Frederick Acheampong, Chairman of the Black Meteors Management Committee, has revealed that the team’s technical staff is fully prepared to assemble a talented and formidable squad for the upcoming U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Morocco next month.
As the tournament approaches, Coach Ibrahim Tanko is finalizing the selection of players and will soon initiate a non-residential training camp to prepare the team for the competition.
Highlighting the importance of fielding a strong group of players to represent Ghana at the U-23 AFCON, Frederick Acheampong emphasized that the technical team is working diligently to identify eligible players of high quality, including those who have previously featured for the Black Stars.
He further emphasized that both the coaching staff and management are well aware of their objectives and targets, and their primary focus is on selecting players of exceptional quality who can help the team secure qualification.
“The coaches have been monitoring the players, especially those with the Black Stars who are eligible to play for the Meteors,” he told Citi FM.
“As many as those who are eligible and are good, position-wise, the coach will invite them for the national team.
“We could find some players in the Black Stars playing in several positions and we might not be able to invite all of them to the Meteors.
“Between the coaches and ourselves, we know our aim and we know our targets, we are looking for quality, and so those who are available would be called to help us qualify.”
Ghana will be aiming to secure one of the three available slots in the tournament, which will grant qualification for the Olympic Games in Paris. Ghana has missed out on the past four editions of the Olympics.
In Group A of the U-23 AFCON, the Black Meteors will face strong competition from Morocco, Congo, and Guinea as they strive to achieve their qualification goal.