Ghana have named a 20-man squad to chase for a ticket to next year’s Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.
The Black Starlets are scheduled to compete in a seven-nation zonal qualifying tournament in Niger from September 2-15.
The winner of this competition picks the ticket to represent Wafu Zone B at next year’s Afcon.
Head coach Karim Zito is having to do without three key players – Emmanuel Bio (Cheetah FC), Adams Saad (Still Believe FC) and Godwin Bentil (Attram De Visser Soccer Academy) – after independent MRI tests proved they were older than the required age limit.
The Ghana U-17s begin their campaign in Group A alongside neighbours Togo and hosts Niger.
The Black Starlets will leave Accra for Niamey Thursday afternoon.
David Cudjoe, Emmanuel Essiam, Uzah Alhassan, 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, Ebenezer Adade