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Le Roy calls up 23 players to camp 5/12/2008

Claude Le Roy calls up a 23-man squad for Ghana’s reverse fixture match of the African Nations Championship against Togo.

The local Black Stars play the Hawks on the weekend of 16-18 May as both nations attempt to reach the ultimate round of the qualifying campaign for the maiden tournament.

The team would gather at the Mariset Plaza Hotel in Osu – in the capital Accra – on Monday at 10:00am to begin preparations for the second leg game.

Le Roy has handed Mama Atta Otoo of Division One side, St Mirren his debut call up to the team.

The midfielder becomes the second player from Ghana’s second tier to receive an invitation by the Frenchman.

Also on the list is Samuel Mantey, another Division One League player with Seven United.

Liberty Professionals youngster, Salifu Latif, who passed the opportunity to join the team in camp for the first leg match has been called up again.

A win for the Black Stars will see Ghana progress to the ultimate round of qualifiers after beating Togo 2-0 in the first leg match at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

With Togo serving a home ban for crowd troubles in the build to the 2008 Nations Cup qualifiers, the Hawks would relocate to Ivory Coast, their adopted home to host Ghana in the return fixture.

The Africa Nations Championships is a new tournament designed by CAF for only home-based players of its member countries.

Ivory Coast will host the maiden competition from the 22nd of February till the 8th of March 2009.

Ghana team:

Joseph Addo (Hasaacas), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold) and Ernest Sowah (Tema Youth)

Prince Anokye and Harrison Afful (Asante Kotoko), John Boye (Heart of Lions), Hanan Gyiwah (Real Tamale United), David Addy (Wa All Stars) and Kofi Agyare (Kessben FC), Ebo Andoh (King Faisal)

Edmund Owusu-Ansah (Heart of Lions), Jordan Opoku and Francis Akwafo (Asante Kotoko), Ekow Benson (Tema Youth), Taufiq Jebril (Hearts of Oak), Mama Atta Otoo (St Mirren) Samuel Mantey (Seven United)

Salifu Latif (Liberty Professionals), Eric Bekoe (Asante Kotoko), Osei Banahene and Dominic Adiyah (Heart of Lions), Agyemang Badu (Berekum Arsenal) Baba Iddi (Kessben FC)


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