Ghana names Satellites squad for African Champs

Ghana names Satellites squad for African Champs

Black Satellites’ coach Sellas Tetteh, has named his final 21-man squad for the 2015 African Youth Championship to be staged in Senegal next month.

The Satellites will count on the experience of Spain-based midfielder, Clifford Aboagye, who was the third best player at the 2013 FIFA U-20 Championship in Turkey.

Aboagye, who plies his trade with Spanish side Granada, joins a squad dominated by 15 players drawn from the First Capital Premier League.

Second-tier GN Bank Division One League also boasts five players in the squad, which comprises three goalkeepers, seven midfielders, eight midfielders and three strikers.

The Satellites have been paired in Group B alongside Zambia, South Africa and Mali and will be based in Mbour for the March 8-22 tourney.

Coach Tetteh’s side defeated Azerbaijan 2-1 in a pre-tournament friendly in Turkey and will face Iraq in a friendly match before they travel to Senegal for the tournament.

Ghana will play their opening game on March 9 against South Africa before taking on Zambia and Mali in their subsequent group matches.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers:

Mutawakilu Seidu (Accra Hearts of Oak), Kwame Baah (Heart of Lions), Michael Sai (Berekum Chelsea).

Defenders: Joseph Owusu Bempa ( Accra Hearts of Oak), Kingsley Fobi (Right to Dream), Patrick Asmah (B. A. United), Joseph Aidoo (Inter Allies), Joseph Adjei (Wa All Stars),

Yakubu Mohammed (Tema Youth), Stephen Anokye (B.A. United).

Midfielders: Kofi Yeboah (Wa All Stars), Michael Otoo (UniStars), Yaw Yeboah (Right to Dream), Clifford Aboagye(Granada, Spain), Prosper Kasim (Inter Allies), Emmanuel Antwi (Liberty Professionals), Asiedu Attobrah (New Edubiase United), Samuel Tetteh (WAFA).

Strikers: Benjamin Tetteh (Dreams FC), Jonathan Osabutey (Tema Youth), and Samuel Afful (Sekondi Hasaacas).

 

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