Ghana’s provisional squad for U-20 World Cup

first_imgThe head coach of the Ghana national U-20 team, the Black Satellites, Sellas Tetteh on Wednesday morning pruned down the 29-man squad which has been in camp in recent weeks as the team readies to leave Ghana for Novara, Italy to continue preparations for the Turkey World Cup set to commence on June 21Arsenal’s Zak Ansah, Tema Youth midfielder Derrick Mensah, Medeama SC’s Jacop Apau Asiedu, Anthony Manison and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey have also been dropped from the initial 24-man provisional squad.According to our sources, the Black Satellites are waiting to receive Swiss visas for the players by 2pm and the team will leave for Italy later in the evening for Italy via Turkish Airlines.Three foreign-based players would later join the squad later. Inter Milan’s Alfred Duncan will be in Novara to welcome the team while Black Stars duo Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and Baba Abdul Rahman will join the team after the 2014 World Cup qualifiers on June 16 to increase the squad number to 27 .The Black Satellites will spend four days in Novara before leaving for Switzerland where they will play a series of friendlies against Kosovo, and one of Brazil and Egypt. Ghana’s final 21-man squad will then be announced before the team emplanes to Instanbul, Turkey on June 17.Below is the full 27-man provisional squad intercepted by Goalkeepers:Eric Ofori Antwi (Amidaus Professionals), Michael Sai (Chelsea), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)Defenders:Kofi Koomson (Amidaus Professionals), Richmond Nketia (Medeama), Jeremiah Arkorful and Joseph Attamah (Tema Youth) Ebenezer Ofori (New Edubiase), Lawrence Lartey (AshantiGold), Princebell Addico (Bechem), Daniel Pappoe (Chelsea, England), Baba MensahMidfielders:Moses Odjer ( Tema Youth), Seidu Salifu and Emmanuel Gyamfi (Wa All Stars), Ollenu Ashittey (Hearts of Oak) Michael Anaba (Asante Kotoko), Clifford Aboagye (Inter Allies)Strikers:Francis Narh (Tema Youth), Kennedy Ashia, Ebenezer Assifuah and Kwame Boahene (Liberty), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Michael Mensah (Wa All Stars)Foreign-based players to join later: Alfred Duncan (Inter Milan, Italy), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Sassuolo, Italy) Baba Rahman (Greuther Fürth, Germany)last_img

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