The Black Stars are preparing for their 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers in Washington, United States.
The new players are HJK Helsinki left-back Gideon Baah, who’s starred in the Europa League for the Finland club last season. He and newcomer Eintracht Braunschweig defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh are 24-year-olds. Then there’s New York Red Bulls winger Lloyd Sam, who’s 31 already. Another youngster is New York City FC midfielder Kwadwo Poku who’s 23.
Lorient striker Majeed Waris will be looking to re-establish himself, after he didn’t play against Congo and Rwanda in September due to a hand injury.
Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey was expected to make a much-awaited return but will have to sit out along with a number of high profile absentees such as captain Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, Mohammed Rabiu, Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Amartey, Baba Rahman, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and Kwadwo Asamoah.
Here’s the full Ghana squad to take on Canada:
Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Fatau Dauda (AshGold)
Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (Eintracht Braunschweig, Germany), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Gideon Baah (HJK Helsinki, Finland), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Las Palmas, Spain), Lloyd Ekow Sam (New York Red Bulls, USA) Bernard Mensah (Getafe, Spain), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy) and Kwadwo Poku (New York City FC, USA)
Forwards: Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul Majeed Waris, (Lorient, France) and David Accam (Chicago Fire, USA)