The Black Stars, Ghana’s national football team represents Ghana in men’s international football and It is controlled by the Ghana Football Association. The team has qualified three times for the FIFA World Cup, 2006, 2010, and 2014.
In 2006 they were the only African side to advance to the Second Round of 2006 FIFA World Cup and were the sixth nation in a row from Africa to progress beyond the group stages of the World Cup. Ghana had the youngest team in the FIFA World Cup 2006 with an average age of 23 years and 352 days and was praised for their improving performance. FIFA ranked Ghana 13th out of the 32 countries that competed in the tournament.
In the 2010 World Cup, Ghana progressed beyond the group stages and reached the quarter-finals where they were eliminated by Uruguay. Ghana was defeated by Uruguay on penalties after Luis Suárez controversially handballed on the goal line deep into extra time, denying Ghana an almost certain winning goal. Had Ghana won their quarter-final, they would have become the first African nation to progress to the semi-finals of the world cup. Of the 32 countries that participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, FIFA ranked Ghana 7th.
In the 2014 World Cup, Ghana was eliminated during the group stages.
Below is the complete list of all 28 Ghana players selected for the AFCON 2021.
List of Ghana Squad for AFCON 2021
|Name||Jersey Name||Position||Current Club (Country)|
|NURUDEEN ABDUL MANAF||Manef||GK||EUPEN(Belgium)|
|ANDREW KYERE-YIADOM||Kyere-yiadom||DF||READING(United Kingdom)|
|PHILOMON BAFFOUR||BAFFOUR||DF||DREAMS FC (Ghana)|
|JONATHAN MENSAH||Mensah||DF||COLUMBUS CREW SC (USA)|
|THOMAS TEYE PARTEY||Partey||MF||ARSENAL (United Kingdom)|
|EDMUND ADDO||Addo||MF||SHERIFF TIRASPOL (Moldova)|
|ABDUL FATAWU ISSAHAKU||ISSAHAKU||FW||Dreams FC (Ghana)|
|DANIEL-KOFI KYEREH||KYEREH||MF||ST. PAULI (Germany)|
|JORDAN PIERRE AYEW||J. Ayew||FW||Crystal Palace (England)|
|ANDRE MORGAN RAMI AYEW||A. Ayew||FW||Al Sadd (Qatar)|
|WAKASO MUBARAK||Wakaso||MF||SHENZHEN (China)|
|LAWRENCE ATI ZIGI||LAWRENCE ATI||GK||ST. GALLEN (Switzerland)|
|RICHMOND BOAKYE YIADOM||Boakye||FW||Beitar Jerusalem (Israel)|
|GIDEON MENSAH||MENSAH||DF||Bordeaux (France)|
|PAINTSIL JOSEPH||PAINTSIL||FW||Genk (France)|
|JOSEPH LUKE WOLLACOT||WOLLACOT||GK||SWINDON TOWN (United Kingdom)|
|ABDUL RAHMAN BABA||Rahman||DF||Reading (England)|
|DANIEL AMARTEY||Amartey||DF||Leicester City (England)|
|SAMUEL KWAME OWUSU||Owusu||FW||Al Fayha club (Saudi Arabia)|
|MOHAMED KUDUS||KUDUS||MF||AJAX (Netherlands)|
|IDDRISU BABA MOHAMMED||Baba||MF||MALLORCA (Spain)|
|KAMAL DEEN SULEMANA||Sulemana||FW||Rennes (France)|
|ALAXANDER KWABENA BAIDOOH DJIKU||Djiku||DF||Strasbourg (France)|
|RICHARD ATTAH||Attah||GK||Accra Hearts of Oak SC (Ghana)|
|BENJAMIN TETTEH||Tetteh||FW||Malatyaspor (Turkey)|
|ABDUL MUMIN SULEMAN||SULEMAN||DF||Vitoria de Guimaraes (Spain)|
|MAXWELL NII ABBEY QUAYE||Quaye||FW||ACCRA GREAT OLYMPICS (Ghana)|
|DAVID SANDAN ABAGNA||105RXVC||MF||REAL TAMALE UNITED(Ghana)|