Ransford-Yeboah Koniigsdoffer

Sulemana, Koniigsdoffer in 29-man provisional squad for U-23 AFCON

Black Stars duo of Kamaldeen Sulemana and Ransford-Yeboah Koniigsdoffer are expected to join the Black Meteors pre-tournament camping ahead of the TotalEnergies U-23 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Morocco.

Sulemana and Koniigsdoffer have been named in Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s 29-man provisional squad and will team up with the national U-23 side after their participation in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Madagascar on June 18.

Coach Tanko maintained the core of his team that qualified for the continental campaign which is slated for June 24 to July 8 with skipper Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Ernest Nuamah, Fatawu Issahaku, and Emmanuel Essiam among others all making the list.

The Black Meteors will depart Accra on Monday, June 12 for Cairo where they will camp for two weeks and engage in series of friendlies before the competition.

The team has been training at the Ghanaman Centre of Excellence at Prampram ahead of the trip to Cairo.

Ghana have been paired with hosts Morocco, Guinea and Congo in Group A. The Black Meteors will begin the tournament with a game against Congo on June 25, before taking on Morocco and Guinea on June 27 and June 30, respectively.

The finalists and third-place playoff winner of this tournament will qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics men’s football tournament in Paris while the 4th-placed team will play the AFC –CAF playoff to decide the final slot at the Olympics.

Below is the full squad:




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