Henry Asante Twum, the Ghana Football Association(GFA)’s communications director, has stated that several current Black Stars players will not be selected for the 2022 World Cup roster.
Coach Otto Addo chose 33 players for the Black Stars’ 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Madagascar and the Central African Republic, which is far more than the required amount for the World Cup.
Because each of the qualified countries is anticipated to present 23 players, Henry Asante Twum claimed that the players in the Black Stars camp are aware that some of them would not make the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
He said this while emphasizing the importance of the Stars starting their qualification campaign on a positive note by defeating Madagascar convincingly.
“What is at stake is more than what you can imagine and aside from the fact that we need to win and start the qualifiers on a good note, it also gives us a good platform to start our preparations for the World Cup.”
“Some of these players will be at the World Cup and I say some because we can’t take all of them to the Mundial. We currently have 29 players in camp but the maximum number of players you can take to the World Cup is 23,” he added in the interview.
Ghana’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign will kick off on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, with a home match against Madagascar, followed by a match against Angola on Saturday, June 4.