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Ghana name preliminary squad for African U20 title defence

Published on: 25 March 2011

Ghana Under-20 coach Orlando Wellington has named a provisional 26-man list to begin preparations for next month's African title defence in South Africa, can reveal.

The list includes 15 locally-based players and 11 youngsters plying their trades abroad.

The Black Satellites will assemble in Naivasha, Kenya for two weeks from 1 April where the final 21-man squad will be selected before leaving for the tournament.

In-form Palermo midfielder Afriyie Acquah and Olympique Marseille forward Jordan Ayew head the list of foreign legions.

Ghana are paired in pool B alongside favourites Cameroon, Nigeria and Gambia.

The tournament runs from 17 April- 2 May and all four semi-finalists will represent the continent at the Fifa World Youth Championship in Colombia later this year.

Ghana squad:

Adade Foli (Ebusua Dwarfs), Akwasi Acheampong (Liberty Professionals), Ibrahim Alhassan (Madina United), Richmond Nketiah (FC Nania)

Rashid Sumaila (Ebusua Dwarfs), Adnan Saeed (Wa All Stars), Karim Alhassan (Hearts of Oak), Paul Aidoo (Berekum Chelsea),

Seidu Shaibu (Wa All Stars), Muniru Abdellah (Unattached), Jacob Kwao (Mighty Jets), Samuel Kyere (Berekum Chelsea),

Ebenezer Otu (Berekum Chelsea), Albert Bruce (Asante Kotoko), Mahatma Otoo (Hearts of Oak), Jordan Ayew (Olympique Marseille), Kelvin Osei (Olympique Marseille).

Kwame Nsor (Metz), Bright Addae (Terrassa FC), James Bissue (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Genoa)

Enoch Ebo Andoh (Benfica), Afriyie Acquah (Palermo), Masawudu Alhassan (Genoa), Gershon Koffie (Vancouver Whitecaps), Daniel Kofi Adjei (Fiorentina).

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