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Salisu, Semenyo and Owusu: Who could join Ghana for the first time in June?

10:35 AM EDT 5/21/22
Antoine Semenyo Bristol City
GOAL looks at some players who could commence their international career with the Black Stars next month 

After beating Nigeria to a World Cup ticket in March, Ghana are set to return to action for what will be two games in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and two friendly matches.

First on the agenda will be matches against Madagascar and the Central African Republic in a bid to make next year's Afcon finals in Cote d'Ivoire. 

A game against Japan in the 2022 Kirin Cup will follow, after which the Black Stars face either Chile or Japan based on the outcome of the first cup fixture. 

GOAL highlights five players who could feature in the June international assignments ahead of an anticipated imminent official squad announcement. 

  • Mohammed Salisu Southampton 2021-22

    Mohammed Salisu

    The Southampton defender has turned down multiple Ghana invitations since 2019 but after holding recent meetings with new Black Stars boss Otto Addo and football association president Kurt Okraku, the 23-year-old is tipped to be called up for June's round of internationals. 

  • Antoine Semenyo Bristol City

    Antoine Semenyo

    The Bristol City striker was expected to link up with Ghana for the first time for March's tie against Nigeria but was forced to miss the opportunity due to injury. He is expected to be named in Ghana's squad for the first time for the upcoming games.  

  • Leeroy Owusu Willem II

    Leeroy Owusu

    The Willem II right-back reportedly missed the chance of a first Ghana call-up for the Nigeria duels due to a delay in the processing of his nationality documentation. It will not be surprising to see him in Ghana's squad in the next selection announcement.

  • Tariq Lamptey Brighton and Hove Albion

    Tariq Lamptey

    According to reports, the Brighton and Hove Albion defender has sealed a switch from England to Ghana and should that be the case, he is likely to receive his first Black Stars call-up this month. 

  • Eddie Nketiah Arsenal 2021-22

    Edward Nketiah

    Having reportedly agreed to pledge his international future to Ghana from England, the Arsenal striker might just be an interesting name on Addo's next list.