Black Meteors Management Committee Chairman, Frederick Acheampong has revealed the technical team’s readiness to assemble the best talents for the U-23 AFCON slated for Morocco next month.
With just a month to the start of the tournament, Coach Ibrahim Tanko is set to name his final squad and begin a non-residential camping before the competition kicks off.
Speaking to Citi Sports in an exclusive interview, Frederick Acheampong highlighted the importance of parading the best set of players to represent Ghana at the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco in a quest to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The coaches have been monitoring the players, especially those with the Black Stars who are eligible to play for the Meteors.
As many as those who are eligible and are good, position wise, the coach will invite them for the national team.
We could find some players in the Black Stars playing in several positions and we might not be able to invite all of them to the Meteors.
Between the coaches and ourselves, we know our aim and we know our targets, we are looking for quality, and so those who are available would be called to help us qualify.
Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s last call-up for the final hurdle of qualifiers against Algeria had four players [Danlad Ibrahim, Fatawu Issahaku, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Felix Afena Gyan] who had stints with the senior national team, the Black Stars.
Afena Gyan, who plies his trade with Italian outfit, Cremonese, was the only player to opt out of the Meteors squad citing his unreadiness to feature for the Black Meteors.
Ghana is hoping to pick up a slot in the next Olympic Games which will be staged in Paris.
The Black Meteors have been paired with host nation Morocco, Congo and Guinea in Group A.
Ghana will play Congo in their first game on June 25, 2023 before taking on Guinea and Morocco in the other Group matches.