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Ghana's African Youth Championship opponents Benin arrive in Algeria

Kouadio Konan (R) of the Ivory Coast's vies with Benin's Raimi Kola on August 12, 2012 at the Robert champroux Stadium in Abidjan during the African Cup of Nations Junior's 2013 elimination round.

Kouadio Konan (R) of the Ivory Coast’s vies with Benin’s Raimi Kola on August 12, 2012 at the Robert champroux Stadium in Abidjan during the African Cup of Nations Junior’s 2013 elimination round.

Ghana’s African Youth Championship Group opponents Benin arrived in Algeria on Wednesday from their pre-tournament camping base in Marseille.

The Young Squirrels have moved city of Ain Temouchent where they will be based for their Group A matches.

During their training camp in, France, they drew 1-1 with the U19 team OGC Nice and beat the youth team of AC Arles-Avignon 1-0.

Benin coach Ulrich Alohoutadé’s final 21-man squad includes 19 locally-based players and two foreign-based youngsters- one in Mali and the other in the United States.

Benin will face hosts Algeria in the tournament’s opener on Saturday before engaging the Black Satellites in their next match.

Benin’s 21-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Saturnin Allagbe (ASPAC), Steev Glodjinon (USS Krake), Harriston Hessou (Dragons FC)

Defenders: Dine Koupkere (USS Krake), Nabil Yarou (ASPAC), Frederic Hounkponou (AS Oussou Saka), Adjai Femi (JA Plateau), Lazadi Fousseni (ASPAC), Antonin Kassa (ASPAC)

Midfielders: Jerome Bonou (Eleven creators), Tchato Giscard (Mogas 90 FC), Mama Seïbou (USS Krake), Tokoumbo Bamidele (JAP), Kola Raimi (Eleven Designers, Mali), David Djigla (Eleven Creators), Daniel gbenga (Avrankou FC)

Strikers: Ezekiel Okotou (Akanke FC), Jacques Bessan (USS Krake), Antonin Oussou (AS Oussou Saka), Ulrich Quenum (Eleven Creators, Mali), Wallis Debourou (St. Francis University, USA)

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