Grant to axe five players from Ghana squad

Ghana coach Avram Grant will chop off five players from his provisional 31-man squad for the 2015 AFCON before taking his team to Spain for the pre-tournament camp.

The Black Stars coach announced the 31-man squad earlier in the week with some surprise inclusions with the likes of Samuel Inkoom and Kwesi Appiah making the provisional cut.

They could however be dropped even without training with the side as Grant is only allowed to take 26 players to his pre-tournament camp in Seville, Spain.

“The coach presented a list of 31 players but he can only take 26 players to the camp,” Black Stars management committee chairman George Afriyie told MTNFootball.com.

“He [Avram Grant] will have to cut five players before the team leaves Accra to Spain.”

Grant is expected in Accra by Sunday evening to finalize preparations for his team’s trip to Seville for camping ahead of January’s competition being hosted by Equatorial Guinea.

The former Chelsea boss will subsequently have to drop three more players for the 2015 AFCON finals by CAF’s January 7 deadline.