Sunday Dec 02, 2018. 13:15
Ghana assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko has invited 22 players to the national Under-23 camp as they begin the first phase of preparations for their upcoming qualifiers.
The head coach Yusif Abubakar was recently laid to rest following his sudden death.
The reigning Ghana Premier League (GPL) winning coach passed on at home, days after being treated for an illness.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) released the following statement ahead of the 2019 Africa U-23 Championship qualifiers:
"Tanko has been given additional responsibilities as Head coach of the U23 national team."
"The Black Meteors will face Togo in a two-legged tie in the first round of the Africa U-23 championship qualifiers to be staged next year in Egypt."
"Winner of the tie will move to the next stage of the qualifiers to face countries like Nigeria, Congo, Senegal and South Africa have all drawn bye for the second round."
"Out of thirty countries lined up for the qualifiers, seven will join host Egypt for next year’s championship," a statement read.
The first three teams from the competition in Egypt next year will represent Africa at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
Ghana has not qualified for the Olympic games since the format for qualification to the quadrennial competition was changed.
Below are the Players who have been invited to the Black Meteors camp:
1.Kwame Baah - Inter Allies
2.Richmond Ayi- Wafa
3.Dacosta - Medeama
4.Michael Ampadu - Liberty Professionals
5.Eric Owusu- Bechem
6. Moro Ibrahim -Karela
7. William Dankyi - Hearts of Oak
8.Bright Enchil - Medeama
9. Yaro Ibrahim- Medeama
10.Agyeman Badu- Asante Kotoko
11. Ismail Ganiu - Asante Kotoko
12. Zakari Fuseini- Berekum Chelsea
13.Richard Senanu Kotoko
15.Cletus Noubila- Dreams
16.Douglas Owusu Ansah - Asante kotoko
17.Simon Zibo- Liberty Professionals
18.Braima Mohammed- Chelsea
19.Tofic Mohammed - Star Madrid
20.Joseph Esso - Hearts
21. Michael Amoah- Dreams