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EXCLUSIVE: Local Black Stars coach pens final 17-man squad to face Japan U23

Published on: 06 May 2016
EXCLUSIVE: Local Black Stars coach pens final 17-man squad to face Japan U23
Wa All Stars Richard Arthur and Gockel Ahortor of Inter Allies.

Local Black Stars coach Maxwell Konadu has named 17 players to face Japan’s Olympics team on Wednesday, can exclusively report.

The ex-Ghana international has been denied the services of some key performers after their clubs recalled them for this weekend’s round of matches.

Asante Kotoko refused to release defender Ahmed Adams and Inter Allies duo Isaac Twum and Evans Mensah will be needed for Sunday’s trip to WAFA.

Leaders Wa All Stars have four players in the squad and Liberty Professionals whiz kid Latif Blessing is part of the contingent.

The match will be played at the Best amenity Stadium in Saga.

At stake will be the MS&AD Cup and the match will be used to raise funds for the victims of the Kumamoto earthquakes.

Japan’s U23 Sumurai Blue are preparing for the summer Olympics in Rio where they have been drawn Nigeria, Colombia and Sweden in Group B.

Local Black Stars squad to face Japan U23:

 Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars), Robert Dabou (AshantiGold)

Defenders: Hafiz Adams (Wa All Stars), Amos Frimpong (Asante Kotoko), Abdul Bashiru (Dreams FC), Daniel Darkwah (Aduana Stars), Kadri Mohammed (AshantiGold), Abdul Ganiyu (Wa All Stars)

Midfielders: Gockel Ahortor (Inter Allies), Sabhan Laryea (Hearts Of Oak), Latif Blessing (Liberty Professionals), Samuel Tetteh (WAFA), Emmanuel Osei Baffour (AshantiGold),

Strikers: Sadick Adams (Berekum Chelsea), Richard Arthur (Wa All Stars) Musah Ibrahim (Hearts Of Oak), Lawson Bekui (Dreams FC).

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