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Yiadom called up for AFCON challenge

Full-back to take part in summer tournament

11 June 2019

Reading defender, Andy Yiadom has received the call to represent Ghana at this summer's Africa Cup of Nations.

The defender enjoyed a thoroughly successful first season as a Reading player - making more appearances than any other Royal in 2018-19, and finishing 2nd in the club's Fans' Player of the Season award.

The squad was whittled down from 29 players to 23 on Monday, and the Royals defender has made the cut to represent the Black Stars at the biennial tournament.

Yiadom will be hoping to add to his five Ghana caps in AFCoN, hosted in Egypt this summer, and has already linked up with his international teammates, to go through a training camp ahead of their Group F opener against Benin on Tuesday 25th June (9pm kick-off BST).

Yiadom and the Black Stars will then hope to qualify from their group after subsequent matches against Cameroon (Saturday 29th June, 6pm) and Guinea-Bissau (Tuesday July 2nd, 5pm).

The 27-year-old will be involved throughout Ghana's involvement in the tournament, and subsequently will return to pre-season training with the Royals.

Prior to the tournament, however, Ghana will be taking part in a friendly against South Africa in Dubai on Saturday 15th June, before the team flies across to Egypt on Thursday 20th June.

We wish Andy the very best of luck for this summer's competition, and we will be following his progress as the tournament gets underway.

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