Jordan meets Black Satellites teammates

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Jordan Ayew took to the field Thursday afternoon for the first time with his new colleagues in the national U-20 team.

The Olympique Marseille attacker is one of the six foreign-based players called up by Black Satellites coach Orlando Wellington as Ghana prepares for the decisive qualifying match against Benin in Accra on Saturday for the 2011 African Youth Championship.

Jordan, headed straight to training at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra soon after arriving on-board a flight from his base France, Thursday afternoon.

And the 19 year-old, who has two senior caps to his name, could be making his debut for the U-20 team.

Also taking to the pitch at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra are Mahatma Otoo, Afriyie Acquah and Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, all foreign-based players.

Vicenza's Salifu Amidu is expected later this evening but Israeli-based James Bissue has been ruled out of the game due to travel arrangements.

Ghana will host Benin at home after recording an impressive 2-0 first leg win in Cotonou three weeks ago.

Ebo Andoh and Richmond Boakye-Yiadom scored to hand the Black Satellites the initiative ahead of the reverse clash.

Ghana is now just 90 minutes away from sealing a place at the 2011 African Youth Championship finals where the Black Satellites would defend the continental title won in 2009.

Seven teams will qualify for next year's finals along with hosts Libya.