England-based midfielder Fimpong gets first Ghana call-up

Mohamad Mosselhi , Tuesday 12 Mar 2013

English-born midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong earns his first Ghana call-up for their upcoming World Cup qualifier against Sudan

Emmanuel Frimpong
Ghana's midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong

Ghana's 24-man squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifier against Sudan on 26 March included English-born midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong

Frimpong, who played for England's youth teams, was cleared by world governing body FIFA to play for Ghana in November 2011 but incumbent coach Kwesi Appiah is the first Ghanaian coach to offer him the chance to play for the Black Stars.

The 21-year-old was loaned from Arsenal to Fulham for one season to gain more experience before rejoining the London's outfit.

Appiah also named three uncapped players in Baba Rahman of German Bundesliga club Greuther Furth, Sweden-based David Accam and Hearts of Oak striker Mahatma Otoo.

Ghana are second in Group D of the World Cup qualifiers with three points from two games, three behind leaders Zambia.

Squad

Goalkeepers:Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals).

Defenders:Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Yaw Frimpong (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Richard Kissi Boateng (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Baba Abdul Rahman (Greuther Furth, Germany), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg United, South Africa)

Midfielders:Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham, England), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Christian Atsu (FC Porto, Portugal), Wakaso Mubarak (Espanyol, Spain), Solomon Asante (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England)

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), David Accam (Helsingborg, Sweden ), Mahatma Otoo (Hearts of Oak).   

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