Ghana travels to AFCON without several top world class players

Ghana travel to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations without several top world class players.

The Black Stars are without top stars such as Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien and Kwadwo Asamoah for Africa’s flagship tournament.

US-based goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, striker Abdul Majeed Waris and defender Daniel Opare have all been left out.

Muntari and Kevin-Boateng are serving suspension while Michael Essien has been overlooked for his perceived role which led to Ghana’s World Cup campaign last year.

Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey has asked to be excused from international duty after he clashed with goalkeepers’ trainer Nassam Yakubu while Waris, Asamoah and Opare are all out injured.

This means the West African giants will be without perhaps their best arsenals ahead of the start of the tournament on January 18 in Equatorial Guinea.

New coach Avram Grant has reposed confidence in many youngster after naming his final 23-man squad for the tournament.

The Black Stars will open their group C campaign with a tricky tie against Senegal before playing Algeria and South Africa.