By John Kwesi Arthur
Football writer kick442.com-Ghana
The Black Satellites of Ghana jets off today, Saturday February 13, 2021 to Mauritania to honour the 2021 African Youth Championship.
A delegation made up of 26 players, 9 technical team officials and the management team left Accra on Saturday to Nouadhibou where Ghana will be based.
Ghana’s Black Satellites are in Group C where they are pitched against Morocco, Tanzania and The Gambia.
Coach Karim Zito’s side will face off with Tanzania in their opening match on Tuesday February 16 before squaring off with Morocco and Gambia in subsequent group matches.
The Black Satellites qualified for the competition after reaching the final of the Wafu Zone B U-20 Cup of Nations in Benin where they went on to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in the final to win the trophy.
Ghana won the U20 AFCON in 1993, 1999 and 2009 where they went on to win the World Cup after beating Brazil in an epic penalty shoot-out in the final of the tournament staged in Egypt.
The tournament is taking place from February 14- March 6.
Below are the players and the technical team who made the trip to Mauritania:
1. William Emmanuel Essu
2. Philemon Baffour
3. Benjamin Aloma
4. Nathaniel Adjei
5. Frank Kwabena Assinki
6. Emmanuel Essiam
7. Mathew Cudjoe Anim
8. Sampson Agyapong
9. Percious Boah
10. Daniel Afriyie Barnieh
11. Mohammed Sulemana
12. David Kudjo
13. Patrick Mensah
14. Ivan Anokye Mensah
15. Ofori McCarthy
16. Appiah Kubi
17. Eric Ansu Appiah
18. Samuel Koshie Agbenyega
19. Danlad Ibrahim
20. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku
21. Samuel Abbey-Ashie Quaye
22. Frank Boateng
23. Emmanuel Agyemang Duah
24. Uzair Alhassan
25. Joseph Barnes
Mr Mark Addo -GFA Vice Chairman
Other members of the Technical Team are:
Abdul Karim Zito – Head Coach
Evans Adortey – assistant coach
Jerry Asare – Goalkeepers Trainer
Philimon Mensah – Team Doctor
Ray Ricky Romeo – Physical Trainer
Gilbert Yankson – Physiotherapist
Mohammed Asamoah – Welfare Officer
Ishmael Hamidu – Equipment Officer
The GFA has also named a Management Committee for the team,
Randy Abbey – Chairman
Alhaji Abu Alhassan – Member
Samuel Anim Addo
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