Banahene named in Coach Maxwell Konadu’s 23-man squad


wpid-Ghana-U-20-coach-Maxwell-Konadu.jpgEmmanuel Osei Banahene has earned his debut call- up with the Black Stars ahead of the double- header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers beginning this weekend.

Banahene, 26, is named in Coach Maxwell Konadu’s 23-man squad for the matches against Uganda and Togo respectively.

The Al Orobah striker is seen as a back-up for the fixtures with injuries ruling out captain Asamoah Gyan and Kwadwo Asamoah.

The Black Stars will begin preparation for the matches in Accra on Tuesday, ahead of their trip to Uganda for the penultimate meeting in Kampala on Saturday.

Ghana will round her campaign with Togo on November 19, in Tamale.

The four-time African champions are at the apex of the log with eight points from four outings.

Ghana squad

Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (AshGold), Adams Stephen (Aduana Stars) and Razak Braimah (Mirandes FC, Spain)

Defenders: Yaw Frimpong (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Harrison Afful (Esperance FC, Tunisia), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg, South Africa), Baba Rahman (FC Augsburg, Germany), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), John Boye (Erciyesspor, Turkey), Kwabena Adusei (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa) and Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France)

Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Mubarak Wakaso (Celtic, Scotland), Atsu Christian (Everton, England), Asante Solomon (T.P. Mazembe, DR Congo), Gyimah Edwin (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa), Afriyie Acquah (Parma FC, Italy) Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, France)

Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Lorient, France), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Trabzonspor, Turkey), David Accam (Helsenborg, Sweden), Emmanuel Osei Banahene, (Al Orobah, Saudi Arabia)


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