By El-Amisty Nobo|| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo

Coach Kwesi Appiah has named a semi strong squad ahead of friendly international games against two World Cup competitors – Iceland and Japan in June, 2018.

According to our source Kwesi Appiah will use the two matches to prepare for the 2019 African Cup of Nations [AFCON] qualifiers.

Conspicuously missing from the squad is the captain of the Black Stars Asamoah Gyan as well as the Ayew brothers – Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew.

Making the squad for the first time are Andrew Kyere Yiadom, Kwasi Okyere, and Emmanuel Boateng.

Returning into the team after a while are; Mubarak Wakaso, Rashid Sumaila, and Albert Adaomah.

Black Stars - PHOTO by Images Image
Black Stars – PHOTO by Images Image
Below is the full squad:

Richard Ofori [Maritzburg FC, South Africa]

Lawrence Ati Zigi [Sochaux, France]

Lumor Abgenyenu [Sporting CP, Portugal]

Andrew Kyere Yiadom [Reading, England]

Kwasi Okyere [Bayern Munich, Germany]

Joseph Attamah [İstanbul Başakşehir F.K., Turkey]

Sackey Isaac [Alanyaspor,Turkey]

Afriyie Acquah [Torino, Italy]

Kassim Nuhu [Young Boys, Switzerland]

Dwamena Raphael [FC Zurich, Switzerland]

Frank Acheampong [Tianjin Teda, China]

Yiadom Boakye [Jiangsu Suning, China]

Wakaso Mubarak [Deportivo Alaves]

Thomas Partey [Atletico Madrid,Spain]

Emmanuel Boateng [Levante, Spain]

Edwin Gyasi [CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria]

Thomas Agyepong [NAC Breda, Holland]

Rashid Sumaila [Al Gharafa, Qatar]

Nicholas Opoku [Club African, Tunisia]

Nana Ampomah [Waasland- Beveren, Belgium]

Albert Adomah [Aston Villa, England]

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