Mohamed Diomande: Ivorian Born Midfielder Named in Ghana Squad to Face Nigeria, Uganda

Mohamed Diomande: Ivorian Born Midfielder Named in Ghana Squad to Face Nigeria, Uganda

Isaac Darko
March 17, 2024 at 6:31 AM
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Ghana has named Mohamed Baba Diomande in their squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Nigeria and Uganda.

Newly appointed head coach Otto Addo has included the talented ex-Right to Dream Academy graduate in the 26-man squad list for the matches scheduled later this month.

Diomande, who recently made a move to Scottish club Rangers FC, has accepted the call-up to represent Ghana at the senior level, showcasing his commitment to the national team.

The former FC Nordsjaelland captain had the option to play for either Ghana or Ivory Coast and had previously featured for the Ivorian U23 team in March 2023.

With two goals and an assist in 10 appearances for Rangers FC this season, Diomande brings skill and versatility to the Black Stars' midfield.

The Black Stars are gearing up to take on the Super Eagles on March 22 followed by a match against Uganda on March 26 in international friendlies at the Stade Grade Marrakech in Morocco.

Meanwhile, Sports Brief also reported on the Black Stars inviting Aurora goalkeeper David Akologo to the Ghana national team for the upcoming international friendly matches against traditional rivals Nigeria and Uganda next week.

The 27-year-old shot-stopper, who hails from Accra, was also recently selected for the Bolivia national team for their fixtures against Algeria and Bolivia in the inaugural FIFA series tournament.

Akologo, who has been showcasing his skills in Bolivian top-flight football since 2020, is recognized as one of the standout goalkeepers in the country.

Ghana appoint Addo as coach

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has given the green light to the recommendation made by the five-member Black Stars Head Coach search committee to appoint Addo as Ghana's next coach.

This decision comes after an extensive yet conclusive emergency meeting of the Executive Council on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

As a result, the GFA has successfully negotiated with Bundesliga powerhouse Borussia Dortmund for Addo to be released to assume the position.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)