After missing the last edition, Ghana is making its return to the 2022 World Cup. With what ambitions? Squad, schedule and form, here’s everything you need to know about the Black Stars.
Ghana squad for the 2022 World Cup
We find in the list of Ghana, two headliners: Gunner Thomas Partey and Mohammed Kudus, very prominent with Ajax Amsterdam. Also included in the group are two known bi-nationals who said yes once the qualification was acquired: Tariq Lamptey and especially the former Spanish international Iñaki Williams. Finally, there are many current Ligue 1 players or players who have passed through it: among others, the brothers André and Jordan Ayew, the Lensois Abdul Samed, the Strasbourg player Alexander Djiku or the Rennais Kamaldeen Sulemana.
Ghana schedule (Group H)
- Thursday November 24, 5 p.m., Portugal – Ghana (Day 1)
- Monday November 28, 2 p.m., South Korea – Ghana (Day 2)
- Friday December 2, 4 p.m., Ghana – Uruguay (3rd day)
The shape of Ghana
Humiliated during the last CAN because beaten by Morocco, Gabon and the Comoros in its group, Ghana opted for the revolution by appointing the former international Otto Addo, who managed to dismiss Nigeria in the play-offs of the World Cup, without win (0-0, 1-1). If the routs against Japan (4-1) and Brazil (3-0) then caused concern, the Black Stars ended their preparation with a promising victory against Switzerland (2-0).
Information to know about Ghana
With an average age of 25 years 108 days, Ghana has the youngest squad of this World Cup! The standard team is made up of three players who joined recently (Williams, Lamptey and Mohamed Salisu, who delayed his arrival for a long time), and they lost their two number one choices as goalkeeper to injury. Addo will therefore have to offer a coherent eleven in “record” time.
Ghana’s chances at the 2022 World Cup
Clearly, the era of Gyan, Muntari and Boateng is over and Ghana will serve as Tom Thumb in this group H. Eliminated in the group stage during their last participation in 2014, will the Black Stars manage to surprise Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea?