Apr 29, 2008
Ghana National Team Coach Claude Le Roy Called Up Jebril, Banahene And Akwafo

While the local Black Stars team stayed in the Wangara Hotel, Accra as Ghana prepared for this weekend’s qualifyer in the African Nations Championship, Ghana´s national coach Claude Le Roy called up 25 players for the game against Togo.

Ghana´s coach Leroy called up 3 Scouting Team players: wonderkid Twariq Jebril, striker Emmanuel Osei Banahene and midfielder Francis Akwafo.

The second round qualifier´s first leg takes place at the Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra on Sunday.

Samuel Mantey, a player with Division 1 team Seven United again makes the team with the bulk coming from the camps of Asante Kotoko and Heart of Lions, where five players each were selected. Also getting another call up is Salifu Latif of Liberty Professionals. The young attacker missed the team preparation for the first round matches due to injury.

The Black Stars progressed to the second round stage after securing a 4-1 aggregate win over Niger last month. Ghana are now games away from reaching the finals of the Africa Nations Championships, a new tournament designed by CAF for only home-based players of its member countries. Ivory Coast will host the maiden competition from 22nd of February to 8th of March 2009.

Ghana´s team for the match against Togo:
Joseph Addo (Hasaacas), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold) and Ernest Sowah (Tema Youth) - Prince Anokye and Harrison Afful (Asante Kotoko), John Boye and Daniel Acquaye(Heart of Lions), Hanan Gyiwah (Real Tamale United), David Addy (Wa All Stars) and Kofi Agyare (Kessben FC), Ebo Andoh (King Faisal) - Edmund Owusu-Ansah (Heart of Lions), Jordan Opoku and Francis Akwafo (Asante Kotoko), Kassinu Ghandi (Liberty Professionals), Ekow Benson (Tema Youth), Twariq Jebril (Hearts of Oak), Francis Mantey (Great Olympics), Samuel Mantey (Seven United) - Salifu Latif (Liberty Professionals), Eric Bekoe (Asante Kotoko), Emmanuel Osei Banahene and Dominic Adiyah (Heart of Lions), Agyemang Badu (Berekum Arsenal), Baba Iddi (KessbenFC)

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