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2022 World Cup: Richard Ofori returns, Nurudeen & Attah maintained, Korsah gets maiden call up; plus more

Ghana coach, Otto Addo has maintained Jojo Wollacott, Richard Attah, and Abdul Nurudeen as the Black Stars goalkeepers for the 2022 World Cup playoff games against Nigeria.

The trio were the goalkeepers named by Milovan Rajevac for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] hosted in Cameroon.

Wollacott, who was the first choice shot-stopper came under intense pressure following his unimpressive performance at the tournament.

The Swindon Town goalkeeper conceded in all three group games against Morocco, Gabon, and Comoros.

With the Black Stars set to host the Super Eagles at the Cape Coast Stadium in the first leg of the playoff games on March 25, Addo has named the trio as the goalkeepers for the games according to a report filed by Kumasi based Akoma FM.

Meanwhile, Richard Ofori, who was left out of the squad for the AFCON due to an injury has made a return to the squad, the report added.

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Hearts of Oak defender Dennis Korsah has been also named in the Black Stars squad.

The defender, who recently joined the Phobians from Ebusua Dwarfs, has been in fine form in the Ghana Premier League.

Korsah has won two Man of the Match awards after five games in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, notable among the names dropped include Andre Ayew and box-to-box midfielder Wakaso Mubarak who could not kick a ball at the Afcon due to injury concerns.

Former Dreams FC player Philimon Baffour who has constantly been chastised by Ghanaians for his inclusion in the Black Stars has finally been dropped alongside RTU midfielder David Abagna Sandan.

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Yeni Malatyspor striker Benjamin Tetteh has been dropped following his ban by CAF after he was captured on camera for hitting a Gabonese player at the Afcon.

The others include Great Olympics forward Maxwell Abbey Quaye and St. Gallen goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi for poor run of performance. The shot-stopper, in particular, has been constantly conceding goals (44) in 23 games in the Swiss Premier League

Otto Addo is expected to name his squad for the crucial games in the coming days. The squad is expected to have new faces after talks with players born abroad.

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The Black Stars will be hosted at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on March 29.

Ghana are seeking to return to the global showpiece having missed out in the last edition in Russia in 2018.

The Black Stars played in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Mundial in Germany, South Africa and Brazil respectively.

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