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Cudjoe, others in Black Satellites team

BY: Peter Sarbah
Matthew Cudjoe
Matthew Cudjoe

Legon Cities wonder kid, Matthew Cudjoe, is among a list of 27-man squad named by Coach Karim Zito for the WAFU Zone B Under-20 Cup of Nations slated for Benin.

The skillful midfielder, signed for Legon Cities after Kumasi Asante Kotoko failed to renew his contract at the end of last season.

He emerged as one of the selected players having been picked from a list of 150 players who presented selected to be justified.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic teams in this year’s competition have been given a window of six extra players instead of the usual 21.

Other notable players who made the squad include, Hearts of Oak’s Afriyie Bannieh, Abdul Mugeese Zakaria of Eleven Wonders and Suleman Mohammed of Dreams FC.

The Black Satellites are in Group B alongside, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire and looking for a slot in the next Africa Cup of Nations tournament slated for Mauritania in 2021.

Goalkeepers

Danlad Ibrahim (Asante Kotoko), William E. Esso (Vision FC), David Kudjo (Action Boys FC), Appiah Kubi (Accra Lions FC)

Defenders:

Aloma Benjamin (Vision FC), Philemon Baffuor (Dreams FC), Amoah Kobina (Golden Kicks), Uzair Alhassan (Tamale Utrecht), Nathaniel Adjei (Danbort FC), Ofori McCarthy (Eleven Wonders), Ivan Anokye Mensah (Zilina Africa FC)

Midfielders:  

Issah Huda (BA United), Emmanuel Essiam (Berekum Chelsea), Abdul Mugeez Zakaria (Eleven Wonders), Emmanuel Agyeman Duah (Ebony FC), Ayara Sadat (Heart of Lions), Adjei Frimpong Eugene (African Talent Academy), Sarfo Evans (Karela United), Adams Salim (New Edubiase FC), Sulemana Mohammed (Dreams FC)

Attackers:

Matthew Anim Cudjoe (Legon Cities), Blessing Brafo (Karela FC), Precious Boah (Dreams FC) Afriyie Bannieh Daniel (Hearts of Oak), Patrick Mensah (Heart of Lions), Sumaila Abanga (Benaab FC), Boateng Frank (Prestige FC)