U-23 AFCON: We are looking for quality for the Black Meteors – Frederick Acheampong
Black Meteors Management Committee Chairman, Frederick Acheampong, has disclosed that the technical team is fully prepared to assemble a formidable squad comprising exceptional talents for the upcoming U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), scheduled to take place in Morocco next month.
As the tournament draws near, Coach Ibrahim Tanko is gearing up to announce the final squad and initiate a non-residential training camp in preparation for the competition.
Emphasizing the significance of fielding a stellar group of players to represent Ghana at the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, Frederick Acheampong said the technical team are doing their best to get eligible available quality players to represent Ghana including ones who have featured for the Black Stars.
“The coaches have been monitoring the players, especially those with the Black Stars who are eligible to play for the Meteors,” he told Citi FM.
“As many as those who are eligible and are good, position-wise, the coach will invite them for the national team.
“We could find some players in the Black Stars playing in several positions and we might not be able to invite all of them to the Meteors.
“Between the coaches and ourselves, we know our aim and we know our targets, we are looking for quality, and so those who are available would be called to help us qualify.”
Through the tournament which provides three slots, Ghana will be attempting to qualify for the next Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris having missed the last four editions.
In Group A, the Black Meteors will compete against Morocco, Congo, and Guinea.