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Ghana national U-20 football team known as the Black Satellites, the current FIFA U-20 World Cup Champions
2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia...

 and African Youth Champions
African Youth Championship
The African Youth Championship is the main international youth football competition for CAF nations, and is competed for by under 20 year olds...

, have been a three-time African Champion in 1995, 1999, 2009
2009 African Youth Championship
The 2009 African Youth Championship is a football tournament for Under 20 players. It was held in Rwanda from the 18th of January until the 1st of February 2009....

 and a two-time Runner-up at the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1993 and 2001. Ghana has participated in only five of the past 17 World Cup events starting with their first in Australia 1993
1993 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Australia for second time from 5 to 20 March 1993. The 1993 championship was the 9th contested. The tournament took place in five venues: Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide....

 where they lost the World Cup final 1-2 to Brazil
Brazil national football team
The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's football and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation , the governing body for football in Brazil. They are a member of the International Federation of Association Football since 1923 and also a member of the...

 in Sydney
Sydney
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. As of June 2010, the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people...

 and their most recent in Argentina 2001
2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Argentina between June 17 and July 8, 2001. The 2001 championship was the 13th contested. The tournament took part in six cities, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta, and Mar del Plata...

 where they lost the World Cup final 0-3 to Argentina
Argentina national football team
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in association football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association , the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti and their head coach is Alejandro...

 in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after São Paulo. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent...

. Incredibly, in 32 FIFA World Cup matches, Ghana has not lost a game in regulation below the Semi Final level of the FIFA U20 World Cup.
They however failed to qualify for 3 consecutive events in UAE 2003
2003 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in United Arab Emirates between November 27 and December 19, 2003. The 2003 championship was the 14th contested...

, Netherlands 2005
2005 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in The Netherlands between 10 June and 2 July 2005. The 2005 championship was the 15th contested.- Venues :- Qualification :The following 24 teams qualified for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship...

 and Canada 2007 until they made the Egypt 2009
2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia...

 Tournament.

They won the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia...

 in the Cairo International Stadium
Cairo International Stadium
Cairo International Stadium or "Stad El-Qahira El-Dawly", is an Olympic-standard, multi-use stadium with an all-seated capacity of 75,000. It is the Arab World's second largest . It is the foremost Olympic-standard facility befitting the role of Cairo, Egypt as the center of events in the region...

, Cairo
Cairo
Cairo , is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and Africa, and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life...

, Egypt
Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

 after defeating Brazil
Brazil national under-20 football team
Brazil national under-20 football team, also known as Brazil Sub-20 or Seleção, is considered to be the feeder team for the Brazil national football team.-Competitive record:...

 4-3 on Penalties when the match ended (0-0) After Extra Time. The first time an Africa
Africa
Africa is the world's second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area...

n Country won the FIFA U-20 World Cup
FIFA U-20 World Cup
The FIFA U-20 World Cup, until 2005 known as the FIFA World Youth Championship, is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association...

 Championship.

Superb young players


The Black Satellites reached the FIFA U-20 World Cup final in their 1st appearance in Australia 1993 (Australia 1993 U-20 html Stats here), catching many teams on the hop with their lightning changes of pace. In fact, nine of the 22 players in the "Black Satellites'" squad had lifted the FIFA U-17 World Championship two years earlier, so their performance could only really be considered a half-surprise. Still they were a joy to watch: enterprising and unpredictable. They repeated the feat in 2001 succumbing to Tournament Hosts Argentina in the Final. Previously in 1997
1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship was the 11th staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It was held from June 16 to July 5, 1997 in Malaysia.-Venues:-Qualification:The following 24 teams qualified for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship...

, they had lost 3-2 on a golden goal
Golden goal
The golden goal is a method used in association football, field hockey, ice hockey and korfball to decide the winner of games in elimination matches which end in a draw after the end of regulation time. It is a type of sudden death. Golden goal rules allow the team that scores the first goal during...

 to Uruguay
Uruguay national football team
The Uruguayan national football team represents Uruguay in international association football and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez...

 in Extra Time of the World Cup Semi Final. In 1999
1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between April 3 and April 24, 1999. The 1999 championship was the 12th contested.- Qualification :The following 24 teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.-Squads:...

 eventual Champions Spain
Spain national football team
The Spain national football team represents Spain in international association football and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain. The current head coach is Vicente del Bosque...

 eliminated Ghana in the Quarter Final on sudden death penalty kicks
Penalty shootout (football)
A penalty shoot-out, referred to as kicks from the penalty mark in the Laws of the Game, is the FIFA official term for a method used in association football to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied game...

 after a 1-1 tied game.

What makes Ghana's footballers so dominant in their age group?
FIFA Magazine asked Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister is a German football manager, and one of Germany's most successful coaching exports, voted Africa's Manager of the Year in 1992. He has been to four African Cup of Nations competitions with Upper Volta , Zaire, Cameroon and Ghana) and reached the African Cup of Nations final twice,...

. Football is not simply the most popular sport in this part of Africa, it is an absolute religion, he said. This is the way the game is regarded in Ghana, but it is the same in Nigeria too - they also won the U-17 title twice. Young boys here think about football 24 hours a day and play for at least eight - whether on clay, rough fields or dusty streets. They develop their skills naturally, without any specific training, and end up with superb technique and ability on the ball. They are also fast and tricky, and can feint well with their bodies. Africa and South America have by far the best young footballers in the world - on a technical level they are superb. And technique is what it takes to make a good player.

