The Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) Communications Director, Henry Asante Twum has disclosed that Black Stars manager Otto Addo will submit his provisional squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup today or by close of the week.
Per FIFA rule, each of the 32 participating countries must send a list of a minimum of 35 players up to a maximum of 55 by the end of the day, in the first step in the selection process.
Managers of the various national teams, then have until November 14 to decide on their final list of 26 players by an 1800 GMT deadline.
FIFA will publish all the squads the next day. “Coach Otto Addo will submit his provisional squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup today or by close of the week,” Asante Twum told Accra-based Asempa FM.
The final squad must come from the preliminary list, with no allowance for any late changes of mind over the next three weeks, FIFA’s tournament rules and regulations stipulate.
Ghana, four-time African Champions, will kick start the tournament with a fixture against Portugal before they later play Uruguay, and South Korea in Group H.
Meanwhile, the Black Stars will take on Switzerland in another preparatory game on November 17, seven days before their opening game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Portugal.
Ghana, would be hoping to make significant impact at the World Cup having missed the last edition in Russia in 2018.