Rajevac to hand starts to youngsters
Milovan Rajevac says youngmembers in the squad will get opportunities as Ghana gets ready to play 2010 Nations Cup hosts, Angola on Wednesday in an international friendly. The Black Stars play the Palancas Negras at the Coqueiros Stadium as the CAN hosts test one of their match venues ahead of the finals.
Ghana’s team arrived in Luanda Tuesday minus some regulars but with five members of the Fifa U-20 World Cup winning team as Rajevac seeks give them playing opportunities.
With Agyemang Badu and Lee Addy playing over the weekend in the World Cup qualifier, it could be time for Dominic Adiyiah and goalkeeper Daniel Agyei to make their senior debut while Andre Ayew and Opoku Agyemang get to play for the seniors again.
“The young ones will always have opportunities. I intend to give them some playing time and see the level. “They have the quality but they must be prepared to fight for places. The experience would be good for them.
“It would be good to see how they play with some of the seniors. In training, you can see that they are willing to go but we would see,” Rajevac told http://www.ghanafa.org. The Black Stars will be without some regular squad members for the game.
Stephen Appiah, Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan and Samuel Inkoom who all featured in last Sunday’s final qualifying match against Mali that ended 2-2 in the campaign for next year’s Nations Cup and World Cup competitions were left behind.
But Heartland defender, Aziz Ansah and Mark Sekyere of Asec Mimosa both made the squad. Ghana squad Goalkeepers: Richard Kingson (Wigan Athletic, England), Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals, Ghana)
Defenders: John Paintsil (Fulham, England), Jonathan Quartey (Nice, France), Eric Addo (Roda JC, Holland) Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany) Lee Addy (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana) Aziz Ansah (Heartland, Nigeria)
Midfielders: Anthony Annan (Rosenborg, Norway), Andre Ayew (Arles-Avagnon, France), Agyemang Badu (Asante Kotoko, Ghana) Rahim Ayew (Zamalek, Egypt) Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy) Mark Sekyere (Asec Mimosa, Ivory Coast)
Attackers: Matthew Amoah (NAC Breda, Holland), Dominic Adiyiah (Fredrikstad FK, Norway) Opoku Agyemang (Al-Wadha, Qatar)