The senior national men’s cricket team are battle ready for the long-awaited ACA T20 Africa Cup finals to be held at Johannesburg, South Africa, from September 14 to 21, 2022.
The senior team apart from three (3) successful trial matches in the past two Sundays with selected sides in Accra, have been prepping up with a vigorous training schedule at the Achimota Cricket Oval with Coach Kodam Anafie.
Ghana made it to the ACA T20 final after their 100% triumph, in the North-Western region qualifiers held at the Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos, in April 2018, having beaten host Nigeria, Gambia, Cameroon, and Sierra Leone.
Making a 14-man squad for the tournament are Amoluk Sembhi, Samson Awe Awiah, Rexford Bakum, Kofi Bagabena, Kelvin Awala and Alexander Osei.
With Obed Harvey as captain, the rest include Devender Singh, Jospeh Theodore, Richmond Baaleri, James Vifah, Aziz Sualley, Daniel Anefie and making his debut, Gagandeep Singh.
The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in September 2019, was moved twice, from March 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya and then to 2021.
Ghana qualified to the finals together with Nigeria from the North-Western zone but later Cameroon, who finished bottom of the qualifiers was considered, while Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique progressed from the Southern qualifiers, also held in November 2018.
With the Eastern region qualifiers not taking place, Kenya and Uganda complete the two groups of four tournament in Johannesburg.
Ghana is paired in Group A which comprise Uganda, Botswana and Mozambique, while Group B has Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi and Cameroon.
Winners of each group after a single round robin will qualify to play in the semi finals before a decider of a champion on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
The team together with Coach Kodam Kofi Anafie and Team manager Dennis Amoa-Ababio, departs the country on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 10pm.