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08.11.2005 Football News

No Recall For Boateng - GFA

By jfm
No Recall For Boateng - GFA
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The Ghana football association has denied claims in Swedish newspapers that Ghanaian international Derek Boateng has been called up to the Black Stars for next week's friendly against Saudi Arabia.

The agent of the former under-20 star, Patrick Mork, says his client has a big chance to snap up a place in Ghana's world cup squad.

Latest reports in the Swedish media had indicated that the AIK Solna player has been named for the Saudi friendly.

According to the agent, the 22-year-old Derek has time on his side to stake a claim in the Black Stars' team preparing for the world cup in Germany.

"This is Derek's big chance to take a place in the World Cup side," Mork said.

"He is tremendously inspired for the challenge.

"To play at the World Cup is the biggest thing a footballer can do."

Derek Boateng last donned the national colors three years ago as a member of the Black Satellites at the finals of the World youth championships in Argentina. (LIE)

Meanwhile, the Black Stars management team have confirmed the absence of Joe Tex Frimpong for the game on Monday.

The Nigerian-based player is keen to help his club Enyimba win the Coca-Cola FA Cup on Saturday when they take on Lobi Stars.

Aside the FA Cup, Joe Tex is hoping to be crowned as the Most Valuable Player for the season.

The Black Stars striker is among three players nominated for the MVP Award.