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22.05.2006 Football News

Black Stars beaten by select side

Black Stars beaten by select side
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The Black Stars of Ghana lost 1-0 to an Austrian select side yesterday in a friendly encounter.

Though the Stars are due to play their first high profile friendly against Turkey on Thursday, coach Ratomir Dujkovic assessed the playing levels of his team against a selection of players from four Austrian first division clubs.

The Stars played without captain, Stephen Appiah, Osei Kuffour, Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien.

Dujkovic made wholesale changes to the team in the course of the game.

The Lavanttal select side scored in the 23 minute of the first half through striker, Dvorsak who headed in from a free kick.

Ghana line up: Sammy Adjei/Richard Kingston, John Paintsil/Habib Mohammed, Addoquaye Pappoe/Dan Quaye, Issah Ahmed/Alex Techie Mensah, John Mensah/ Shilla Illiasu, Eric Addo/Hans Adu Sarpei, Otto Addo, Derek Boateng/Yussif Chibsah, Razak Pimpong/Baffour Gyan, Matthew Amoah/Baba Adamu Armando, Haminu Dramani