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27.12.2005 Football News

Black Stars leave today

By Raymond-Radio B.A.R
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The Black Stars will leave Accra today, December 27 for the team's three-week camping tour of Tunisia in preparation for the African Nations Cup.

A contingent of six local players and four foreign-based players will make the trip.

The six locals include goalkeepers George Owu and Philemon McCarthy as well as the Asante Kotoko pair of Issa Ahmed and Aziz Ansah.

The others include Hamza Mohammed and Prince Tagoe.

The four foreign-based players making the trip are Laryea Kingston, Dramani Haminu, Francis Dickoh (given go ahead by Danish club)and Joe Tex Frimpong whose domestic championships have currently ended.

With the bulk of the players not joining the team till late January, there are concerns Ghana might not be able to raise a team for its first friendly agains! t the Pharaohs of Egypt.

However, the GFA remains confident they would have the numbers they require for the January 5 tie.

Ghana coach, Ratomir Dujkovic and his technical team maintained the chunk of players used for Ghana's World Cup qualification for next year's African Nations Cup.

The Serbian was the first to name his squad for next month's African Cup of Nations to be hosted by Egypt beginning January 20 to the 10 February.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers:

Sammy Adjei (Mohadon Sports Ashdod, Israel), George Owu(AshantiGold, Ghana), Philemon McCarthy(Fetteh Feyenoord, Ghana)

Defenders:

Addoquaye Pappoe(Ashdod Tel-Aviv, Israel) John Painstil(Ashdod Tel-Aviv, Israel) John Mensah(Cremonese, Italy) Issa Ahmed(Asante Kotoko, Ghana)Aziz Ansah(Asante Kotoko, Ghana) Abubakari Yakubu(Vitesse Arnheim, Holland) and Dan Edusei(Egaleo, Greece)Sammy Osei Kuffour(AS Roma, Italy) Francis Dickoh(Nordsjaelland fc, Denmark)

Midfield! ers:

Stephen Appiah(Fenerbache, Turkey) Michael Essien(Chelsea, England) Haminu Dramani(Red Star Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro) Hamza Mohammed(Real Tamale United, Ghana) Laryea Kingston(Terek Gronzy, Russia) and Sulley Ali Muntari(Udinese, Italy)

Attackers:

Asamoah Gyan(Modena, Italy) Godwin Attram(Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia) Joe Tex Frimpong(Enyimba, Nigeria) and Matthew Amoah, Vittese Arnheim, Holland), Prince Tagoe(Accra Hearts of Oak)

Dujkovic however named six players as being on standby.

They are: Baba Armando(Krylia Sovetov, Russia) Baffour Gyan(Dynamo Moscow, Russia) Patrick Agyemang(Preston Northend, England)Louis Agyemang(Kaiser Chiefs, South Africa) Alex Tachie Mensah(St Gallen) and Illiasu Alhassan(King Faisal,Ghana)

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