Ghana’s Black Meteors Ibrahim Tanko has requested for three Black Stars players to bolster his squad for the DR Congo clash for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations for U-23.
Ghana will play the Congolese team for a place in the next U23 Africa Cup of Nations tournament for four teams to make it to the 2024 Olympics games.
A 2-1 win in Maputo and a Sylvester Simba and Daniel Afriyie-Barniah penalty goal in Kumasi ensured Tanko’s side progressed to the next stage.
The Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko has requested for the best players available and those who qualify to play for the team to be involved against DR Congo including these three Black Stars players.
“Every player who is playing outside the country and is a Ghanaian qualifies for this team why not”, he said at the post-match conference at the Baba Yara Stadium.
“We want what is best for the country. It is not only about the local players but the foreign players. We just want to have a very good side both foreign and local. There is going to be a mix and hope we qualify to the AFCON”. “We have Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Felix Afena-Gyan, Kamaldeen Sulemana and they all qualify for this team. Those who played in the Ghana U20 are also there”.
Ghana hasn’t been to the competition since 2004 in Athens.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter