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Ghana U23 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin explains importance of Japan friendly

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Head Coach of the Black Meteors Samuel Fabin says the friendlies against Japan and South Korea gives him chance to assess his squad for future assignments.

 

Ghana are currently in Tokyo to take on their Japanese counterparts in two separate friendly matches scheduled for Saturday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 9. The team will later travel to   South Korea for a similar exercise on June 12 and 15, 2021.

Speaking ahead of the game, Coach Fabin says everything has been put in place for the team to perform.

‘’As you know we didn’t have too much time for training. Since we came this is the second day of training and therefore we have no choice but to get ready for the match’’ Coach Fabin told ghanafa.org

‘This friendly will give me the chance to assess the boys that I am going to work with, with the U-23 so the little time we have had, we have put things together for them to be able to perform’’ he added.

Japan and South Korea will use the two games to test their readiness for the Olympic Games football competition.

The Squad:

Goalkeepers: Richmond Ayi (Hearts of Oak), William Esso (Vision FC)

Defenders: Samuel Ashie Quaye (Great Olympics), Frank Assinki (HB Koge), Frank Amoabeng (Cerignola), Ibrahim Moro (Asante Kotoko), Uzair Alhassan (Tamale Utrecht), Abdulai Sabit (Getafe CF)

Midfield: Emmanuel Essiam (Berekum Chelsea), Frimpong Boateng (King Faisal), Patrick Mensah (Heart of Lions), Kwame Adubofuor Poku (Colchester United), Osman Bukari (Genk)

Forwards: Jonah Attuquaye (Legon Cities), Percious Boah (Dreams FC), Samuel Obeng Gyabaa (Real Oviedo), Joselpho Barnes (Shalkeh 04), Diawusie Taylor (Karela United FC), Samuel Boakye (Eleven Wonders)

The first game will take place on Saturday, June 5 at 19:25GMT at Fukuoka Best stadium in Tokyo.

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