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AFCON 2023: No Partey and Tariq Lamptey as Chris Hughton names 27-man squad

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Premier League duo Thomas Partey and Tariq Lamptey have been left out of the Black Stars 27-man squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Chris Hughton named his squad for the tournament on Monday, January 1, with 12 days away from the start of the tournament.

Partey has not played a competitive game since Ghana’s October friendly games against Mexico and the United States of America.

The Arsenal midfielder only returned to team training last month following his injury in October with Hughton now opting to leave him out.

Lamptey is also another player who misses out on the list due to injury.

The right-back, whose inclusion in the provisional raised questions, will now miss the continental tournament.

Three Ghana Premier League players have however been named in Hughton’s 27-man squad with Asante Kotoko’s Richmond Lamptey making the cut.

The other two are Medeama duo Hamid Abdul Fatawu and Jonathan Sowah who gained their maiden Black Stars call-ups under the Irish trainer.

Here is the full list of players called up Hughton for the 2023 AFCON to be staged in Ivory Coast.

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