What else goes towards making Ghana so strong? Otto Pfister continues; In Africa there is often only one way for many young lads to escape from poverty and to make their way up the social scale - football. Youngsters want to become stars and to play in a top European league. That is their main aim and they will do anything to achieve it. Let me give you an example: While I was coaching in Ghana I once told my team to be ready for training at three o'clock in the morning. At half past two they were all assembled and ready to go. They want to learn and they want to play for the national team. They know that in their country a national team player is a hero and enjoys a level of prestige that is not comparable to that in Europe. Another positive point for young players in Ghana is that there are many good coaches in the country who help develop the available talent and above all want to let them play. This policy pays off. Today, many Ghanaian youngsters are in G14 Club Academies in Europe.

FIFA World Youth Championship Record


Year Round GP W D* L GS GA GD
  1977
1977 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship was the inaugural staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship and was held in Tunisia from June 27 to July 10, 1977. The tournament took place in four venues — Tunis, Rades, Sousse and Sfax — where a total of 28 matches were played, the smallest number in its...

Did not participate
  1979
1979 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship, the second staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in Japan from August 26 to September 7, 1979. The tournament took place in four venues — Kobe, Omiya, Tokyo and Yokohama — where a total of 32 matches were played, four more than in the...

Did not participate
  1981
1981 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship, the third edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in Australia from 3 to 18 October 1981. The tournament took place in six venues—where a total of 32 matches were played...

Did not participate
  1983
1983 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship, the fourth edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in Mexico from June 2 to June 19, 1983. The tournament took place in seven venues — Guadalajara, Irapuato, León, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla and Toluca — where a total of 32 matches were...

Withdrew
  1985
1985 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship, the ninth edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in the Soviet Union from August 24 to September 7, 1985. The tournament took place in eight venues — Baku, Yerevan, Leningrad, Minsk, Moscow, Hoktemberyan, Tbilissi and Sumqayit — where a total...

Did not qualify
  1987
1987 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Chile from October 10 to October 25, 1987. The 1987 championship was the 6th contested and won for the first time by Yugoslavia. Remarkably, in the course of the tournament the Yugoslavs defeated each of the three other semi-finalists, and...

Disqualified
  1989 Did not qualify
  1991 Did not qualify
  1993
1993 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Australia for second time from 5 to 20 March 1993. The 1993 championship was the 9th contested. The tournament took place in five venues: Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide....

Runners-up 6 3 2 1 11 6
5
  1995
1995 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 10th FIFA World Youth Championship was held in Qatar from April 13 to April 28, 1995. The tournament took place in three venues in one city: Doha.-Qualification:-Group A:-------------------------Group B:--------------------...

Did not qualify
  1997
1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship was the 11th staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It was held from June 16 to July 5, 1997 in Malaysia.-Venues:-Qualification:The following 24 teams qualified for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship...

Semi finals 7 4 1 2 12 8
4
  1999
1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between April 3 and April 24, 1999. The 1999 championship was the 12th contested.- Qualification :The following 24 teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.-Squads:...

Quarter finals 5 3 2* 0 8 2
6
  2001
2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Argentina between June 17 and July 8, 2001. The 2001 championship was the 13th contested. The tournament took part in six cities, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta, and Mar del Plata...

Runners-up 7 5 1 1 8 5
3
  2003
2003 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in United Arab Emirates between November 27 and December 19, 2003. The 2003 championship was the 14th contested...

Did not qualify
  2005
2005 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in The Netherlands between 10 June and 2 July 2005. The 2005 championship was the 15th contested.- Venues :- Qualification :The following 24 teams qualified for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship...

Did not qualify
  2007 Did not qualify
  2009
2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia...

Champions 7 5 2* 0 16 8
8
  2011
2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the eighteenth edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. Colombia hosted the tournament between 29 July and 20 August 2011, with matches being played in eight cities...

Did not qualify
  2013
2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be the nineteenth edition of the U-20 World Cup since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. At its Executive Meeting in Zurich on March 3, 2011, Turkey beat other bids from the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan...

To be determined
  2015
2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be the twentieth edition of the U-20 World Cup, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The competition will be held in New Zealand, with between 6 to 8 cities expected to host matches.-Bids:...

To be determined
Total5/203220845529+26

  • Silver background color indicates second place finish at the World Cup.
  • Gold background color indicates winners at the World Cup.

  • Denote draws including the 2009
    2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
    The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia...

     Final match decided on penalty kicks
    Penalty shootout (football)
    A penalty shoot-out, referred to as kicks from the penalty mark in the Laws of the Game, is the FIFA official term for a method used in association football to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied game...

     v Brazil
    Brazil national under-20 football team
    Brazil national under-20 football team, also known as Brazil Sub-20 or Seleção, is considered to be the feeder team for the Brazil national football team.-Competitive record:...

     4-3p when the match ended (0-0) After Extra Time, and the 1999
    1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
    The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between April 3 and April 24, 1999. The 1999 championship was the 12th contested.- Qualification :The following 24 teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.-Squads:...

     Quarter-Final match decided on penalty kicks
    Penalty shootout (football)
    A penalty shoot-out, referred to as kicks from the penalty mark in the Laws of the Game, is the FIFA official term for a method used in association football to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied game...

     v Spain
    Spain national football team
    The Spain national football team represents Spain in international association football and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain. The current head coach is Vicente del Bosque...

     (7-8p).


