The Ghana U-17 national team has kicked off its final phase of its preparations for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 as the team travelled to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates yesterday.
Head coach Paa Kwasi Fabin has called up 25 players to the preliminary squad which will be cut to 21 for the tournament in India from October 6 to 28, 2017. Most of the players were part of the Ghana U-17 squad which finished runners-up at the CAF African U-17 Championship in Gabon earlier this year.
The “Black Starlets” will play a number of friendly matches during their camp in Abu Dhabi.
Ghana will face Colombia in their Group A opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on October 6, before they take on the United States (October 9,) and hosts India (October 12) at the same venue.
GHANA U-17 PRELIMINARY SQUAD
Kwame Aziz (Mandela Soccer Academy), Michael Acquaye (WAFA), Stephen Sarkodie (Right to Dream)
Gideon Acquah (Bofoakwa), Kingsley Owusu (Still Believe), Bismark Terry Owusu (Mandela Soccer Academy), John Otu (Still Believe), Inusa Adams (WAFA), Francis Boateng (WAFA), Gideon Mensah (Right to Dream)
Mohammed Iddriss (Cheetah), Edmund Ako Mensah (Wa All Stars), Rudolph Blagogee (FC Mamobi), Jamal Haruna (WAFA), Evans Sarfo (Asokwa Deportivo), Ibrahim Siddick (Right To Dream), Abu Francis (Right to Dream), Isaac Antah (Accra Young Wise)
Eric Ayiah (Charity Stars), Ibrahim Sulley (New Life FC), Kwadwo Poku (Attram D’Visser Academy), Samuel Mone Andoh (Zein FC), Nathaniel Opoku Onyina (Sporting Club), Aminu Mohammed (WAFA), Kelvin Owusu (Right to Dream)