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Ghana U20 technical team leaves door opened for foreign players after first batch failed to impress

Published on: 08 July 2014
Yaw Preko is Ghana's U20 assistant coach

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana U20 assistant trainer Yaw Preko has admitted the 18 foreign-based players who trained with them last month failed to meet their standards and they will leave the door opened for more quality. 

Eighteen low-profile players based abroad trialled out with the team last month with hopes of impressing the technical team but assistant Yaw Preko has admitted the players were of low quality.

"They did train but I must admit they weren't up to the quality we are looking for," he told Accra-based Asempa FM.

He revealed they will have a look at other stellar foreign-based players as and when they need arises.

"We will have blood in the good guys when the time comes," he added.

Ghana have relied on quality foreign-based players for their squad in major U20 tournaments in the past and Inter Milan's Isaac Donkor and striker Eugene Ansah who plays for Belgian side Lokeren are expected to be handed call-ups.

Already, Granada starlet Clifford Aboagye who won the Bronze Boot at the last edition in Turkey, is a member of the squad.


  • Henry van Buiten says:
    July 08, 2014 07:07 am
    There is one guy playing for AZ Akmaar in Holland called Raymond Gyasi, please check him up if he can fit in your team
  • Henry van Buiten says:
    July 08, 2014 07:25 am
    Please check out for Raymond Gyasi who plays for Holland side AZ Akmaar thanks
  • Chineke says:
    July 08, 2014 08:30 am
    Are BD's there.Am back
  • Elvis says:
    July 08, 2014 10:25 am
  • Manny says:
    July 08, 2014 10:35 am
    Regan Obeng, now on trail with Ajax, check him on Youtube.
  • Manny says:
    July 08, 2014 10:39 am
    I think my brother ment Shadrach Eghan, from Twente, good one to check out indeed.
  • awass says:
    July 08, 2014 11:49 am
    yea kwesi eghan fomerly of golden foot academy in akosombo
  • king of kings says:
    July 08, 2014 03:12 pm
    Good job Coach. Please you guys should make sure we have powerful players, Strong and energetic players. If our senior national team will succeed it depends on our under 20. Thanks