FIFA U20 World Cup Record:
FIFA U20 World Cup Record GP W D L GF GA GD
World Cup Finals 32 20 8* 4 55 29
26
Africa U20 Quals 62 38 13 11 92 41
51
U20 Total 945821*1514770+77


FIFA U20 World Cup Record by team
Ghana versus GP W D* L GF GA GD
3 1 1* 1 3 3 0
2 1 0 1 1 3
2 1 0 1 3 3 0
3 0 2 1 5 6
1 1 0 0 2 0
2
1 1 0 0 3 0
3
2 2 0 0 6 1
5
1 0 1 0 1 1 0
1 1 0 0 1 0
1
1 1 0 0 3 0
3
1 0 1 0 2 2 0
1 1 0 0 2 1
1
1 0 1 0 1 1 0
1 1 0 0 3 0
3
1 1 0 0 2 0
2
1 0 1* 0 1 1 0
1 1 0 1 2 1
1
1 1 0 0 1 0
1
1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 1 0 0 1 0
1
1 1 0 0 2 0
2
1 1 0 0 2 1
1
1 1 0 0 3 2
1
1 1 0 0 2 1
1
1 1 0 0 3 2
1
Total 32208*45529+26

  • Denote draws including the 2009
    2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
    The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia...

     Final match decided on penalty kicks
    Penalty shootout (football)
    A penalty shoot-out, referred to as kicks from the penalty mark in the Laws of the Game, is the FIFA official term for a method used in association football to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied game...

     v Brazil
    Brazil national under-20 football team
    Brazil national under-20 football team, also known as Brazil Sub-20 or Seleção, is considered to be the feeder team for the Brazil national football team.-Competitive record:...

     4-3p when the match ended (0-0) After Extra Time, and the 1999
    1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
    The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between April 3 and April 24, 1999. The 1999 championship was the 12th contested.- Qualification :The following 24 teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.-Squads:...

     Quarter-Final match decided on penalty kicks
    Penalty shootout (football)
    A penalty shoot-out, referred to as kicks from the penalty mark in the Laws of the Game, is the FIFA official term for a method used in association football to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied game...

     v Spain
    Spain national football team
    The Spain national football team represents Spain in international association football and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain. The current head coach is Vicente del Bosque...

     (7-8p).

Team honours

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
    FIFA U-20 World Cup
    The FIFA U-20 World Cup, until 2005 known as the FIFA World Youth Championship, is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association...

     Champions: 1
2009
2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia...


  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
    FIFA U-20 World Cup
    The FIFA U-20 World Cup, until 2005 known as the FIFA World Youth Championship, is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association...

     Runners-up: 2
1993
1993 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Australia for second time from 5 to 20 March 1993. The 1993 championship was the 9th contested. The tournament took place in five venues: Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide....

, 2001
2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Argentina between June 17 and July 8, 2001. The 2001 championship was the 13th contested. The tournament took part in six cities, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta, and Mar del Plata...


  • African Youth Championship
    African Youth Championship
    The African Youth Championship is the main international youth football competition for CAF nations, and is competed for by under 20 year olds...

     Champions: 3
1993, 1999, 2009
2009 African Youth Championship
The 2009 African Youth Championship is a football tournament for Under 20 players. It was held in Rwanda from the 18th of January until the 1st of February 2009....

 

  • African Youth Championship
    African Youth Championship
    The African Youth Championship is the main international youth football competition for CAF nations, and is competed for by under 20 year olds...

     Runners-up: 1
2001

Current squad


Head coach:  Ghana Orlando Wellington
Orlando Wellington
Orlando Wellington is a Ghanaian football manager. He is currently head of the Ghana Under-20 team.Previously has managed Heart of Lions in the Ghanaian Premier League....

Most Recent Squad
Date announced 13 October 2009 http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=1117757.html#satellites+selecao+reach+final
Game(s) , 16 October 2009
Venue(s) Cairo International Stadium
Cairo International Stadium
Cairo International Stadium or "Stad El-Qahira El-Dawly", is an Olympic-standard, multi-use stadium with an all-seated capacity of 75,000. It is the Arab World's second largest . It is the foremost Olympic-standard facility befitting the role of Cairo, Egypt as the center of events in the region...

, Cairo
Cairo
Cairo , is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and Africa, and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life...

, Egypt
Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

Competition 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia...

 Final


Goalkeepers
Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Christophe Okumador  August 01, 1994 (age 17)   Juventus Turin 


Defenders
Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Philip Boampong
Philip Boampong
Phillip Boampong is a Ghanaian footballer. He currently plays for the Ghana Telecom Premier League side Accra Hearts of Oak SC.- Career :Boampong moved with teammate Abdul Naza Alhassan from Maxbees FC to Wa All Stars in 2008...

 
January 01, 1990 (age 22)   Berekum Arsenal
Berekum Arsenal
Berekum Arsenal Football Club is an Ghanaian football club based in Berekum. They are a member of the Ghana Telecom Premier League. Their home stadium is Berekum Sports Stadium.The club's name and home kit are inspired by Arsenal F.C.-Current squad:...

 
Francis Gyimah  February 05, 1991 (age 20)   Hamburger SV
Hamburger SV
Hamburger Sport-Verein, usually referred to as HSV in Germany and Hamburg in international parlance, is a German multi-sport club based in Hamburg, its largest branch being its football department...

 
Jonathan Mensah
Jonathan Mensah
Jonathan Mensah is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who currently plays as a defender for Ligue 1 club Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C...

 
July 13, 1990 (age 21)   Granada CF
Granada CF
Granada Club de Fútbol is a Spanish football club based in Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded on 14 April 1931, it currently plays in La Liga, holding home matches at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes....

Frederick Owusu  December 24, 1992 (age 19)   FC Messina
Michael Osakonor Tetteh  January 16, 1989 (age 23)   UCSB Gauchos 
Frederick Raymond  May 18, 1989 (age 22)   SG Wattenscheid 


Midfielders
Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Abdul Naza Alhassan
Abdul Naza Alhassan
Abdul Naza Alhassan is a Ghanaian football player who played for Ghana Premier League side Kessben F.C..-Career:...

