Kotoko, Hearts players headline local select squad to face Black Stars in farewell match

Jordan Opoku made the local select side, the Dream Team

Jordan Opoku made the local select side, the Dream Team

Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak players dominate a strong local select side to engage the Black Stars in a farewell match ahead of the 2014 World Cup on Friday.

Four players each from Kotoko and Hearts made the 26-man squad that will be coached by Herbert Addo for the exhibition game at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The squad was gathered based on the volume of votes garnered by players in an sms texting competition.

Kwabena Edusei, Jordan Opoku, Abeiku Ainooson and Seidu Bancey made the squad from the Ghanaian Premier League champions.

Philemon McCarthy, Ashittey Ollenu, Winful Cobbinah and Nuru Sulley were the players that made it from Hearts of Oak.

Godfred Saka, Emmanuel Akuoko and Seth Opare are from Aduana Stars while trio Lawrence Lartey, Tijani Joshua and Robert Dabuo were invited from AshantiGold.

Ghana Premier League sensation Augstine Okrah also made the squad likewise Jeremiah Akorful and Attamah Laerweh from Tema Youth.

Experienced goalkeeper George Owoo also made the 26-man squad that will be unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday.

The team’s training program and lodging plans will also be announced at the media briefing to take place at the media centre of the Accra Sports Stadium.

The farewell match which is organized by Primeval Consult offers Ghanaians a chance to see the Black Stars in action before they head out to the Netherlands to intensify their preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Squad:

Kwabena Adusei, Abeiku Ainooson, Jordan Opoku and Seidu Bancey (Asante           Kotoko), Robert Dabuo, Lawrence Lartey and Joshua Tijani (AshGold), Philemon McCarthy, Nuru Sulley, Ashitey Ollenu and Winful Cobbinah (Hearts of Oak), Godfred Saka, Emmanuel Akuoku and Seth Opare (Aduana Stars), Jeremiah Arkorful, Attamah Larweh and Abdul Latif (Tema Youth), Nicholas Oijer and Augustine Ocran (Bechem United), Bright Adjei, Michael Mensah and Stephen Nyarko (WA All Stars), Mustapha Issaka andn Issah Mumuni (Dreams FC), Ahmed Nyame (All Blacks) and George Owoo (Sekondi Hasaacas).

Coach: Herbert Addo.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Viper says:

    Apart from the defenders,none of the CHAN players should be selected,the midfielders and strikers were awful.

  2. sage says:

    Awww,so dis one too no Robin Gnagne?Was really looking forward to see dis chap facing de Black Stars Strikers

  3. Blaq says:

    Oh phobia is robin a Ghanian

  4. Ijahman says:

    Why this match? Lets be careful the players don’t get injured before the tournament proper.

  5. Sage says:

    Did dey specify by distinguishing Ghanaians and dat of foreigners in de local league?I thought dey said any player at all

  6. wilson says:

    i didn’t see asiedu attobrah.
    so attamah & jeremiah are in this country? i have faith in these players than boye, & rashid

  7. James says:

    Poor selected side, at least those dropped during CHAN should have a feel of de game. To me arguably Joshua otoo is de best left back Ghana have and talking of de black stars i knw his time will come. My plead to GFA stop destroying talents in gh with money. Wa all stars Joshua otoo has power,pace and technically gifted with free kicks more than tema youth jeremiah akorful. Go to you tube and watch Joshua otoo the left full back.