Le Roy names squad for Niger game

15 years ago

Black Stars head coach, Claude Le Roy has called up his team for the reverse fixture of the African Nations Championship qualifier against Niger.

Le Roy today announced his 22-man squad to begin preparations on Saturday in Kumasi for the return match in Niamey on April 13.

Ghana beat Niger 2-0 in the first leg match of the preliminary round match at the Tamale Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The new tournament is designed by CAF for players who play in the various domestic leagues in Africa.

The first leg win strengthens Ghana’s quest of reaching the first round stage of the qualifying campaign.

The Africa Nations Championships is a new tournament designed by CAF for only home-based players of its member countries and it will hosted by Ivory Coast from the 22nd of February till the 8th of March 2009.

Ghana Team:

Goalkeepers: Abdul Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold) and Joseph Addo (Sekondi Hasaacas)

Defenders: Wakasu Mubarak (AshantiGold) David Addy (Wa All Stars)Richard Manu, Harrison Afful and Prince Anokye (Asante Kotoko) John Boye (Heart of Lions) and Hanan Giwah (Real Tamale United)

Midfielders: Aziz Tetteh (Liberty Professionals) Edmund Owusu-Ansah, Emmanuel Banahene (Heart of Lions) Taufiq Jebril (Hearts of Oak) Ekow Benson (Tema Youth) Jordan Opoku and Francis Akwafo Boateng (Asante Kotoko) and Ekow Andoh (King Faisal)

Strikers: Kofi Nti Boakye (Liberty Professionals) Dominic Adiyah (Heart of Lions) Eric Bekoe (Asante Kotoko) Emmanuel Badu (Berekum Arsenals) Baba Iddi (Kessben FC)