Midfielders Ashimeru, Aboagye get debut Black Stars call up ahead of Sudan clash
Black Stars head coach, CK Akonnor, has handed late call ups to midfielders Majeed Ashimeru, Clifford Aboagye, and Afriyie Acquah.
Reports say Asante Kotoko right-back, Christopher Nettey, and Bechem United’s teenage striker, Prince Adu Kwabena, are all on the roll call of debutants.
The late call is to replace some key players of the team who pulled out of the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers due to various reasons.
Ghana will face Sudan on Thursday, November 12 in Cape Coast before flying to Khartoum for the reverse fixture on November 17 but the team is set to miss the service of Thomas Partey, Mubarak Wakaso, Harrison Afful, Baba Iddrisu, and Jeremy Leweling.
The Black Stars lead the Group with 6 points after wins against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in the opening 2 games.
It’s the first call up for Ashimeru, 23, and Aboagye, 25, the former having had a good start to the season with Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg, playing in the Champions League while the latter is on loan at Mexican side Club Tijuana in the Mexican top Division where he has made 9 appearances in the 2020 season.
Acquah meanwhile, is returning to the Ghana squad for the first time since AFCON 2019. He has been in superb form for the Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor and scored in their 2-0 win of Denizlispor on Sunday.
Nettey had an impressive start to his career at Asante Kotoko, becoming a mainstay in the right-back position for Maxwell Konadu’s men in the truncated 2019/2020 season, having joined the Porcupine Warriors on loan from Attram de Visser Academy.
Adu Kwabena, 16, scored 8 goals for Bechem United last season and caught the eyes of many football fans with his dazzling performances.