Meteors line up for Team Melli

17 years ago

The male Olympic team have a tall order to climb as they step into the shoes of the Black Stars for Thursday’s international friendly against Iran.

Aside using the game as a build up for the up-coming 9th All Africa Games slated for Algiers, the Black Meteors would need to win in other to swell Ghana’s points on the FIFA World ranking table as the game is labelled an international ‘A’ fixture. Ghana presently lies 19th on the ranking table.

The game which comes up at the Azadi stadium in Tehran would be 29 years since Ghana last played the Iranians at the same venue in a game that the Black Stars lost 3-0.

And the Black Meteors would need to turn around the tide for Ghana.

The Black Meteors stepped in for the senior side since Ghana had cancelled all engagements until August for the Black Stars who are not involved in any major qualifying campaign.

Ghana’s 18-man playing squad selected by Black Meteors coach, Cecil Jones Attuquayefio includes Greek-based Bernard Kumordzi of Panionios.

Iran's Team Melli line up for the game against Ghana as part of their preparations for next months Asian Cup Tournament to be jointly hosted in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.