Five local players have been picked for Africa Cup of Nations according to reliable sources. The players will be part of Black Stars squad for preparations and the tournament in Cameroon. Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac will be naming his squad for Africa Cup of Nations early December.
The sources indicated that, coach Milovan Rajevac has watched these players and tasked his assistant to do same.
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, who had a scintillating game against Zimbabwe in October, is earning invitation based on how the Serbian tactician extolled the efforts and talent of the youngster. Beyond the words of the Black Stars head coach, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has made a mind-boggling case as to why he deserves to don the national colors. In the Ghana Premier League, the Africa Under-20 Nations Cup winner singlehandedly became a thorn in the flesh of Asante Kotoko defenders when his team locked horns with the porcupine warriors in the opening day. He capped it up with a solo goal, having snaked his way through five players to loft the ball over goalkeeper Razak Abalora. He has Kept his blistering form to score in subsequent matches.
Goalkeeper Richard Attah is another player that will be included in the list for the impending task. He had a stint with the national side last month, but he was beaten to the starting role by colleague Jojo Wallocot. He has been in action for his club in both domestic and continental matches. He commands the regular spot, hence will be the first choice when Accra Hearts of Oak visit Algerian club JS Saoura for the reverse fixture of CAF Confederation Cup play-off. His previous stint has made a monumental argument for an invite.
Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Razak Abalora will be picked after making a good show in the local league. He remains starter in goal post and has kept clean sheet in his last four games. After conceding against Dreams FC, no other opponent has been able to put ball in his net. This has courted attention for the experienced goalkeeper. He previous invite is something that cannot be swept under the carpet.
Dreams FC defender Philemon Baffour will get an opportunity based on his inclusion in recent games. Even though he is yet to command a starting berth, he is seen as a player for the future.
Asante Kotoko skipper Abdul Ganiyu Ismail comes on board as he has had previous stay with the national side. He became fan’s favorite following his debut game under former Black Stars head coach Charles Akonnor.
Africa Cup of Nations commences in early January and wraps up in February.
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