The West Africans’ hopes of ending a 37-year trophy drought ended following a 5-4 penalty shootout defeat against Tunisia in the Round of 16, the match having ended 1-1 after extra-time.
Boateng hasn’t returned to the Black Stars squad after his behaviour was called into question at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. The German-born player, who spent the second part of last season on loan at Barcelona, was snubbed for Afcon after indicating an interest to return to the national team.
“No PRINCE no PARTY, ” Boateng wrote on a Twitter post with the hashtags “GhanaBlackStars” and #Afcon.
Ahead of the Egypt gathering, Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee chairman Kofi Amoah revealed Boateng, together with Sulley Muntari, who was also suspended during the controversial World Cup campaign, had expressed interest to be considered for the competition.
Boateng won 15 caps and scored two goals during his two spells with the four-time African champions.