March friendlies: Grant to give 3 youngsters opportunity in Stars callups

first_imgAvram Grant is set to make good his promise to give opportunities to young stars when Ghana engages in two friendlies later this month. The coach will name an expanded squad for this month’s double header in France where the Black Stars play Senegal and Mali. Both games will be on March 28 and 31 in Le Havre and Paris respectively.Joy Sports can report that Vitoria Guimaeres attacker Bernard Mensah will get his first senior call after missing out on the Afcon 2015 provisional squad.Also in the 27 man list will be former U-20 World Cup star Seidu Salifu who plays for Tunisian side Club Africaine. Another former youth star, Ebenezer Assifuah, as well as Sampdoria’s Alfred Duncan will be in the side.ReturnsIn-form Leicester City wingback Jeffrey Schlupp, after missing the Afcon through injury, is set for a return as Crystal Palace’s Kwesi Appiah will also be featured. Expected 27-man listGOALKEEPERS: Razak Brimah, Fatau Dauda, Ernest SowahDEFENDERS:Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman, Edwin Gyimah, John Boye, Daniel Amartey, Jonathan Mensah, Jeffrey SchluppMIDFIELDERS:Rabiu Mohammed, Afriyie Acquah, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Solomon Asante, Christian Atsu, Frank Acheampong, Mubarak Wakasu, Andre Ayew, David Accam, Alfred Duncan, Siedu Salifou. STRIKERS:Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew, Mahatma Otoo, Kwesi Appiah, Ebenezer Assifuah, Bernard Mensah–last_img read more

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