Ghana: Key Players to Watch at 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

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Ghana: Key Players to Watch at 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
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The Africa Cup of Nations 2013 gets underway in South Africa on Saturday, with Ghana one of the biggest favourites for success even though they have not won the competition since 1982.

There was plenty of speculation over the final squad until it was named last week, with players such as John Mensah, Andre Ayew and Michael Essien all missing out for various reasons.

Essien, in fact, had requested not to be included, while Ayew was excluded after having missed a meet-up with his national team to assess an injury.

AC Milan attacking midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is also, of course, not included in the squad, having retired from international duty in 2011.

Ghana did, however, have plenty of top players and potential stars to name in their squad, which will compete in Group B alongside Congo DR, Mali and Niger.

Here are some of the key names of the squad to watch out for.

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