Ghana names squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup
New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) India's Group A opponents and title contenders Ghana have named a strong 21-man squad for next month's FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
The Black Starlets boss Paa Kwesi Fabin has strengthened his squad with seven new players who were not part of their campaign in the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon.
Among the squad are seven players from Ghana Premier League clubs with the rest of them playing for lower tier sides.
Ghana, two-time champions at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1991 and 1995, are looking to end their 22-year trophy drought in a tricky group. They are placed in Group A along with hosts India, Colombia and United States of America.
They play their first group match against Colombia in the tournament opener on October 6 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
This will be Ghana's ninth appearance in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and are one of the favourites considering their performance in the CAF qualifiers.
Besides the two titles, they have finished runners-up twice (1993 and 1997) while finishing third in the 1999 edition.
The Ghana Squad:
Goalkeepers: Ibrahim Danlad, Michael Acquaye, Kwame Aziz.
Defenders: Najeeb Yakubu, Gideon Mensah, Bismark Terry Owusu, Edmund Arko-Mensah, Abdul Razak Yusif, Gideon Acquah, Rashid Alhassan, John Otu.
Midfielders: Isaac Gyamfi, Gabriel Leveh, Ibrahim Sulley, Mohammed Kudus, Emmanuel Toku, Mohammed Iddriss.
Strikers: Eric Ayiah, Richard Danso, Mohammed Aminu, Ibrahim Sadiq