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  • June 27, 2013
  • • 18:00
  • • Kadir Has Şehir Stadı, Kayseri
  • Referee: Nawaf Shukralla
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The Black Satellites need a win at all cost against the USA

Ghana U20 - USA U20 Preview: Black Satellites must win to stand a chance of progressing

The Black Satellites need a win at all cost against the USA

Yaya Sanago and Ebenezer Ofori, Black Satellites

The 2009 champions in a must-win game against the US to pick one of the slots for the four best third-placed sides at the 2013 World Youth Championship in Turkey

  PROBABLE LINEUP
GHANA

Antwi  
Nketiah, Lartey, Attamah, Rahman
Duncan, Salifu, Acheampong, Aboagye,
Narh, Yiadom

USA

Cropper
Yedlin, Ocegueda, O'Neill, Torre
Joya, Rodriguez, Gil, Villarreal
Trapp, Hernandez
Ghana’s Under-20 team will face yet another tough test at the Fifa U20 World Cup in Turkey as they come up against USA.

The match which will be played in Kayseri is very important for both sides as the dreams for quarter-finals spots heighten.

The Black Satellites are yet to win a match after losing 3-1 to France and 1-0 to Spain in the first two matches in Group A.

However, USA have managed to pick a point out of the two matches after recovering from the defeat to Spain to record a 1-1 draw with France.

The Americans know a win against the 2009 champions will put them in a far better position to pick one of the four slots available to the four best third-placed sides.

But their opponents also share the same dream making the match a very close one to call. Ghana’s reputation at the championship will be dealt a huge blow if they fail to win since they hold the record as Africa’s only side to have lifted the title.

Interestingly, the coach who led Ghana to the 2009 glory, Sellas Tetteh is the same person handling this current team.

Ghana have several players who have had great campaigns in the just ended European season including Inter Milan’s Alfred Duncan who helped Livorno to gain promotion to the Serie A and Greuther Furth’s left-back, Baba Abdul Rahman. Juventus’ Richmond Boakye-Yiadom who also helped Sassuolo to gain promotion to the Italian top fight will be a huge weapon in Ghana’s attack.

Hector Joya of Mexican top-flight side, Santos Laguna and Jose Villarreal as well as Cody Cropper are the players who are USA’s main actors.

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-Eric AntwiGoalkeeper
-Joseph AttamahDefender
-Abdul Rahman BabaDefender
-Richmond NketiahDefender
-Lawrence LarteyDefender
-Salifu SeiduMidfielder
-Clifford AboagyeMidfielder
-Moses OdjerMidfielder
-Frank AcheampongStriker
-Ebenezer Assifuah-InkoomStriker
-R. BoakyeStriker
-Michael SaiGoalkeeper
-Richard OforiGoalkeeper
-Jeremiah ArkorfulDefender
-Ebenezer OforiMidfielder
-Baba MensahDefender
-Princebell AddicoDefender
-Joseph DuncanMidfielder
-Michael AnabaMidfielder
-Francis NarhStriker
-Kennedy AshiaStriker
-Cody CropperGoalkeeper
-DeAndre YedlinDefender
-J. OceguedaDefender
-Shane O'NeillDefender
-Oscar SortoDefender
-Caleb StankoDefender
-William TrappMidfielder
-Luis GilMidfielder
-Mikey LopezMidfielder
-M. RodriguezStriker
-Jose VillarrealStriker
-Kendall Isaiah McIntoshGoalkeeper
-Zack SteffenGoalkeeper
-Eric MillerDefender
-Javan TorreDefender
-Victor PinedaStriker
-B. JoyaMidfielder
-Kellyn AcostaMidfielder
-Daniel GarciaMidfielder
-J. HernándezStriker
-D. CuevasStriker

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