World Cup before World Cup as the U-20 FIFA World Cup is now on and the Black Satellites will face the talented French Squad today in Group A.
The Black Satellites are the 1st ever African side who won the World U-20 title in Egypt after beating the giants Brazil on penalties in 2009.
Sellas Tetteh, who was the real man behind that historic victory, has now once again taken the charge of The Ghana squad.
If we give a look to the history Ghana drew 0-0 with France in a final match of Group F back in 2001 World Cup.
If we look at the Ghana Squad Ebenezer Assifuah is the brightest part of Ghana team, Tetteh would be dependent on Inter Milan midfielder Alfred Duncan who supported Livorno secure promotion to the Italian Serie A.
Anderlecht’s Frank Acheampong and Baba Abdul Rahman from German side Greuther Furth will be vital. The Left-back Jeremiah Akorful is also delightful to watch. Juventus striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom is also in the squad.
Unfortunately Ghana had to drop the reserve team captain of Chelsea Daniel Pappoe due to a swollen knee.
And now if we give a look to the European giants their best performance comes in 2011 in Columbia where they finished 4th after their defeat against Mexico in the bronze medal game.
Pierre Mankowski’s side is stimulated by the existence of Olympique Lyon’s regular squad member Samuel Umtiti who completed 25 Ligue 1 games in last season and Juventus’ Paul Pogba.
The French Forward Jean Christophe Bahebeck took Troyes single handedly to the semifinal of the Coupe de France last season.
You can judge the quality of their squad by knowing that The AC Millan’s N’Baye Niang could not make his place in the Final Squad.
Almost 70% of the French squad has played in the French top flights.
Ghana’s probable line-up:
Eric Ofori Antwi
Baba Abdul Rahman
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