Soccer News of Saturday, 21 February 2015
Ghana U20 team left Accra on Friday night for a pre-2015 African Youth Championship camping in Antalya, Turkey.
Head coach Sellas Tetteh named three foreign-based players in his 24-man squad for the two-week pre-tournament camping.
The 2009 Africa and FIFA U20 World Cup winner must cut his squad to 21 for the final tournament which will be played from the 8-22 of March in Senegal.
Diminutive midfielder Clifford Aboagye, who won bronze ball at the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup, headlines Ghana’s U20 foreign legion.
The Granada second team star man will join the squad on Monday alongside Berekum Chelsea goalkeeper Michael Sai.
Also in there is highly rated Italy-based Evans Osei who signed for Serie B side Bologna during the January and Espanyol’s Paul Quaye.
Some interesting Ghana Premier League players in the team are Asiedu Attobrah (New Edubiase) and Emmanuel Antwi (Liberty Professionals)
Ghana are housed in Group B alongside Mali, Zambia and South Africa.
Ghana U20 preliminary squad:
Goalkeepers: Mutawakilu Seidu (Accra Hearts of Oak), Michael Sai (Berekum Chelsea) and Kwame Baah (Heart of Lions)
Defenders: Joseph Owusu Bempah (Accra Hearts of Oak), Emmanuel Asante (Kumasi Asante Kotoko), Patrick Asmah (B. A. Utd), Joseph Adjei (Wa All Stars), Joe Aidoo (Inter Allies), Stephen Anokye Badu (BA United), Yakubu Mohammed (DC United), Kingsley Fobi (Tema Youth).
Midfielders: Kofi Yeboah (Wa All Stars), Yaw Yeboah (Right to Dream), Attobrah Asiedu (New Edubiase), Prosper Kassim (Inter Allies) Emmanuel Antwi (Liberty Professionals), Samuel Tetteh (WAFA), Michael Otoo ( UniStars), Evans Osei (Bologna) and Paul Quaye (Espanyol), Clifford Aboagye (Granada).
Strikers: Samuel Afful (Hasaacas), Benjamin Tetteh (Dream FC), Abbas Issah (Asokwa Deportivo).