Colchester United midfielder Kwame Afryie Poku will join the Black Stars B team for the international friendly against Uzbekistan, Ghana Football Association spokesman Henry Asante Twum has confirmed.
Poku,19, who was named in the Black Stars’ squad for the 2021 Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa and São Tomé e Principe has now been drafted into the home-based Black Stars team after his inclusion was heavily criticised by Ghanaians.
“CK Akonnor aware of Every Player Called including Kwame Afriyie Opoku,” spokesman of the FA Henry Asante Twum told Kumasi based Oyerepa TV/ FM during an interview.
“3 meetings were held before the Black Stars list was released involving the technical director, management committee,technical team and Int Relations committee.
“He will join the team going to Uzbekistan from Europe to be monitored by Ibrahim Tanko to send reports and recommendations to the technical team and FA
“It was suggested we monitor him closely if he fits into our scheme of things then we continue calling him.
“He(Kwame Afriyie Poku) is a talent and prospect we need to tie down but it’s possible the coach(CK Akonnor) had his own reservations but he’s aware of every player called.”