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Partey gets Ghana call up

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has been handed a debut Black Stars call up after his breakthrough season with the Spanish side.

The former national U-20 player has been used mostly as a bit part but important player by Diego Simeone especially he is has sought to close out games.

Partey is one of three debutant call ups into the side for a 2017 Nations Cup qualifier against Mauritius. The others are Khazastan based striker Patrick Twumasi and Ashanti Gold defender Mohammed Kadri.

There is also a return to Black Stars duty for goalkeeper Fatau Dauda.

Ghana would need a draw in the game against Mauritius on June 4th to book an eighth straight Nations Cup appearance.

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Baba Rahman (Chelsea, England), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Kadri Mohammed (AshantiGold)

Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Thomas Partey (Athletico Madrid, Spain) Samuel Tetteh (WAFA), Mubarak Wakaso (Las Palmas, Spain), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy), Christian Atsu (Malaga, Spain)

Forwards: Andre Ayew (Swansea City, Wales), Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Patrick Twumasi (FC Astana, Kazakhstan)

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