Ghana U20 to play Parma on Saturday

Published on: 11 November 2011

Ghana's Under-20 will play Serie A side Parma on Saturday in a friendly match at the Stadio Tardini.

The Black Satellites arrived in Parma on Thursday and trained that evening at the club's training centre with 20 players.

The team, handled by experienced coach Oti Akenten, continued preparations on Friday.

Rennes midfielder Kamal Issah and Goalkeeper Karim Mumuni, who plays for fourth-tier Italian side Coriano, are the only foreign-based professionals with the team.

Locally-based players including New Edubiase United duo Moro Ibrahim and Mumuni Abubakar; Jacob Appau (Medeama) and Akwesi Adu (Bechem United) will be available for selection.

Parma's squad will comprise fringe players of the first team.

Ghana lost 3-0 to Italy's Under-20 team on Wednesday in a friendly played at the Stadio Communale di Viterbo.