 
June 18, 1990 (age 21)   Shonan Bellmare
Shonan Bellmare
are a Japanese professional football club, currently playing in the J. League Division 2. The team is located in Hiratsuka, in the west of Kanagawa Prefecture; their home stadium is Hiratsuka Athletics Stadium in Hiratsuka. The name Bellmare is derived from the Latin "bellum" for "war" and "mare"...

 
Enoch Kofi Adu
Enoch Kofi Adu
Enoch Kofi Adu is a Ghanaian International footballer currently playing for FC Nordsjælland in the Danish SAS Liga.- Career :...

 
September 14, 1990 (age 21)   FC Nordsjælland
FC Nordsjælland
Football Club Nordsjælland is a professional Danish football team from the North Zealand town of Farum, Denmark. Founded as Farum Boldklub from the merger of the town's two football clubs Farum IK and Stavnsholt BK in 1991, the club changed its name to F.C...

 
Ritchie-Sam Anpong  August 21, 1990 (age 21)   SV Deurne 
Yusif Abdul Aziz  November 10, 1991 (age 20)   Ashanti Gold SC
Ashanti Gold SC
Ashanti Gold Sporting Club is a football team based it the gold mining town of Obuasi, south of Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana.-Founding years:...

 
Wisdom Biyama  May 05, 1993 (age 18)   SC Alstertal-Langenhorn 
George Cheremeh  June 06, 1993 (age 18)   Inter Milan 
Rudy Etwi  March 08, 1990 (age 21)   FC Volendam
FC Volendam
Football Club Volendam is a Dutch football club based in Volendam, North Holland, Edam-Volendam. Founded on June 1, 1977, as a result of a split up with RKSV . It currently plays in the Eerste Divisie, holding home games at Kras Stadion, with a 6,260-seat capacity.-History:Football Club Volendam...

 
Eugene Frempong  May 08, 1993 (age 18)   FC Montebelluna 


Strikers
Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Kwame Amponsah Karikari  January 21, 1992 (age 20)   AIK
AIK Fotboll
AIK, , an abbreviation for Allmänna Idrottsklubben, , when needed internationally AIK Stockholm, is a Swedish football club based at Råsunda stadium in Solna, a municipality in Stockholm County bordering to Stockholm City Centre...

 
Francis Boadi
Francis Boadi
Francis Boadi is a Ghanaian footballer, currently playing as a Midfielder for Great Olympics in the Ghanaian Premiership.-Career:...

 
November 23, 1991 (age 20)   Great Olympics
Great Olympics
Bomaa Accra Great Olympics is a Ghanaian association football club based in Accra. The club plays in the Ghana Premier League.-Current squad:-Honours:*Ghana Premier League**Champions 1970, 1974...

 
Daniel Larbie Coomson    Zaytuna F.C.
Zaytuna F.C.
Zaytuna F.C. United is football club from Ghana based in Accra. They are a member of the First Division formerly of Ghana Telecom Premier League.-History:...

 
Abeiku Quansah
Abeiku Quansah
Abeiku Quansah is a Ghanaian International footballer currently playing for FC Arsenal Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League.-Career:...

 
November 02, 1990 (age 21)   OGC Nice
OGC Nice
Olympique Gymnaste Club Nice Côte d'Azur is a French association football club based in Nice. The club was founded in 1904 and currently plays in Ligue 1, the top-tier of French football. Nice plays its home matches at the Stade Municipal du Ray located within the city. In 2013, the club is...

 
Said Ahmed Said  April 20, 1993 (age 18)   Inter Milan 
Latif Salifu
Latif Salifu
Abdul-Latif Salifu is a Ghanaian football player currently playing for Ghana Telecom Premier League side Liberty Professionals F.C..-Career:...

 
  Liberty Professionals F.C. 
Ishmael Yartei
Ishmael Yartei
Ishmael Yartey is a Ghanaian footballer. He currently plays for Servette F.C. of the Swiss Super League on loan from Liga ZON Sagres club S.L. Benfica.-Career:...

 
January 11, 1990 (age 22)   S.L. Benfica 

Recent callups


The following players have also been called up to the Ghana squad recently:
Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut Most recent callup
DF Daniel Opare
Daniel Opare
Daniel Tawiah Opare is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who plays as a right back for Belgian club Standard Liège in the Belgian Pro League and the Ghana national team.-Career:...

 
October 18, 1990 (age 21)   Standard Liège
Standard Liège
Royal Standard de Liège, commonly referred to as Standard Liège Royal Standard de Liège, commonly referred to as Standard Liège Royal Standard de Liège, commonly referred to as Standard Liège (Dutch: Standard Luik [], German: Standard Lüttich , is a Belgian football club from the city of Liège....

 
0 (0) N/A
DF Gladson Awako
Gladson Awako
Gladson Awako is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Ghana Premier League club Heart of Lions.- Career :...

 
  Heart of Lions
Heart of Lions
Heart of Lions Football Club is an Ghanaian football club based in Kpandu.-History:They are a member of the Ghana Telecom Premier League. They were 4th in the 2004, 2005 season of the One Touch Premier League and also won the top four competition the same year.-Management:* President: Godwin Kwami...

 
MF Abdulai Gafaru   Real Tamale United
Real Tamale United
Real Tamale United, often abbreviated as RTU, is a football club based in Tamale, Ghana. They are a member of the Ghana Telecom Premier League. Their home stadium is Kaladan Park.-History:...

 
DF Wakaso Mubarak
Wakaso Mubarak
Mubarak Wakaso is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Villarreal CF in Spain, as a defensive midfielder.-Club career:...

