Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey back in Ghana national squad

Adam Kwarasey
Adam Kwarasey plays for MLS side Portland Timbers

USA-based goalkeeper, Adam Kwarasey, is back in Ghana's national squad for their forthcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Mozambique following a self-imposed exile.

28-year-old Kwarasey had been absent from the Black Stars since their participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Ghana coach Avram Grant convinced the shot-stopper - who plays for MLS side Portland Timbers - to return to the national set-up ahead of their matches against the Mambas later this month.

Captain Asamoah Gyan is also in the squad as is Mubarak Wakaso.

But Swansea forward Andre Ayew is not included due to an ankle injury.

Ghana are top of Group H with a maximum six points from their opening two games.

The Black Stars host Mozambique on 24 March in Accra before playing the return leg in Maputo four days later.

Ghana squad:

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey(Portland Timbers, USA), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Amartey, (Leicester City, England), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Baba Rahman (Chelsea, England), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Gyimah Edwin (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Samuel Tetteh (WAFA), Mubarak Wakaso (Las Palmas, Spain), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Alfred Duncan (Sussualo, Italy), Christian Atsu (Malaga, Spain)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (SIPG Shanghai, China), Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Lorient, France) Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA)

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