German second-tier side Paderborn striker Bernard Tekpertey have been handed a call up to the Black Meteors ahead of U-23 Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Gabon on March 23.
The attacker joins the list of foreign-based players to have been selected by Black Meteors head coach Ibrahim Tanko for the national assignment.
In a statement released by Paderborn, the team expressed excitement for the call-ups handed to their players.
“We are very pleased with the nominations of our players for national teams of their home countries and all three players have earned this recognition with strong performances in the SCP07 jersey and we wish them good luck for the international matches and hope that they return safely to Paderborn ” Markus Krösche, Paderborn’s Managing Director emphasizes.
The former Schalke man receives his first Ghana U23 call-up despite playing for the senior national team at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.