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14.11.2008 Football News

Trio recalled for Ghana duty

					Trio recalled for Ghana duty

Sarpei has impressed for Ghana Three players who have not played for Ghana's senior national team in recent times have been invited for next week's friendly against Tunisia in Accra.


Germany-based defender Hans Adu Sarpei, Andre Ayew of French club Lorient and Birmingham winger Quincy Owusu Abeyie have been invited.


Sarpei has not played for the Black Stars since falling out with former coach Sellas Tetteh in June but Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac is keen on his return.


Ayew, son of legend Abedi Pele, has not been invited since Ghana finished third at the African Cup of Nations in January but the new coach is impressed with his performance for Lorient.


Owusu-Abeyie was left out of the Black Stars final World Cup qualifier against Lesotho last month after failing to report in time for September's game against Libya.


He has another chance to improve on his disciplinary record otherwise he could be left out in future matches.


Key players Micahel Essien, Sulley Muntari, John Mensah, Asamoah Gyan and Richard Kingston have all been left out as they are recovring from injuries.


The game in Accra serves as a warm-up for the start of the second phase of the World Cup qualifiers in March.


Ghana are in Group Four where they face Benin, Mali and Sudan.



Goalkeepers: Richard Kingson (Birmingham City, England), Goerge Owu(El Masry, Egypt).

Defenders: John Paintsil (Fulham, England), Hans Sarpei (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Samuel Inkoom (Asante Kotoko), Jonathan Mensah (Free State Stars. South Africa), Eric Addo (PSV Eindhoven, Holland), Jonathan Quartey (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa).

Midfielders: Daniel Yeboah (Heart of Lions), Agyemang Badu (Asante Kotoko), Haminu Dramani (Locomotive Moscow, Russia), Stephen Appiah (unattached), Samuel Kyere (Arab Contractors, Egypt), Jordan Opoku (Asante Kotoko), Dede Ayew (Lorient, France), Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (Birmingham, England).

Strikers: Junior Agogo, (Zamalek, Egypt), Matthew Amoah (NAC Breda, Holland), Samuel Yeboah (Hapoel Tel Aviv), Prince Tagoe (Al-Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia).  



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