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AFCON U-23: Ghana’s Olympic team Black Meteors depart Ghana for Egypt ahead of the AFCON U-23 Championship

Ghana’s Olympic team Black Meteors today were airlifted from Ghana for Egypt ahead of the CAF U-23 AFCON which begins later this week.

Th tournament kick starts from 8-22 November and will be staged in Egypt.

A group tipped as the group of death will feature host Egypt, Mali, Cameroon and Ghana in Group A.

Ghana will begin their campaign with Cameroon on November 8 after which they lock horns with Mali in their next encounter on 11 November and finally take on host Egypt November 14 in the last group stage.

Africa will have three representatives at the end of the tournament who will represent in next year’s Olympic Games to be held in Japan, Tokyo.

Ghana last represented in Greece 2004 and are hoping to stage a return come next year.

Below is Ghana 21-man squad paraded by Coach Ibrahim Tanko.

GOALKEEPERS:
Kwame Baah (Asante Kotoko SC, Ghana)
Richmond Ayi (Hearts of Oak, Ghana)
Ibrahim Danlad (Asante Kotoko SC, Ghana)

DEFENDERS:
Kingsley Fobi (CB Badajoz, Spain)
Edward Sarpong (Esperanca de Lagos, Spain)
Emmanuel Cudjoe (Attram De Visser, Ghana)
Fuseini Zackaria (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana)
William Dankyi (Hearts of Oak, Ghana)
Habib Mohammed (Asante Kotoko SC, Ghana)
Robin Polley (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands)

MIDFIELDERS:
Evans Osei Wusu (Tema Youth FC, Ghana)
Simon Zibo (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal)
Nurudeen Abdul-Aziz (Vision FC, Ghana)
Emmanuel Lomotey (Extremadura UD, Spain)
Yaw Yeboah (Celta Vigo B, Spain)
Evans Mensah (HJK Helsinki, Finland)
Michael Agbekpornu (Dreams FC, Ghana)

STRIKERS:
Frank Arhin (Dalkurd FF, Sweden)
Kwabena Owusu (Cordoba CF, Spain)
Ropapa Mensah (Nashville SC, USA)
Samuel Obeng Gyabaa (Real Oviedo, Spain).

By: Linus Siaw Nartey

Twitter: @linus_siaw

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