Local media reports the Ghana Soccer Association (GFA) have eradicated Kwame Afriyie Poku from the Black Stars squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers just after his inclusion was greatly criticized.
Poku, who performs for English fourth-tier facet Colchester, was named in Charles Akonnor’s 29-man for the video games from South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe later this month.
The 19-year-old’s range shocked Ghanaians, who criticized the technical handlers of the Black Stars for snubbing Ghana Leading League gamers for a participant who plays in a reduced league in England.
It has been rumoured that Akonnor submitted his squad to the GFA with no the youngster but the affiliation invited Poku so to secure his worldwide foreseeable future. Poku was born in England to Ghanaian mom and dad.
The selection has backfired, with the GFA reportedly compelled to clear away Poku from the squad. As an alternative, Poku has been drafted into the Area Black Stars squad for the pleasant in opposition to Uzbekistan subsequent 7 days.
Opoku has scored 1 and assisted a few objectives in 35 appearances throughout all competitions this period.
The Black Stars confront South Africa in Johannesburg on March 25, and host Sao Tome and Principe in Accra 3 days afterwards. Akonnor’s side requires a point to seal qualification to the tournament in Cameroon subsequent yr.