Starlets prepare for England

15 years ago

Members of Ghana’s junior national team, the Black Starlets, would regroup for an international friendly against England’s Under-18 team next month.

An 18-member playing squad has been called up to begin preparations at the national camp, the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram.

The invitation by the English FA would see the Black Starlets play the young Three Lions away on November 20 at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium.

Ghana managed a last four place in the recent FIFA Under-17 World Cup hosted by South Korea whilst their host for the friendly made it to the round of eight at the same competition, their best ever placing in the youth tournament.

The game against the English would be the first for the team since missing out of a bronze medal in the third place game at the World Cup two months ago.

Players called up:

Joseph Addo and Isaac Donkor - Sekondi Hasaacas, Francis Boadi - Great Olympics, Abdulai Seidu - Samreka, Enoch Adu -Liberty Professionals, Abeiku Quansah - Windy Professionals, Tetteh Nortey - African United, Paul Addo - Fair Point, Ransford Osei - Kessben, Prince Gyimah - Berekum Arsenals, Baba Sampana - Shelter Force, Eric Opoku -Corners Babies, Meisuna Alhassan - Wise Fighters. The rest are Philip Bempong and Abdul Naza Alhassan - Maxbees, Ishmael Yartey and Richard Mpong - Gamba All Blacks, Daniel Opare and Sadick Adams - AshantiGold, Robert Dabuo - Wa All Stars, Kelvin Bossman of Reading (England).