Ghana name squad for Africa U-17 Cup of Nations qualifiers in Benin

Coach Karim Zito has confirmed the Black Starlets squad that will participate in the qualifiers next month

Ghana U17 coach Abdul Karim Zito has named a 20-man squad for the U-17 WAFU Zone B qualifiers holding in Niger between September 2 and 17.

The Black Starlets have been paired with Togo and hosts Niger in Group A, while Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Benin are in Group B.

The winner of the tournament qualifies automatically for the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

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Ghana will be without Cheetah FC youngster Emmanuel Bio and Adam Saad of Still Believe FC after the duo failed the mandatory MRI test, while Attram De Visser Academy prodigy Godwin Bentil has been ruled out due to an injury.

The U-17 Cup of Nations will be staged in Tanzania between May 12 and 26.

Full squad:

David Cudjoe

Emmanuel Essiam

Uzah Alhasan

Mohammed Omar

Nathaniel Adjei

Joseph Addo Tetteh

Samson Agyapong

Simon Asamoah Appiah

Tophic Shaibu

Shaibu Yussif Salim

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku

Hadi Yahaya

Samed Abdul Karim Mohammed

Ransford Cofie

Abdul Rashid Fuseini

Clinton Quaye

Abdul Samed

Eugene Agyapong Frimpong

Agyenim Boateng

Emmanuel Adade