Male Under-20 team coach Sellas Tetteh has named his final team for next week's Fifa World Cup. A 21-member list was released after two weeks of preparations at the Aspire Football Academy in Qatar.
Three players Sadick Adams, Ishmael Yartey and James Bissue failed to make the squad for the World Cup to be hosted by Egypt.Having kept faith with many of the players who helped Ghana secure the Africa Youth Championships in Rwanda earlier this year, Sellas then said he was happy to have had the spine of the team intact.
“I have much confidence in my team. My players are capable of reaching the finals but we need to get our programme going first.“It's not good talking about the World title now though we have play for it. We can't afford to look any further than our preparations,” the Black Satellites coach told www.ghanafa.org after announcing his squad.
“I like the balance of the team we have and we are going to fine-tune them to get what we want.”The Black Satellites round up preparations in Doha on Monday and will continue in Tunisia where they aim to acclimatize before heading to Egypt for the Championship where Ghana kicks off against Uzbekistan on 26 September in Ismailia.
Ghana goes into the Fifa Under-20 World Cup as African Champions and are placed in Group D with Uzbekistan, England and Uruguay in the tournament which has 24 sides placed into six groups of four.
Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Heart of Lions), Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals) and Robert Dabuo (Wa All Stars).
Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Basel, Switzerland), Daniel Opare (Real Madrid, Spain), David Addy (Randers, Denmark), Philip Boampong (Berekum Arsenals), Daniel Addo (King Faisal), Bright Addai (Wa All Stars) and Jonathan Mensah (Free State Stars, South Africa)
Midfielders: Gladson Awako (Heart of Lions), Kassinu Ghandi (Liberty Professionals), Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu (Asante Kotoko) Rabiu Mohammed (Sampdoria, Italy), Abeiku Quansah (Nice, France), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France)
Attackers: John Benson (Aspire Academy, Qatar) Opoku Agyemang (Al Sadd, Qatar) Ransford Osei (Meccabi Haifa, Israel), Latif Salifu (Liberty Professionals), Dominic Adiyiah (Fredrikstad, Norway)
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