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Goal Ghana takes a look at Ghana's five all-time oldest debutants in the history of the Black Stars

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By Edmund Okai Gyimah

Goal Ghana turns focus on Ghana's five all-time oldest debutants in the Black Stars after coming up with the five youngest last week

Derek Asamoah - 25 years, 262 days

The Daegu FC striker who has been in and out of the Black Stars made his debut after Ghana's heroics in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Asamoah was among a host of new players invited by the Black Stars technical team for friendly games in the Far East. The former Shrewsbury Town and OJ Nice forward made his debut in the friendly game against Japan in October 2006.
Kim Grant - 24 years
The former Ghana international earned his Black Stars call-up in 1996 when he was at his peak with Charlton Athletic in the EPL. Grant excelled greatly in his first game with the Black Stars in a 1998 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Kumasi and recorded only a year’s stint with Ghana. He was capped seven times and scored one goal.
Manuel Junior Agogo - 26 years, 289 days
Though a very late developer, Agogo became a household name in Ghana after some breathtaking performances in the colours of the Black Stars. A typical old-fashioned English striker, the clean shaven and bulky Agogo possesses strength, eye for goal and was able to take on defenders. He had his Black Stars debut against French side OJ Nice on May 17, 2006 but could not make up the Black Stars squad for the global showpiece. The striker became an integral part of the team after the World Cup.
Hans Adu Sarpei - 24 years

The lateral defender who was born in Germany had the chance to represent the "Die Manschaft" but did not though he was always over looked by many of the expatriate coaches who handled the Black Stars. Sarpei made his Black Stars debut in 2000. Then coach Ratomir Dujkovic gave him a last minute call-up for the World Cup qualifying game against DR Congo as a replacement for John Paintsil who was refused a visa to join the team.
Lloyd Owusu - 29 years, 230 days
Few months to his 30th birthday, striker Lloyd Owusu made his Black Stars debut which was a trial match against German side Stuttgart prior to the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Owusu was then playing for Brentford. He tore his ligaments in his left knee which effectively ruled him out of the squad for the global showpiece.

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