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Ali Ouattara handed Ghana U23 call up ahead of African U23 Championship match against Algeria

Defender Ali Ouattara has been named in a provisional 24-man squad announced by Ghana Under-23 coach Ibrahim Tanko ahead of the  African U23 Championship double-legged qualifying match against Algeria.

The powerful centre-back is expected to fight a place in the final 18-man squad expected to be announced for the trip.

Ouattara has been hugely impressive since he joined the Mauve and Yellows from Real Tamale United last year.

He has been a key cog of coach Samuel Boadu’s side since he broke into the team.

The team is expected to assembly on Wednesday 7th August in Accra M Planza hotel to begin preparations.

They will be holding their training session at the El Wake Stadium.

The invited players are as follows;

Kwame Baah – Asante Kotoko
Richmond Ayi – Hearts of Oak
Kumson Augustine – Crystal Palace

Christopher Bonny – Hearts of Oak
William Denkyi – Hearts of Oak
Evans Mensah – Kotoko
Issah Yakubu – Dreams FC
Ali Ouattara – Medeama FC
Kojo Amoako – Ashanti Gold FC
Kodjou Emmanuel – Attram de Visser Academy
Zakaria Fuseini – Brekum Chelsea
Michael Agbekornu – Dreams FC
Caleb Amankwaa – Aduana Stars
*Habib Mohammed – Asante Kotoko*

Briama Forster –Brekum Chelsea
Abdul Nuredeen – Vision FC
Yussif Oduro – Okyeman Planners
Nasiru Hamza – Inter Allies FC

Akese Akese – Nzema Kotoko
Kwame Opoku – Nkwransa Warriors
Adiwah Peter Ernest – Emmanuel FC
Eric Dupey – Star Madrid

By Patrick Akoto