|Clifford Aboagye was named the third best |
player of the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup.
Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah was on scouting mission in Turkey during the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup.
The Black Stars boss had earlier on revealed he has identified about four players from the Black Satellites team that finished third in the World Cup who could be drafted into the Black Stars.
Coach Appiah without revealing the identities of the said players however added he will continue to monitor these players before taking a final decision as to whether they will join the Black Stars set up soon enough.
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has now confirmed these players are in line for an immediate call into the Black Stars.
“Apart from the placing, in terms of performance, it gave an opportunity to our national handlers at the senior level to see at first hand some of the budding talents that we will need for the senior team,”he confirmed
“And haven spoken to the Black Stars coach, I am very happy that he has discovered three or four players that he can make a quick call up to take part in the national team towards team building.”
Ghana has profited immensley from the past to such progression of players from the junior teams to the Black Stars.
Most of the players in the 2001 Ghana U20 team that won silver at the World Cup played in the 2002 Nations Cup and formed the nucleaus of the team that qualified Ghana to its maiden senior World Cup finals in Germany 2006.
Again the Black Stars relied heavily on the 2009 U20 World Cup winning squad at the 2010 Nations Cup in Angola with many of them now commanding regular spots in the current Black Stars squad.
Players such as Seidu Salifu, Ebenezer Assifuah and Clifford Aboagye are the most talked of players touted to join the Black Stars following their impressive displays at the World Cup.
While Assifuah emerged top scorer of the tournament, the immense talent of the diminutive Aboagye was recognized with the bronze ball award as the third best player of the tournament with Salifu als likened to Michael Essien for providing the solid backbone of the Ghana U20 midfield.