“I will be happy if Chris Hughton adds a few U-23 players to his squad” – Yaw Acheampong

“I will be happy if Chris Hughton adds a few U-23 players to his squad” – Yaw Acheampong

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Ex-Ghana international, Yaw Acheampong says he will be happy if Black Stars head coach, Chris Hughton ropes in a number of the U-23 players into the senior national team.

The former Newcastle United manager was at the Baba Yara Stadium to watch the Black Meteors qualify for the AFCON U-23 tournament in Morocco in June.

Ghana edged out Algeria to qualify for the continental tournament with a 2-1 aggregate score line over two legs.

A spirited performance saw the team hold Algeria to a 1-1 draw in Annaba with the reverse fixture ending 1-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Sporting Lisbon forward, Fatawu Abdul Issahaku, Nordsjaelland’s Ernest Nuamah, and Daniel Afriyie Barnieh of FC Zurich were some players who showed glimpses of quality materials needed by the Black Stars.

Yaw Acheampong believes the players who played well could be given a shot at the Black Stars in future.

“Chris was with the team [Black Stars] in Qatar and he was able to learn a lot of things about the team.

“Now that he is the head of the technical team, he is trying to adopt the philosophy or the system that the team wants to play.

“So why not, if he sees somebody in the U-23 team who can be in his team to move him forward why not he can bring him on board.

“I will be very happy if he adds one or two to his squad.” Yaw Acheampong told Radio Gold Sports.

Acheampng was a member of the squad that won bronze – Ghana and Africa’s first ever Olympic medal in Barcelona 1992.

It has been 19-years since the Black Meteors qualified for the festival after last appearing in Athens 2004.

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