Asamoah Gyan makes Ghana squad for Nations Cup

Asamoah Gyan
Asamoah Gyan is still recovering from a hamstring injury

Injured striker Asamoah Gyan has been named in Ghana's final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Gyan, who is on loan at UAE side Al-Ain from Sunderland, has been hampered by a hamstring injury and was a doubt for the tournament, which starts in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea on 21 January.

But coach Goran Stevanovic has included the 26-year-old in the party after he made "good progress" in his recovery.

The Black Stars squad are in South Africa preparing for the tournament.

Strikers Derek Asamoah and Emmanuel Baffour are the players to drop out of the squad from the original 25-man preliminary party.

They are due to play their hosts, plus clubs sides Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars before heading to Gabon.

Ghana, who are one of the favourites to take the title on 12 February, are in Group D of the tournament, based in Franceville.

They open their campaign against Botswana before taking on Mali and Guinea.

Goalkeepers:

Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals, Ghana), Ernest Sowah (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana)

Defenders:

Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), John Paintsil (Leicester City, England), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Masawudu Alhassan (Genoa, Italy), Lee Addy (Dalian Aerbim, China), John Boye (Rennes, France), John Mensah (Lyon, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany)

Midfielders:

Charles Takyi (St Pauli, Germany), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese ,Italy), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Anthony Annan (Vitesse Arnhem, Netherlands), Mohammed Abu (Stromsgodset, Norway), Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy), Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan, Italy), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France)

Strikers:

Prince Tagoe (Bursaspor, Turkey), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France)

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