this week.

The Genk forward was part of Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations squad in Cameroon earlier this year while he was also called up for the World Cup playoff game against Nigeria in March.

The Ghana Football Association is expected to publish the final squad for the World Cup tournament this week according to multiple reports.

Karlsruher SC defender Stephan Kofi Ambrosius has been ruled out of the tournament due to an injury is carrying.

Ghana faces Portugal in their first Group H match on November 24 at the 974 Stadium before taking on South Korea and Uruguay in the subsequent matches.


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