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Black Stars: Otto Addo Reveals Ghana Squad for Nigeria, Ugandan Friendlies

The squad boasts of few debutants; call up of Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s Frederick Asare as well as goalkeeper Akologo who plies his trade in Bolivia and Côte d’Ivoire born Right to Dream academy graduate, Mohammed Diamonde among others.

Newly appointed Black Stars Coach, Otto Addo, has revealed a 26-man squad in preparation for Ghana’s friendlies against Nigeria and Uganda in Morocco.

This would be their first since the horrendous exit from the AFCON 2023 group stages in Côte d’Ivoire and a possible capability test for the new gaffer.

The squad boasts of few debutants; call up of Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s Frederick Asare as well as goalkeeper Akologo who plies his trade in Bolivia, and Côte d’Ivoire born Right to Dream academy graduate, Mohammed Diamonde among others.

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In an interesting twist, Akologo’s call up to the senior team invokes interesting concerns as he’d been called up to the Bolivia national team already.

Scott Geelan, a sports analyst, has revealed that the goalkeeper’s call up to the Black Stars is nothing short of a hoax aimed at creating an impression of good optics for the mangers of the national team. In his view it reeks of sham.

In a tweet, he said, “There is no decision to make, Akologo is in the Bolivia camp already. This call-up was a sham call (to show they’ve seen him imo), highlighting that in spite of some positive steps taken with Addo’s return & the performances of the U20s, there is still much to improve on.”


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In form, Fatawu Isaahaku of Leicester City returns after missing out on the AFCON 2023, with key players from the AFCON 23 like Ashimeru and Joseph Paintsil missing from the squad.


The Black Stars of Ghana play the Super Eagles of Nigeria on the 22nd of March and play Uganda on the 26th of the same month. Both matches promise to be exciting – a chance to ignite another rivalry debate between Ghana and Nigeria. It’s also a pre-test for Coach Otto Addo who makes a comeback as head coach of the Black Stars.

Black Stars’ 26-man squad to face Nigeria and Uganda

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