Portugal-based Youngster Eyes Black Satellites Place

Posted On Tuesday, 9th April 2013

Portugal-based striker Lord is among the foreign-based players who could be considered to boost Ghana’s U20 squad for the U20 World Cup in Turkey in June.

Lord in action for Rio Ave

Portugal-based striker Lord Ofosuhene is among the foreign-based players who could be considered to boost Ghana’s U20 squad for the U20 World Cup in Turkey in June.

The Rio Ave attacker was not called up into the Black Satellites squad that finished second at the 2013 African Youth Championships in Algeria.

Lord, who is on loan to Rio Ave from giants Porto, was not called up due to the unwillingness of European clubs to release players for the African championships which is not covered by the FIFA regulations on releasing players for national assignments.

But the 18-year-old says he is very much prepared to play for Ghana at the U20 World Cup in June as one of the foreign-based prospects to be invited for the tournament to be staged in Turkey.

The striker has been in outstanding form for the youth side of Rio Ave and has scored some important goals for them in their title chase.

Ofosuhene is following in the footsteps of Chrsitian Atsu who spent some time on loan at Rio Ave before realing his return to Porto where he is now a regular player.

The Black Satellites have it all to do in Group A haven been drawn against the famous Spanish youth team, France and the USA.

Ghana will be looking to win its second U20 World Cup to atone for their African Youth Championships final defeat to Egypt.

Many however fear the tough draw handed the Black Satellites could wreck the team’s ambition at this summer’s tournament in Turkey.

Ghana will open its World Cup campaign against France before facing Spain and the USA in the subsequent group games.

Ghana won Africa’s first U20 World Cup in 2009 under current coach Sellas Tetteh.

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