Barnieh and Danlad : Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Danlad Ibrahim are the only two home-based players named in the Black Stars final 26 man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Qatar.
Both have been outstanding and exhibited high level and consistent performance for Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko respectively in previous years.
Danlad Ibrahim has been part of the Black Stars squad under Otto Addo since the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Madagascar and Central African Republic. He made his debut for the West African nation in an international friendly against Japan.
Afriyie Barnieh also made first appearance for Ghana in a 1-0 win over Nicaragua last month in Spain.
They both also played a vital role in helping the Black Galaxies qualify for the 2023 CHAN tournament- having missed out in the last three editions and again helped the Black Meteors to the next qualifying round of the CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualification after edging out Mozambique just recently
The Black Stars will begin their 2022 World Cup campaign against Portugal on 24th November before playing against Uruguay and South Korea on 28th November and 2 December respectively.
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