Ghana U20 leave for Europe tour with 24 locally-based players
Ghana Under-20 coach Sellas Tetteh has selected 24 players for their pre-African Youth Championship training tour of Europe.
The Black Satellites will leave Accra on Wednesday night to Novara, Italy-where they will train for five before spending ten days in Catalunya, Spain.
Ghana have lined up team test matches against youth teams of AC Milan and Barcelona to ascertain their battle readiness.
The squad will be cut down to 21 for the tournament in Algeria before their opening Group A match against Egypt on March 16.
The Satellites will also face Benin and the hosts Algeria.
The four semi-finalists at the tournament will represent Africa at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey in June.
At the last African Championships in South Africa, the Black Satellites, then defending champions failed to progress from the Group stage.
Ghana Under-20 squad:
Goalkeepers : Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko), Micheal Sai (Berekum Chelsea) Eric Ofori-Antwi (Amidaus)
Defenders : Jeremiah Arkorful ( Tema Youth) Richmond Nketiah (Medeama) Lawrence Lartey (AshantiGold) Ahmed Adams (Berekum Chelsea) Kofi Koomson (Amidaus) Joseph Attamah Larweh (Tema Youth), Prince bell Addico
Midfielders: Seidu Salifu and Emmanuel Gyamfi (Wa All Stars) Moses Odjer and Derrick Mensah (Tema Youth) Micheal Anaba (Asante Kotoko), Kwame Boahene and Kennedy Ashia (Liberty) Jacob Appau (Medeama), Clifford Aboagye
Strikers : Francis Narh (Tema Youth) Ebenezer Assifuah (Liberty) Ollenu Ashittey (Heart of Oak), Ebenezer Ofori (New Edubiase), Baba Mensah