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Soccer News of Monday, 10 January 2011

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Ghana name final CHAN squad

The technical handlers of Ghana’s home-based national team have released the final 23-man squad for next month’s African Nations Championship in Sudan.

New Edubiase United striker Stephen Manu is the only surviving member from silver medal winning team at the maiden edition in Ivory Coast two years ago.

The lanky man has been linked with Tunisian giants Esperance and will be ineligible to participate if he moves.

Defender Alfred Nelson is the only non-premier league player to be selected for the tournament.

Ghana premier leaders Berekum Chelsea dominate the pack of players with seven players.

The local Black Stars are in Group B with Niger, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The CHAN tournament will be played from 4-25 February.

Ghana squad:

Goalkeepers: Sammy Adjei (Hearts of Oak) Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars) Isaac Amoako (Asante Kotoko)

Defenders: Godfred Saka (Aduana Stars), Mohammed Sabato (Asante Kotoko), Emmanuel Ansong (Aduana Stars), Alfred Arthur (Berekum Chelsea), Awudu Nafiu (King Faisal), Mohammed Awal (Asante Kotoko), Alfred Nelson (Unistars Academy)

Midfielders: Edwin Gyimah (Wa All Stars), Hans Cofie (Medeama SC), Yaw Alexander (Berekum Chelsea), Mohammed Basit (Berekum Chelsea), Larbi Koomson (Medeama SC) Bernard Dong Bortey (Aduana Stars)

Attackers: Obed Owusu (Berekum Chelsea), Emmanuel Clottey (Berekum Chelsea), Bismark Idan (Berekum Chelsea), Osei Banahene (Berekum Chelsea), Stephen Manu (New Edubiase), Nuhu Fuseini (New Edubiase), Gilbert Fiamenyo (Heart of Lions).