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U23 AFCON Q: Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko calls up ten foreign-based players ahead of Gabon clash

By Michael Duah
U23 AFCON Q: Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko calls up ten foreign-based players ahead of Gabon clash
U23 AFCON Q: Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko calls up ten foreign-based players ahead of Gabon clash

Black Meteors head coach Ibrahim Tanko has reportedly invited ten foreign-based players to strengthen his squad ahead of their 2019 U23 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Gabon.

Ghana will play host to Gabon in the first leg of the qualifiers at Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, March 23. 

Tanko began preparations in February at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence ahead of the crucial with 24 of the local-based players. 

According to media reports, the former deputy FC Koln trainer has included ten foreign-based players to bolster the squad for the match.

The reports indicate that Yaw Yeboah who was a key cog for the side in the victory against Togo in the first round of the qualifiers against has been called-up.

St Gallen duo Majeed Ashimeru and Musah Nuhu have also been handed call-ups following their swashbuckling performances in the Swiss Super League.

The invited players are expected to land in Ghana between March 15 and 18.

Check the full list of the ten invited players below;

Benjamin Tetteh (Sparta Prague, Czech Republic), Isaac Twum (IK Start, Norway), Kwabena Owusu (Salamanca CF, Spain), Musah Nuhu (FC St. Gallen, Switzerland), Majeed Ashimeru (FC St. Gallen, Switzerland), Kingsley Fobi (UD Ibiza, Spain), Yaw Yeboah (CD Numancia, Spain), Joseph Paintsil (KRC Genk, Belgium), Gideon Mensah (SK Sturm Graz, Austria) and Osman Bukari (AS Trencin, Slovakia).

This year's edition of the U23 Africa Nations Cup will be staged between November 5 and 22 in Egypt.

The tournament will determine which three African teams will compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Tokyo.

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