With all the players in the Ghana premier league the coaches are checking elsewhere for players abroad. Akonnor has described German-born Greuther Furth attacker Jamie Leweling as a "future star" after calling up the teenager for upcoming 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sudan in November. “As we speak now, I have spoken to him but I haven’t assured him [of a permanent Ghana place]. I went to Germany to watch him because he was also recommended by our technical director [Bernhard Lippert]. “Nobody had an idea [of his existence], but he [Lippert] said he is a good talent and so we have to watch him. So, I went to see him play, it was not enough but the two matches that I saw, I think it’s a good opportunity for him to also come here and showcase his talent but I believe he’s one good talent, hope for the future.”
Friday, February 12, 2021 named a 32-man home based squad to move to camp on Monday to begin preparation for next month’s double header qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.
Speaking in an interview with GFA News on Friday, February 12, 2021, coach Akonnor says the move is to avoid a recurrence of the challenges in November last year. “This is not the first time a national team coach is inviting home based players. For us, it has become necessary to do this because of the challenges we faced before the Ghana versus Sudan match when players were not able to come because of COVID-19 issues. coach Akonnor said. Coach C.K Akonnor is seeking to continue with the teams flying start to the qualifiers following victories against South Africa and São Tomé and Principe in November, 2019. Richard Ofori who missed Ghana’s last month friendly against Mali and Qatar will be in the the sticks on Thursday afternoon. Asante Kotoko right back Christopher Nettey will make his debut on the right side of the defense, with Baba Rahman occupying the left side position. FC Metz defender John Boye will partner Alexander Djiku at the heart of the defense. Returnee Afryie Acquah and Emmanuel Lomotey will be the two holding midfielders.
The Black Stars defeated Legon Cities FC 3-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium in a game legendary striker Asamoah Gyan scored the consolation goal for the Ghana Premier League side.
High-profile Ghana Premier League players who have been dropped from the squad include Medeama hot-cake Justice Blay as well as leading scorer Diawisie Taylor have both been dropped by the former Ghana international. Asante Kotoko defender Christopher Nettey has been dropped alongside Ibrahim Moro and 9 others. King Faisal lethal forward Kwame Peprah would also have to pack bags and baggage as he has been dropped from the squad. Mitchelle Otu, Joseph Agyei, Joseph Addo, Rashid Nortey, Yaw Annor Yamudeen Haruna as well as Konadu Yiadom of WAFA have all been dropped from the squad.
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