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Confirmed: Black Stars Coach Otto Addo Invites Two Local Players For Cup Of Nations Qualifiers

Two local players have been invited into the Senior National team Black Stars of Ghana. Bechem United’s winger Augustine Okrah and Accra Hearts of Oak's marksman Daniel Afriyie Barnieh have been included in the squad for next month’s Nations Cup qualifiers against Madagascar and Central African Republic.

Coach Otto Addo and his henchmen handed a call up to thirty-three players for the upcoming assignment but included only two local players. 

Augustine Okrah has been in a sensational form for Bechem United this season, scoring relevant goals at home and away. His goals and overall output have won him admiration among the football fraternity in Ghana. He kept Bechem United competitive as they occupied the second spot at some point, in the ongoing campaign. On many occasions, Augustine Okrah managed to conjure magic to rescue the Bechem-based team from losing. In their game against Karela United at home, Augustine Okrah rose to the occasion and pulled parity for his side, after Karela United had taken the lead. In their games against giants Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko, Augustine Okrah did not disappoint as he became a thorn in the flesh of defenders. His speed, skills and eyes for goals have been earmarked as prudent for the Senior National team.

Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, on his part, remains a linchpin for Accra Hearts of from last season throughout this season. The forward is known for his speed and precision in terms of goal scoring. He continues to be a reliable forward for the defending league champions whenever they surge. His goals have saved the club in innumerable occasions. Daniel Afriyie Barnieh was an instrumental figure when Accra Hearts of Oak clinched treble last season, maintaining same form in the last few months. For months, many have called for his inclusion based on his output for his club on the domestic scene.

Augustine Okrah and Daniel Afriyie Barnieh are expected to make an impact when given the chance at the senior level. They can make a huge case for their colleagues depending on their abilities to excel if given a playing time. 

Black Stars of Ghana will take on Madagascar on Wednesday, June 1, before engaging Central African Republic four days later. As part of preparations for the global football competition, Black Stars are scheduled for a four-nation tournament in Japan. 

Coach Otto Addo and his back room staff intend to make an irresistible mark in the World Cup in Qatar.

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