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Inter starlet Duncan thrilled with debut Ghana call

Published on: 05 November 2012

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

Inter Milan wunderkind Joseph Alfred Duncan is delighted to be named in the Ghana squad to face Cape Verde in an international friendly.

The 19-year-old has been included in James Kwesi Appiah's 21-man squad to play against AFCON debutants Cape Verde in a warm-up game ahead of January 2013 AFCON.

Duncan, who was pivotal for Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni in last season's NextGens Series triumph, trained with Ghana's U20 side in June.

The midfielder who combines power and deft is all joy with his debut Ghana call.

"It's great to get a debut Ghana call-up," he told

"Ghana is my country and once the call-up comes it brings joy. I promise to give out my best and impress the coaches.

Duncan has made one appearance for Inter Milan since being promoted to the first team.


  • Randy says:
    November 06, 2012 03:36 pm
    He can play both U20 and Black Stars. He is a Ghanaian player so if he qualifies in any age tournament he can play if the coaches select him. I hope this is not difficult to understand. And please, we shouldn't forget this is just a friendly match.
  • sabato says:
    November 06, 2012 11:06 am
    kwesi appiah s confused. This boy must play at de u-20 . Why de rush? Der ar so many midfielders. We wnt 2 win de u-20 again
  • yaw says:
    November 06, 2012 08:30 am
    AA i thought you will only invite players who are active in their club..... what are inkoom and derrick doing in your squad both of them lack club level playing time this season
    November 06, 2012 06:32 am
    November 06, 2012 04:54 am
  • fanta says:
    November 06, 2012 04:24 am
    Do you know the age of abedi Pele when playing for the Black stars?
  • danielsackey says:
    November 06, 2012 12:02 am
    u are well com to ghanablackstars and also the new world of futball.
  • Al says:
    November 05, 2012 10:34 pm
    you make no sense what so ever in your statement.
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 05, 2012 10:00 pm
    Tell me a country in the world that waits for stars to mature...whatever that means!! What age did Messi start playing! What about Neymar? Rooney? Gyan?? etc etc... If you are ready get in!!
  • kaara says:
    November 05, 2012 09:23 pm
    i'm hapi 4 u amosa!!he is a gr8 u shdnt undarate his talent nd skills!
  • Liklik says:
    November 05, 2012 08:27 pm
    We don't allow these guys to mature into real stars; we are always in a hurry and this actually damages their future because Ghanaians tend to demand too much from these young stars, and when they don't start well then they get all the blame for the black stars. I hope he does not fall into the usual trap!