EXCLUSIVE: Genoa youngster Said Ahmed Said in line for Ghana U23 call-up ahead of Mozambique qualifier

Ahmed Said

Ahmed Said

By Patrick Akoto
Ghanaian youngster Said Ahmed Said is on the verge of being drafted into Ghana’s Olympic team ahead of the 2015 All Africa Games return leg qualifier against Mozambique, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The Ghana FA is firming up background checks on the Genoa striker before finalizing his invitation, insiders have told Ghana’s leading football website.

It’s unclear if the 21-year-old has switched allegiance to the place of his birth, Ghana after featuring for the Italy Under-19 side.

Coach Malik Jabir has also requested for the services of Yusif Raman Chibsah, Isaac Honny, Ebenezer Ofori, Raymond Gyasi, Joachim Adukor and Peter Oduro Kwarteng, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.

However Oduro Kwarteng, who plays for Egyptian side Petrojet, could be left out of the squad over documentation issues.

GHANAsoccernet.com has intercepted the squad list expected to be certified by the Emergency committee of the Ghana FA which features 23 local players and seven foreign-based players.

Anderlecht winger Frank Acheampong has been left out over concerns he will not be released by the Belgian giants for the all-important game.

Ghana Under-20 star Asiedu Atobrah and Samuel Afful of Hasaacas have all been included in the initial 30-man squad.

The Black Meteors host Mozambique in the return leg fixture next month, desperate to qualify to the next stage of the qualifying campaign.

The Ghanaians must overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg to progress.

Ghana’s 30-man squad
Eric Ofori Antwi
Richard Ofori
Rashid  Seidu
Moro Salifu
Vincent Adae
Lawrence  Lartey
Baba Mensah
Bright Adjei
Abdul Latif Anabila
Kennedy Ashia
Tamimu Montari
Ebenezer Tawiah
Frank Sarfo Gyamfi
Emmanuel Osei Baffuor
Kwadwo Poku
Kwamina Ropapa
Emmanuel Nti Mensah
Conney Idan Ocran
Asiedu Attobrah
Samuel Affum
Noah Martey
Richard Agyeman
Foreign-based players
24. Said  Ahmed  Said
25. Yussif Raman Chibsah
26.  Isaac Honny
27.  Ebenezer  Ofori
28. Raymond Gyasi
29. Joachim Adukor
30. Peter Oduro  Kwarteng

For more Ghana football news visit www.ghanasoccernet.com

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