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May 28, 2001 | Sports News

Kuffour out of Ghana Nations Cup qualifier

Kuffour out of Ghana Nations Cup qualifier

European Cup winner Samuel Osei Kuffour will again miss international duty with Ghana as caretaker coach Fred Osman Duodo turned to domestic talent in his squad for Sunday' s African Nations Cup qualifier in Zimbabwe.

Kuffour was a member of the Bayern Munich team that won the Champions League last week but has not played in Ghana's last three matches since the World Cup qualifying defeat in Sudan in February.

There are seven foreign-based players in the squad, including a return for PSV Eindhoven defender Eric Addo after a long injury lay-off.

Ghana lead the standings in group six of the Nations Cup qualifiers by just a point from the Zimbabweans.


Goalkeepers: Sammy Adjei (Hearts of Oak), Osei Boateng (Asante Kotoko), James Nanor (Hearts of Oak).

Defenders: Kenneth Ababio (Goldfields), Eric Addo (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), Yaw Amankwah Mireku (Hearts of Oak), Kofi Amoaku (Goldfields), George Essilfie (Accra Great Olympics), Hamza Mohamed (Real Tamale United), Jacob Nettey (Hearts of Oak), Princeton Owusu-Ansah (Goldfields), Godfrey Yeboah (Asante Kotoko).

Midfielders: Godwin Ablordey (Asante Kotoko), Otto Addo (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Lawrence Adjei (Asante Kotoko), Joe Ansah (Hearts of Oak), Stephen Appiah (Parma, Italy), Hans Sarpei (MSV Duisburg, Germany), Charles Taylor, Adjah Tetteh (both Hearts of Oak).

Strikers: Awudu Adama (Dawu Youngsters), Charles Amoah (Sturm Graz, Austria), Kwame Ayew (Yimpas Yozgatspor, Turkey), Isaac Boakye (Goldfields), Nana Arhin Duah (Goldfields), Emmanuel Duah (Uniao Leiria, Portugal), Nana Frimpong (Asante Kotoko), Issah Mohammed (Hasaacas).


By: FRANCIS TAWIAH , quot-img-1