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Soccer News of Monday, 21 May 2012

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Ghana names 21-man squad for SA U21 tournament

Ghana has named a 21-man squad for this week's U-20 friendly tournament to be played in South Africa.

Coach Orlando Wellington's squad is entirely made up of home-based players with five players coming from the second tier league.

Inter Allies duo of Daniel Amartey and Bernard Arthur as well as Daniel Sowatey of Great Olympics, Unity FC's Emmanuel Obour and Bernard Arthur of Feyenoord make up the line-up of players from the Division One League.

The Black Satellites will leave for Cape Town on Monday night ahead of the tournament which starts on 25th May.

Ghana have been drawn in Group A to face Argentina, Nigeria and hosts South Africa in the competition.

South American giants Brazil will play Cameroon, Kenya and Japan in Group B.

The Black Satellites will open their campaign on 25 May when they take on arch rivals Nigeria at the Athlone Stadium.

Ghana will play South Africa at the Cape Town Stadium two days later before playing Argentina on 29 May.

The top two teams in each group will advance to the semi-finals.

The competition will end on 3 June.

Ghana squad

Goalkeepers: Felix Annan (Kotoko), Muntari Tagoe (Medeama)

Defenders: Baba Rahaman (Kotoko), Richmond Nketia (Mighty Jets), Daniel Sowatey (Great Olympics), Emmanuel Obour (Unity FC), Lawrence Lartey (AshGold), Edwin Frimpong Manso (Liberty Professionals), Daniel Amartey (Inter Allies), Isaac Sackey (Liberty).

Midfielders: Prince Baffoe (Kotoko), Tamimu Muntari (Mighty Jets), Jacob Appau Asiedu (Medeama), Moro Ibrahim (New Edubiase), Mumuni Abubakar (New Edubiase), Sarfo Gyamfi (Wa All Stars), Seidu Salifu (Wa All Stars). Strikers: Fatau Safiu (International Allies), Benjamin Fadi (Heart of Lions), Bernard Arthur (Feyenoord), Abdul Basit Adam (Edubiase).