Kevin-Prince Boateng in Ghana squad to face Egypt

Kevin-Prince Boateng

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named Kevin-Prince Boateng in a 24-man squad to face Egypt in this month's World Cup qualifying play-off second leg.

The Black Stars meet the Pharaohs in Cairo on 19 November at the Air Defence Stadium, and take a massive 6-1 lead into the game after October's first leg in Kumasi.

Schalke midfielder Boateng missed that first match because of a knee injury.

Also included in the squad are Dominic Adiyiah and goalkeeper Daniel Agyei.

Veteran goalkeeper Richard Kingson, defender Baba Abdul Rahman, striker Mahatma Otoo and Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong have been dropped from the first leg squad.

The aggregate winner will qualify for next year's final in Brazil and Ghana are heavy favourites to book their place.

However, Ghana are unhappy that Fifa have rejected two appeals for the game to be switched from Cairo because of safety fears.

Fifa ruled that Egypt has given security guarantees for the game, which will be the first international match held in the capital for more than two years.

The Ghana sports minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has written to Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke, requesting a meeting and assurances over the security plans.

Political and social unrest has led to disturbances in Egypt since the overthrow of President Morsi, while football in the country has been deeply affected since the Port Said riot in 2012 that led to the deaths of more than 70 fans.

Ghana squad:

Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Adam Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Daniel Agyei (Free State Stars, South Africa)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), David Addy (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Mohammed Awal (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Edwin Gyimah (SuperSport United, South Africa)

Midfielders: Michael Essien (Chelsea, England), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Christian Atsu (Vitesse Arnhem, Holland), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France)

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany) Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Dominic Adiyiah (Arsenal Kiev, Ukraine).

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