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Ghana Coach Otto Addo Names Squad for Friendlies Against Brazil and Nicaragua
- Black Stars coach Otto Addo has named a 29-man team for the international friendlies in September
- The four times African champions will engage Brazil and Nicaragua in France as part of preparations ahead of the World Cup
- Ghana qualified for the World Cup after edging Nigeria in the play-offs early this year to make a return to the tournament
Head coach of the Black Stars, Otto Addo, has named his squad for the international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua later this month.
The team will face Brazil on September 23 in Le Havre, France, before engaging Nicaragua three days later in Spain.
In a post on social media by the Ghana Football Association, the team consists of several new players, including England youth star Tariq Lamptey.
Inaki Williams, Ransford Yeboah Konigsdorffer, Stephan Ambrosius and Mohammed Salisu have all been named in the team for the two matches.
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The coach will test the strength of his team with the friendlies before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.
The Black Stars are making a return to the global showpiece after edging Nigeria in the play-offs in March.
World Cup trophy arrives in Ghana for a two-day tour
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the FIFA World Cup trophy has landed in Ghana for a two-day tour led by former winner David Trezeguet.
The trophy arrived on Saturday morning with the Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif and Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku receiving the delegation at the Kotoko International Airport.
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In photos posted on social media, the golden trophy is covered in a glass case and well guarded by security.
President Akufo-Addo is confident Ghana will be the first African country to win the World Cup
The World Cup trophy began its tour of Africa in Accra over the weekend, led by 1998 winner David Trezeguet.
Inspired by Ghana's pioneering role in leading African countries to independence, Nana Akufo-Addo said the Black Stars are set to make history.