A look at the country’s demographics, football history and its squad status prior to the Qatar World Cup 2022.
Number of inhabitants: approx. 31 million.
National Football Association: Ghana FA
Number of members: unknown (?% of total population)
International trophies won: 4x Africa Cup
Best World Cup result: Quarter-finals in 2010
In the past: Asamoah Gyan, John Paintsil, Sulley Muntari, Kwadwo Asamoah, Tony Yeboah, Abedi Pele.
Key current players: Partey, Williams, Amartey, Kudus, Ayew.
Coach, formation and possible lineup
Coach: Otto Addo. (since 2022)
Typical formation: 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3
- GK: Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates)
- LB: Abdul-Rahman Baba (FC Reading)
- RB: Denis Odoi (Club Brugge)
- LCB: Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)
- RCB: Daniel Amartey (Leicester)
- CM: Thomas Partey (Arsenal)
- CM: Iddrisu Baba (Mallorca)
- LW: André Ayew (Al-Sadd)
- RW: Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade)
- ACM: Mohammed Kudus (Ajax)
- ST: Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)
Players aged 25 or under in the current lineup: 3
Players aged 32 or over in the current lineup: 2
There are 2 players in this lineup that will (most likely) be playing their last World Cup this year: André Ayew and Denis Odoi.
There are 3 players in this lineup that can play at least two more: Bukari, Kudus and Salisu.
The remaining 6 players could play in one or two more World Cups.
Youngest player: Mohammed Kudus, born 2 Augustus 2000 (22)
Oldest player: Denis Odoi, born 27 may 1988 (34)
Average squad age: 27.2
World Cup Qatar – Group H
Thursday 24 November Portugal vs Ghana
Monday 28 November Korea Rep. vs Ghana
Friday 2 December Ghana vs Uruguay
Ghana has a solid group of players at their disposal, with several talented youngsters in the squad and the selection. Their road to the World Cup was not easy though, to say the least. In the final round they only managed to beat Nigeria on away goals. In a World Cup group with Portugal, Korea Republic and Uruguay, only one thing is certain – the spots for the next round won’t come cheap. But Portugal and Uruguay are nevertheless the favorites in this tough group.