 
July 25, 1990 (age 21)   Elche CF
Elche CF
Elche Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Elche, Alicante, in the Valencian Community. Founded in 1923, it currently plays in the Spanish second division, holding home matches at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, with a capacity of 38,750 seats.-Recent seasons:-Season to...

 
0 (0) N/A
FW Bernard Kofi Sekyi    Unknown
MF Ekow Benson
Ekow Benson
Ekow Benson is a Ghanaian football player, he is currently attached to Asante Kotoko F.C..- Career :Benson began his career for New Odona Schalke 04 and joined in 2004 to Fauzan FC. After two years for Fauzan joined in January 2006 to Tema Youth who has been a trial with Stade Rennais in 2007...

 
April 23, 1989 (age 22)   Accra Hearts of Oak SC  0 (0)
FW Ganiu Yahaya    Real Tamale United
Real Tamale United
Real Tamale United, often abbreviated as RTU, is a football club based in Tamale, Ghana. They are a member of the Ghana Telecom Premier League. Their home stadium is Kaladan Park.-History:...

DF Gafaru Nashiru    All Stars F.C.
All Stars F.C.
All Stars F.C. is football club from Ghana based in Wa.-History:The club was foundeded in January 2006, there had been a number of First Division Clubs in the region notably Freedom Stars, Veterans and Wa United...

 
MF Amponsah Blankson    Eagle Giant 
FW Khalif Alhassan
Khalif Alhassan
Kalif Alhassan is a Ghanaian footballer. He currently plays for Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer.-Professional:...

 
  Liberty Professionals F.C. 
MF Stephen Damalie  January 02, 1990 (age 22)   Bechem Chelsea
Bechem Chelsea
Berekum Chelsea Football Club is a Ghanaian football club based in Berekum, previously known as Bechem Chelsea Football Club, play in the Ghanaian top-flight league called the Ghana Premier League.-History:...

 
Hans Kwofie    Heart of Lions
Heart of Lions
Heart of Lions Football Club is an Ghanaian football club based in Kpandu.-History:They are a member of the Ghana Telecom Premier League. They were 4th in the 2004, 2005 season of the One Touch Premier League and also won the top four competition the same year.-Management:* President: Godwin Kwami...

 
FW Ebo Andoh
Ebo Andoh
Enoch Ebo Andoh is a Ghanaian footballer who currently plays for F.C. Porto in Portugal.-Career:He started his professional career with Accra Hearts of Oak SC and joined 2008 to League rival King Faisal Babes. Andoh was sold in January 2011 from his club King Faisal Babes to F.C...

 
  Accra Hearts of Oak SC 
MF Isaac Paintsil  -   Berekum Berlin F.C. 
FW Ben Acheampong   All Blacks F.C.
All Blacks F.C.
-History:They play their home games at Swedru Sports Stadium. The called in the opening Black Magicians, the club names fullnamed Gamba Agona Swedru All Blacks Football Club. Japanese business tycoon and politician Toshihiro Iwasa has bought 70% shares in All Blacks and appointed his Korean partner...

 
DF Godfred Rockson    Heart of Lions
Heart of Lions
Heart of Lions Football Club is an Ghanaian football club based in Kpandu.-History:They are a member of the Ghana Telecom Premier League. They were 4th in the 2004, 2005 season of the One Touch Premier League and also won the top four competition the same year.-Management:* President: Godwin Kwami...

 
MF Eric Opoku
Eric Opoku
Eric Opoku-Agyemang is a Ghanaian footballer who currently plays for Ghana Premier League club Asante Kotoko.-Career:...

 
  Accra Hearts of Oak SC 
DF Richard Aticah  -   Bechem Chelsea
Bechem Chelsea
Berekum Chelsea Football Club is a Ghanaian football club based in Berekum, previously known as Bechem Chelsea Football Club, play in the Ghanaian top-flight league called the Ghana Premier League.-History:...

 
DF Isaac Annan    Birim Stars 
MF Michael Tawiah
Michael Tawiah
Michael Tawiah is a Ghanaian footballer. He typically plays as a defensive midfielder.-Lokomotiv Mezdra:...

 
December 01, 1990 (age 21)   Kaliakra Kavarna  1 (0)

Players called up to the national camp


Abraham Hoenyedzi (Ken Harrison Babies), David Dadzie (Nungua United), Philip Adu (Maxbees FC), Charles Enterm (Nungua United), Ali Ibrahim (Ali Jaraa Academy), Stephen Owusu Ansah (Ashanti-Gold), Paul Addo (Fairpoint FC), Samuel Ayisi (Seven United), Eric Opoku (Corners Babies), Pero Gwalla (Catholic Stars), Moses Otiboe (International Allies), Aminu Ishmael (Wa All Stars), Enoch Ebo Andoh (Corner Babies), Omar Nuhu Bello (Bofoakwa Tano), William Owusu (Sporting Lisbon) and Alhassan Meisuna, Emmanuel Burkason (Kessben FC), Ben Owusu (Berekum Arsenals), Suraju Ibrahim (Wa All Stars), Adu Kofi (Corners Babies), Sulley Issaka (Chicago Babies), Nathaniel Asamoah (Subway FC), Imoro Adams (Semeraka FC), Eric Mensah (Nikwab Professionals) and Kelvin Owusu Bossman (Reading FC), David Addotey (Jen FC), Nana Yaw Sarfo (AshGold Stars), Abraham Fuseini (Wa All Stars), Francis Nanabayin (Todd Babies), Kwadwo Amofa (Staling Academy). http://www.newtimesonline.com/repair/content/view/6755/53/

Previous squads

  • 2001 FIFA under-20 World Cup (squads) - Ghana
  • 1999 FIFA under-20 World Cup (squads) - Ghana
  • 1997 FIFA under-20 World Cup (squads) - Ghana
  • 1993 FIFA under-20 World Cup (squads) - Ghana

Notable players


  • Dominic Adiyiah
    Dominic Adiyiah
    Dominic Adiyiah is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who plays as a striker for Karşıyaka and the Ghana national team.-Early career:...

