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Soccer News of Saturday, 10 October 2015


Grant hands LLoyd Sam Black Stars debut chance

Lloyd Sam Lloyd Sam can exclusively confirm that US based forward, Lloyd Sam has been called into the Ghana national football team ahead of the international friendly against Canada in Washington on Tuesday.

31-year-old Lloyd Sam will get a chance to make his international debut after Coach Avram called him as a last gap replacement for a host of top stars who will missing for the national team, among them captain Asamoah Gyan, his deputy, Dede Ayew, Christian Atsu and Rabiu Mohammed.

Lloyd Sam, son of former Ashgold bigwig and Aspire Football Dreams Country Director, Capt. Andy Sam previously earned a call-up to the Black Stars in 2009 but pulled out due to a hamstring injury at the last minute.

Born in England, the former Leeds United and Charlton Athletic forward played for England at U-20 level but long pledged allegiance to Ghana but never got a look even ahead of this game in the country where he plies his trade.

Not anymore though, Sam will finally get his Ghana chance on Wednesday night after earning the late call from Avram Grant.

Sam is in fantastic form for Red Bulls in Major League Soccer (MLS) banging in 10 goals in 25 league starts this year and has scored in all of the last three games for New York who top the Eastern Conference standings.