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24.03.2009 Sports News

Benin name crack team for Ghana


Benin coach Michel Dussuyer has named a crack side to face Ghana in Sunday's 2010 World Cup qualifier in Kumasi.

The Frenchman will have all his key players for the game as France-based duo of Stephane Sessgnon and Maiga Abou as well as prolific forward Razak Omotoyossi were named for the game.

The three players who were instrumental in their advance to the second phase of the qualifiers will be augmented at the Baba Yara Stadium by several players from the lower league in France.

The coach also named only two home-based players to face the Black Stars in Group D of the qualifiers for the tournament to be held in South Africa.

Djokoue Patrice of plays for Requins while Salomon Junior is player of the Benin National University team.

The Squirrels are expected to arrive in Arrive on Thursday and will be flown directly to Kumasi where the game will be played.

The clash will be the first meeting between the two sides since Ghana beat Benin 4-2 in the finals of the Zenith Four Nation tourney in Accra in November 2007.

Squad
Goalkeepers: Djidonou Yoann (FC Red Star 93, France), Tardieu Beno=EEt (US Albi, France,)

Defenders: Adenon Khaled (Le Mans UC 72, France), Adjamossi Anicet (Racing Ferrol, Spain), Agnide Moustapha (Quimper CFC, France), Chrysostome Damien (FC Metz, France), Glele John (Apep Pitsilia, France), Johnson Reda (Amiens SC, France), Salomon Junior (Benin National University)

Midfielders: Ahoueya Jocelyn (FC Sion, Switzerland), Angan Pascal (WAC Casablanca, Morocco), Boco Romuald (Sligo Rovers, Ireland) Djokoue Patrice (Requins), Kobena Nouhoum (AC Djoliba, Mali) Koukou Djiman (Soleil, France), Olou Oscar (FC Rouen, France), Tchomogo Seidah (East Riffa, Bahrain)

Attackers: Sessegnon Stephane (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Omotoyossi Razak (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Pote Mickael (Clermont Foot, France), Maiga Abou (US Creteil, France)

For more Ghana football news visit www.ghanasoccernet.com

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