    (2009)
  • Nii Lamptey
    Nii Lamptey
    Nii Odartey Lamptey is a former Ghanaian footballer. He is known foremost for his erratic career, in which he became a superstar as a teenager and then suffered a long string of failures which burnt him out well before his time...

    (1993)
  • Andre Ayew
    André Ayew
    André Morgan Rami Ayew is a Ghanaian football player who currently plays for French club Marseille in Ligue 1. He is often referred to as simply Dédé. Ayew plays as a winger, but can play as a striker...

     (2009)
  • Ben Owu(1993)
  • Daniel Addo
    Daniel Addo
    Daniel Addo is a retired Ghanaian footballer who last played for King Faisal Babes, as a midfielder.-Club career:...

    (1993)
  • Samuel Kuffour
    Samuel Kuffour
    Samuel Osei Kuffour is a retired Ghanaian professional footballer who played as a defender.Known for his great physical power, he is best remembered for his time with Bayern Munich, whom he represented for over a decade, winning a total of 17 major titles, and playing in nearly 250 official...

    (1993)
  • Augustine Ahinful
    Augustine Ahinful
    Augustine Ahinful is a former Ghanaian football player who last played for Ankaragücü in Turkish Super Lig....

    (1993)
  • Charles Akonnor(1993)
  • Emmanuel Duah(1993)
  • Isaac Asare
    Isaac Asare
    Isaac Asare is a football player from Ghana, who was a member of the Men's National Team that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. In 2006, Asare obtained Belgian nationality....

    (1993)
  • Mohammed Gargo
    Mohammed Gargo
    Mohammed Gargo is a former Ghanaian footballer.-Club career:Gargo joined Italian side Udinese in 1995. In January 2003 he was loaned to Venezia and in January 2004 sold to Serie B side Genoa along with Vittorio Micolucci, in exchanged for Rodrigue Boisfer and Valon Behrami, all in co-ownership...

    (1993)

  • Christian Gyan
    Christian Gyan
    Christian Attah Gyan is a Ghanaian footballer who currently plays for RoPS in Finland.- Career :Gyan signed for Feyenoord in 1996. During the following season the club send him on loan to Excelsior. After only a couple of months Feyenoord recalled the defender, and he made his debut for Feyenoord...

    (1997)
  • Awudu Issaka
    Awudu Issaka
    Awudu Issaka is a professional Ghanaian footballer player.- Career :...

    (1997)
  • Kofi Amponsah(1997)
  • Stephen Appiah
    Stephen Appiah
    Stephen Leroy Appiah is a former Ghana International football midfielder and captain. He is currently a free agent. He has played for several European clubs since 1997 and is currently without a club. Appiah was a member of the Ghana national team, which he has represented at the youth, Olympic,...

    (1997, 1999)
  • Peter Ofori Quaye(1997, 1999)
  • Patrick Allotey
    Patrick Allotey
    Patrick Allotey was a football defender from Ghana.- Career :Born in Accra, Allotey played five official matches for Feyenoord Rotterdam. He also served Excelsior Rotterdam....

    (1997)
  • Baffour Gyan(1999)
  • Laryea Kingston
    Laryea Kingston
    Laryea Kingston is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who is currently playing for Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Be'er Sheva in Israel...

    (1999)
  • George Blay
    George Blay
    George Blay is a Ghanaian football player who is currently playing for Unirea Urziceni.Blay played a total of nine seasons in the Belgian First Division with Standard Liège , Y.R. K.V...

    (1999)
  • Owusu Afriyie
    Owusu Afriyie
    Owusu Afriyie is a Ghanaian former professional footballer. Nicknamed Arriky, he played as a midfielder in Ghana, Spain, Portugal, Austria, and England.-Career:...

    (1999)

  • Michael Essien
    Michael Essien
    Michael Kojo Essien is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Ghanaian national team. He is a midfielder who has often been touted as a box-to-box midfielder for his ability to exert boundless energy in supporting offensive and defensive play...

    (2001)
  • Sulley Muntari
    Sulley Muntari
    Sulleyman Ali "Sulley" Muntari is a Ghanaian international footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for Serie A club Inter Milan in Italy. He has 66 caps for The Black Stars of Ghana.-Early career:...

    (2001)
  • Anthony Obodai
    Anthony Obodai
    Anthony Obodai is a Ghanaian international footballer who plays as a midfielder; he is currently without a professional club.-Club career:...

    (2001)
  • John Mensah
    John Mensah
    John Mensah is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a defender for French club Lyon in Ligue 1, although he spent the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons on loan at English club Sunderland in the Premier League...

    (2001)
  • John Paintsil(2001)
  • Derek Boateng
    Derek Boateng
    Derek Owusu Boateng is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who currently plays as a midfielder for Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Ukrainian Premier League and the Ghana national team....

    (2001)
  • Emmanuel Pappoe(2001)
  • Razak Pimpong(2001)
  • George Owu(2001)


Famous Coaches



FIFA Tourney
FIFA U-20 World Cup
The FIFA U-20 World Cup, until 2005 known as the FIFA World Youth Championship, is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association...

