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Ghana invite 26 players ahead of U-17 World Cup

12:06 GMT+3 03/07/2017
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Coach Paa Kwasi Fabin has unveiled a list of players to start camping on Monday

Ghana have summoned 26 players to begin preparations for the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in India later this year.

The squad will assemble at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram.

Surprisingly, Paa Kwasi Fabin's list includes 14 of 21 players, who played at the recent African championship in Gabon, where Ghana finished second to book qualification for the global showpiece.

Conspicuously missing are playmaker Emmanuel Toku, centre-back Faisal Osman, right-back Najeeb Yakubu and goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim, who were all regular starters at the Afcon.

The group stage draw for the World Cup, which runs between October 6 and 28, comes off on Friday

Full squad:

Kwame Aziz (Mandela Soccer Academy), Gideon Acquah (Bofoakwa Tano), Isaac Antah (Accra Young Wise), Kingsley Owusu (Dreams FC), Michael Acquaye (Wafa), Eric Ayiah (Charity Stars), Mohammed Iddriss (Cheetah FC), Kwadwo Opoku (Attram De Viser Academy), Samuel Mone Andoh (Zein FC)

Ibrahim Sulley (New Life FC), Bismark Terry Owusu (Mandela Soccer Academy), John Otu (Still Believe), Edmund Arko-Mensah (Wa All Stars), Nathaniel Opoku Onyinah (Sporting Club Accra), Aminu Mohammed (Wafa), Rudolf Blagogee (FC Mamobi), Evans Sarfo (Asokwa Deportivo)

Kudus Mohammed (Right to Dream Academy), Kelvin Ofori (Right to Dream Academy), Isaac Atanga (Right to Dream Academy), Emmanuel Danso (Right to Dream Academy), Kamal Sowah (Right to Dream Academy), Jamal Haruna (Wafa), Inusah Adams (Wafa), Francis Boateng (WAFA), Ernest Boahene (Vision FC)