02.10.2020 Football News

There Will Be New Faces In Black Stars Squad For Afcon Qualifiers - GFA Boss Hints

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku
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President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku

President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku, has hinted that there will be new faces at the Black Stars for the Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] qualifiers against Sudan in November.

The hierarchy of the Football Association are in talks to convince European born Ghanaian players to switch nationality and play for the Black Stars.

The FA have already held talks with Eddie Nketiah, Tariq Lamptey among other players to consider playing for the West African country.

Bur Mr Okraku in an interview with 3sports said they are trying as much as possible to get every player qualified to represent Ghana onto their database for the technical handlers to choose from, adding there is the possibility of seeing new faces in November.

“Our key responsibility is to scout everywhere in the world to look for Ghanaian players, put together their data and hand over such data to the technical directorate”, he said.

“We are following every talent you may have seen on the screens, but obviously, we can’t have access to everybody.

“We have a wonderful team, there are good players in the current squad. We want to make the squad even more competitive, for whichever reason we want to have players beyond the shores of Ghana.”

“I’m sure if we assemble again in November for a competitive game, you will see a few faces coming through.

“Already C. K Akonnor has called up to Alexander Djiku who is a Ghanaian but lives in France, he is very competitive and I’m sure he will add value to our national team,” he added.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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