Manager name
2008–2010   Sellas Tetteh
Sellas Tetteh
Sellas Tetteh Teivi is a Ghanaian professional football coach and former player.-Early and personal life:Sellas Tetteh Teivi was born on 12 December 1956 in Adabraka. His father was Mensah Teivi, a mechanic, and his mother was Elizabeth Dablah; he was the eldest of eight children...

  2001
2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Argentina between June 17 and July 8, 2001. The 2001 championship was the 13th contested. The tournament took part in six cities, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta, and Mar del Plata...

  Emmanuel Akwasi Afranie
  1999
1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between April 3 and April 24, 1999. The 1999 championship was the 12th contested.- Qualification :The following 24 teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.-Squads:...

  Giuseppe Dossena
Giuseppe Dossena
Giuseppe Dossena is an Italian football manager and former player. Dossena began his playing career for Torino, being successively even capped for the 1982 FIFA World Cup...

  1997
1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship was the 11th staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It was held from June 16 to July 5, 1997 in Malaysia.-Venues:-Qualification:The following 24 teams qualified for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship...

  Francis Oti Akenteng
  1993
1993 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Australia for second time from 5 to 20 March 1993. The 1993 championship was the 9th contested. The tournament took place in five venues: Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide....

  Fred Osam-Duodu
Fred Osam-Duodu
Fred Osam-Duodu is a legendary Ghanaian coach and a FIFA Instructor. A former Ghana national football team coach, he led Ghana to win the 1982 African Cup of Nations in Libya and also led Ghana's Under-20 team to win the 1993 African U-20 Cup of Nations and a silver medal at the 1993 FIFA World...



Former (2007) U-20 squad


Squad for the Toulon Tournament
Toulon Tournament
The Toulon Tournament is a football tournament which traditionally features invited national teams composed of under-21 players, although the first tournament in 1967 featured club teams...

 in France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

 from May 31–9 June 2007.
  • GK 1 Patrick Antwi
    Patrick Antwi
    Patrick Antwi is a Ghanaian football player who currently plays for Tema Youth.- Career :Antwi began his career by second division club Prestea Mine Stars F.C. and was later transferred to Liberty Professionals FC, in May 2009 signed with Tema Youth. He made his debut for the Ghana national team...

      -   Liberty Professionals
  • GK 16 Isaac Ackon  -   Gamba All Blacks
  • DF
    Defender (football)
    Within the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking....

     2 John Boye
    John Boye
    John Boye is a Ghanaian football midfielder who played for Rennes.-Career:Boye began his career with Schwepps, later played with Pro Consult Sports Academy and Miracle FC....

      -   Heart of Lions
    Heart of Lions
    Heart of Lions Football Club is an Ghanaian football club based in Kpandu.-History:They are a member of the Ghana Telecom Premier League. They were 4th in the 2004, 2005 season of the One Touch Premier League and also won the top four competition the same year.-Management:* President: Godwin Kwami...

  • DF
    Defender (football)
    Within the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking....

     4 Louis Quainoo  -   Tema Youth
    Tema Youth
    Tema Youth is a football club based in Tema, Ghana, who plays in the Poly Tank Division One League.- History :Founded in 2005, they formerly played in the Ghana Premier League. Their home stadium is Tema Sports Stadium...

  • DF
    Defender (football)
    Within the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking....

     5 Hannan Giwah  -   Real Tamale United
    Real Tamale United
    Real Tamale United, often abbreviated as RTU, is a football club based in Tamale, Ghana. They are a member of the Ghana Telecom Premier League. Their home stadium is Kaladan Park.-History:...

  • DF
    Defender (football)
    Within the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking....

     6 Samuel Enzemoba  -   Real Sportive
    Real Sportive
    Real Sportive is an Ghanaian football club based in Tema.-History:They are a member of the First Division formerly of Ghana Telecom Premier League...

  • DF
    Defender (football)
    Within the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking....

     7 Solomon Addy
    Solomon Addy
    Solomon Addy is a Ghanaian football player who currently plays for Ashanti Gold.- Career :Addy began his career with Sportnet F.C.. He was than at Sportnet F.C. from their academy promoted to their Division 1 League team in 2004. He joined than to International Allies F.C. in Ghana Division 2...

      -   Ashanti Gold
  • MF
    Midfielder
    A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

     8 Mubarak Wakaso  -   Elche CF
    Elche CF
    Elche Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Elche, Alicante, in the Valencian Community. Founded in 1923, it currently plays in the Spanish second division, holding home matches at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, with a capacity of 38,750 seats.-Recent seasons:-Season to...

  • MF
    Midfielder
    A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

     11 Alhaji Sani  -   Ashanti Gold
  • MF
    Midfielder
    A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

     14 Mohammed-Awal Issah
    Mohammed-Awal Issah
    Mohammed-Awal Issah is a Ghanaian footballer. He currently plays for Rosenborg BK in the Norwegian Premier League.- Club career :...

      -   Real Sportive
    Real Sportive
    Real Sportive is an Ghanaian football club based in Tema.-History:They are a member of the First Division formerly of Ghana Telecom Premier League...

  • MF
    Midfielder
    A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

     15 Yahaya Mohamed
    Yahaya Mohamed
    Mohammed Yahaya Sabato is a Ghanaian International footballer, who currently plays for Asante Kotoko F.C...

      -   Tema Youth
    Tema Youth
    Tema Youth is a football club based in Tema, Ghana, who plays in the Poly Tank Division One League.- History :Founded in 2005, they formerly played in the Ghana Premier League. Their home stadium is Tema Sports Stadium...

  • MF
    Midfielder
    A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

     17 Samad Oppong
    Samad Oppong
    Samad Wayne Abdul Oppong is a Ghanaian footballer. He last played for ES Sétif in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.- Career :Oppong began his career with Corners Babies, he joined King Faisal Babes in January 2006...

