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Eight foreign-based players have been invited to the Ghana men’s under-23 team, the Black Meteors, for the upcoming CAF Under-23 AFCON qualifiers against Algeria.

The group is headlined by Daniel Afriyie Barnieh of FC Zurich and Fatawu Issahaku of Sporting Lisbon and FC Nordsjaelland striker Ernest Nuamah.

Nuamah dominated the headlines this past weekend after scoring a brace in Nordsjaelland’s 2-1 win over Brondby with the second goal a brilliant solo effort.

Former Berekum Chelsea player, Emmanuel Essiam (FC Basel) and Emmanuel Yeboah of CFR Cluj were also handed invites.

The first of the two-legged tie comes off on Friday, March 24 at the Baba Yara Stadium with the return match scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 28.

Emmanuel Yeboah

The winner qualifies to this year’s Under-23 AFCON that is set to be held in Morocco in June; Ghana is attempting to qualify to the Olympic Games for the first time since 2004.

Below is a list of foreign based players called up for the Algeria clash:

Daniel Afriyie Barnieh (FC Zurich, Switzerland)

Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal)

Ernest Nuamah (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark)

Emmanuel Essiam (FC Basel, Switzerland)


Emmanuel Yeboah (CFR Cluj, Romania)

Alex Sarfo (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark)

Salim Adams (FC Cincinnati, USA)

Zubairu Ibrahim (FK Jedinstvo Ub, Serbia)

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