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National camp buzzing
Date: 24-Apr-2007       
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The training pitches at the national camp in Prampram gets busy as various national teams assemble to prepare for their international commitments.

Two male national sides, the Black Starlets and the Black Satellites will be joining two female sides - Black Princesses and the newly formed female Under-14 team currently in camp.

On Tuesday, the junior national team, the Black Starlets after participation in African Junior Championship in March 2007 resume preparations for the World Cup in August.

Ghana, two-time World champions qualified for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be hosted by South Korea after clinching bronze at the African Junior Championship.

Black Starlets team coach, Fred Osam Duodu and his backroom staff will be taking to the fields on Wednesday to commence preparations with some 30 selected players after over a month’s regeneration period.

Black Starlets squad:

Abraham Hoenyedzi (Ken Harrison Babies) Owusu Ansah Stephen (AshantiGold) Paul Addo (Fair Point) Emmanuel Anarfi, Gibson Tweneboah and Godslove Samabair (Datus Academy) Benjamin Owusu (Arsenals) Fuseini Mohammed (All for Christ Academy) Abdul Aziz Yusif (Mighty Jets) Adu Kofi Enoch (Liberty Professionals) Ransford Osei (Kessben FC) Ismeal Yartey (All Blacks) Pero Gwala (Catholic Stars) Meisuna Alhassan (Eleven Wise) Asamoah Nathaniel (Subway) Eric Opoku (Corners Babies) David Dadzie (Nungua United) Moses Otiboe, Simon Martey and Kodwo Amofa (International Allies) Naza Abdul Alhassan and Philip Boampong (Maxbees) Dzifa Appiah (Chelsea) Alhassan Yahaya (Peace Academy) Robert Dabou (Wa All Stars) Joseph Kyea (Tarkwa Real United) Samuel Ayisi (Seven United) Abdulai Seidu (Semereka) Akwasi Pepra (Goldstar) and Samuel Nii Aryee Armah (St. Mirren)

The Black Starlets would be joined by their senior colleagues, the Under-20 team, the Black Satellites on Monday who also gather to prepare for the Toulon football festival in France.

The National Under-20 side would be assembling in camp after the premier league season comes to an end on Sunday.

Black Satellites coach, Sulley Mohammed has named a 26-man team dominated mostly by players in the premiership with only two from the division one league making the squad.

This year's participation by Ghana in the eight-nation competition will be her second appearance at the tournament.

The 35th edition of the International Tournament of Toulon kicks off on May 31 and rounds up on June 9.

Ghana and Ivory Coast are the only African nations participating in the eight-nation tournament.

Ghana has been paired in Group B together with Japan, Holland and Portugal for the biggest youth football competition in Europe.

While Ivory Coast joins Germany, China and France in Group A.

Black Satellites squad:

Eric Bekoe, Alhaji Sulemana, Osei Banahene, John Boye (Hearts of Lions) Solomon Addy, Mubarak Wakasu, Alhaji Sanni (AshantiGold) Patrick Antwi, Felix Baffoe, Sheriff Dan-ladi (Liberty Professionals) Mark Adu-Amofa, Douglas Nkrumah, Kwame Obeng-Darko (Asante Kotoko) Louis Quainoo, Yahaya Mohammed (Tema Youth) Samuel Enzemaba, Seidu Yahaya (Real Sportive) Samad Oppong (King Faisal) Yaw Frimpong, Samuel Anefi (Feyenoord) Fredrick Quaison (Hasaacas) Isaac Ackon (All Blacks) Sulemana Abubakar (Hearts of Oak) Wilson Andoh (Bofoakwa Tano) Nasir Gafaru (Mine Stars) and Nurudeen Ali (Nsoatreman f/c)
Source: Ghanafa.org

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