      -   King Faisal Babes
    King Faisal Babes
    King Faisal Babes is a professional football club in Kumasi, Ghana, playing in the Ghana Telecom Premier League, and finished 3rd in 2005-06. They were represented at the FIFA World Cup 2006 by left-back Habib Mohamed, who was playing for Ghana. King Faisal Babes were relegated at the end of the...

  • MF
    Midfielder
    A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

     18 Seidu Yahaya
    Seidu Yahaya
    Seidu Yahaya is a Ghanaian football player currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Israeli Premier League club Maccabi Haifa.- Career :...

      -   PAOK FC
    PAOK FC
    P.A.O.K. F.C. is a Greek association football club based in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is the largest supported football club in Macedonia.PAOK FC is the football department of Pan-Thessalonian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans , a multi-sport club. Since its formation in 1926 the football club...

  • MF
    Midfielder
    A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

     19 Yaw Frimpong  -   Feyenoord Academy Ghana
    Feyenoord Academy
    Feyenoord Academy is a Ghanaian football club and the biggest football academy in Ghana based in Goma Fetteh, and was founded by Feyenoord from Rotterdam...

  • FW
    Striker
    Forwards, also known as strikers, are the players on a team in association football who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals...

     3 Felix Baffoe
    Felix Baffoe
    Felix Baffoe is a Ghanaian football player who currently plays for Accra Hearts of Oak.- Career :Baffoe began his career with Liberty Professionals FC and joined in Mai 2008 on loan to Zaytuna F.C....

      -   Liberty Professionals
  • FW
    Striker
    Forwards, also known as strikers, are the players on a team in association football who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals...

     10 Eric Bekoe
    Eric Bekoe
    Eric Bekoe is a Ghanaian football striker. He currently plays for Petrojet in the Egypt Premier League.-Career:In the season 2007/08, with a total 17 goals in 23 matches he became the "Goal King" of the One Touch Premier League and League Champion with Kotoko...

     (Captain) -   Asante Kotoko
    Asante Kotoko
    Asante Kotoko Football Club, also known as Asante Kotoko, is one of the biggest and most successful football clubs in Ghana as well as being one of the more successful teams in Africa, having won twenty national league titles. They have also twice been champions of Africa. The club's home ground is...

  • FW
    Striker
    Forwards, also known as strikers, are the players on a team in association football who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals...

     9 Emmanuel Clottey
    Emmanuel Clottey
    Emmanuel Atukwei Clottey is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who currently plays for Ghana Premier League club Berekum Chelsea and the Ghana national team.- Career :...

      -   Odense Boldklub
  • LWF 12 Douglas Nkrumah  -   Asante Kotoko
    Asante Kotoko
    Asante Kotoko Football Club, also known as Asante Kotoko, is one of the biggest and most successful football clubs in Ghana as well as being one of the more successful teams in Africa, having won twenty national league titles. They have also twice been champions of Africa. The club's home ground is...

  • RWF 13 Ekow Benson
    Ekow Benson
    Ekow Benson is a Ghanaian football player, he is currently attached to Asante Kotoko F.C..- Career :Benson began his career for New Odona Schalke 04 and joined in 2004 to Fauzan FC. After two years for Fauzan joined in January 2006 to Tema Youth who has been a trial with Stade Rennais in 2007...

      -   Hearts of Oak
  • FW
    Striker
    Forwards, also known as strikers, are the players on a team in association football who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals...

     20 Bradley Hudson-Odoi
    Bradley Hudson-Odoi
    Bradley Hudson-Odoi is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a striker who plays for Vasas SC in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I.-Background:He is the son of former Hearts of Oak midfielder Bismark Odoi.-Club career:...

      -   Hereford United F.C.
    Hereford United F.C.
    Hereford United Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Hereford. Founded in 1924, they are competing in Football League Two in the 2011–12 season. Hereford have played at Edgar Street for their entire history and are nicknamed 'The Whites' or 'The Lilywhites',...



This team was eliminated 4-3 on penalty kicks by Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso national football team
The Burkina Faso national football team, nicknamed Les Etalons , is the national team of Burkina Faso and is controlled by the Fédération Burkinabé de Foot-Ball. They were known as the Upper Volta national football team until 1984, when Upper Volta became Burkina Faso...

 after a 1-1 aggregate tie in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the sixteenth edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup , hosted by Canada from June 30 to July 22, 2007. Argentina defeated Czech Republic in the title game by the score of 2–1, thus managing a back-to-back world title, its fifth in the past seven editions, and sixth...

 African Qualifiers on 22 October 2006.


Head coach:   Sellas Tetteh
Sellas Tetteh
Sellas Tetteh Teivi is a Ghanaian professional football coach and former player.-Early and personal life:Sellas Tetteh Teivi was born on 12 December 1956 in Adabraka. His father was Mensah Teivi, a mechanic, and his mother was Elizabeth Dablah; he was the eldest of eight children...



See also


  • Ghana national football team
    Ghana national football team
    The Ghana national football team, popularly known as the Black Stars, is the national association football team of Ghana and is controlled by the Ghana Football Association...

  • Ghana national U23 football team
    Ghana national under-23 football team
    Ghana Olympic football team known as "The Black Meteors", represents Ghana in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except during the Olympic Games where the use of three overage players is allowed. The team is controlled by...

  • Ghana national U17 football team
    Ghana national under-17 football team
    Ghana national U-17 football team known as "The Riley Goon Squad" has been a two-time FIFA U-17 World Cup Champions in 1991 and 1995 and a two-time Runner-up in 1993 and 1997...


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