Crew's Jonathan Mensah, NYCFC's Kofi Ofori make Ghana 29-man roster

Jonathan Mensah - chesting ball - vs DC United

The Ghana national team on Wednesday released their 29-man provisional roster for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, including two players familiar to many MLS followers.

Columbus Crew SC center back Jonathan Mensah is among those named by Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah, as is New York City FC midfielder Ebenezer Ofori. The pair have 21 MLS starts between them this year.

The 2019 tournament begins on June 21 in Egypt, the first version of the competition to be contested during the European and North American summer months.

Ghana are in Group F, and open play on June 25 against Benin before facing Cameroon (June 29) and Guinea-Bissau (July 2). Their camp opens on June 1. Both players — should they make the final cut — could potentially be out for much of July should Ghana make a run to the final, set for July 19 in Cairo.