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Augustine Okrah reacts to Black Stars call up

By Vincent Ashitey
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Bechem United forward Augustine Okrah has been called up to the Black Stars after Otto named his side for the AFCON qualifiers and pre-World Cup friendlies.

The 28-year-old has been outstanding for the Hunters since prior to the start of the season.

Okrah and Hearts of Oak's Daniel Afriyie Barnieh are the only local players to be included in the list.

The Bechem United forward who has scored 13 goals in the league, four in the FA Cup reacted to news on Twitter.

Coach Otto Addo on Thursday called up thirty-three players for next week’s TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote D’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers against Madagascar and the Central African Republic.

READ ALSO: Otto Addo names Black Stars squad for AFCON qualifiers, four-nation tourney

The Black Stars will also take part in a 4-nation tournament that features Japan, Chile and Tunisia as part of the build up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in November.

Captain Andre Ayew who missed the World Cup playoffs against Nigeria has returned to the squad after serving his two-match suspension.

Also, returning to the squad are Mubarak Wakasso, Jonathan Mensah and Kamaldeen Sulemana. The three players have not featured for the Black Stars since the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Accra Hearts of Oak’s Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Bechem United’s Augustine Okrah have also been included in the squad.

Ghana will take on Madagascar on Wednesday, June 1 before taking on Central African Republic four days later. With the World Cup around the corner, Otto Addo will lead his charges to a four-nation tournament in Japan as part of preparations towards the FIFA World Cup.