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Black Stars: Three players get late call up for Ivory Coast and Morocco friendlies


Lawrence Ati Zigi
Lawrence Ati Zigi

Black Stars head coach C.K. Akonnor has called up Lawrence Ati Zigi, Joel Fameyeh and Moro Salifu for next week’s International friendlies against Morocco and Ivory Coast.

The players, who were originally not part of the team, are in Cape Coast training with the rest of the squad for the International matches scheduled for June 8 and 12 respectively.

Ati Zigi, who had a brilliant season with St. Gallen in the Swiss Super League, comes in to replace Richard Ofori.

Fameyeh, a former player of Asokwa Deportivo, scored 12 goals and made five assists for FC Orenburg in their quick promotion back to the Russian Premier League.

Bechem United’s Moro Salifu has been in and out of the team and he missed out on the final squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March this year.

Some 17 players trained on Monday, June 1, 2021. They included – Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Razak Abalora, Danlad Ibrahim, Gideon Mensah, Andy Yiadom, Philemon Baffuor, Daniel Amartey, Joseph Agyei, Nicholas Opoku, Ismail Ganiyu, Emmanuel Lomotey, Baba Idrissu, Moro Salifu, Joel Fameyeh, Gladson Awako, Emmanuel Gyasi and Rashid Nortey.

The team will continue their preparation at the Cape Coast stadium Wednesday afternoon.



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