Zak Ansah’s Father Delighted With Striker’s Ghana U20 Call-up

Posted On Thursday, 25th April 2013

Zak Ansah in action for Arsenal's reserve.

Zak Ansah in action for Arsenal’s reserve.

The father of Zak Ansah is delighted the Arsenal player has been named in Ghana’s preliminary squad for the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup.

Andy Ansah, who made more than 150 appearances for Southend, criticized the Ghana Football Association for failing to follow proper procedure to invite his son.

The 18-year-old striker was first named in a list of 19 foreign-based players for a three-day justify-your-inclusion exercise last June.

When the right thing was done, Ansah Snr took to micro-blogging website Twitter to celebrate his son’s call-up for the prestigious tournament this summer in Turkey.

He posted: “Good to see @ZakAnsah being named as 1 of the foreign-based players in the  #Ghana U20 #WorldCup squad.”

Ansah Jnr, a pacy striker spent the start of the season on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.

He made his debut for England’s Under 18 at the age of 14.