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Kwame Bonsu named in Esperance squad for FIFA Club World Cup

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 Source: Ghana Guardian

Kwame Bonsu is part of the Esperance team that will be playing in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

African Champions Esperance will represent the continent in the annual FIFA organized competition for the various club continental champions.

'Conte' as he is affectionately referred to has been named in a 23 man squad that will partake in the torunament next week from December 11 to 21.

The former Kotoko midfielder has been an integral member of coach Moine Chabaani's side since his arrival in the team.

Bonsu will hope to leave a lasting impression on the minds of viewers and scouts as Esperance make their third appearance at the 'mundial' for clubs in Qatar

Esperance will open the competition with their first game against Al Sadd at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on December 14.

The Club World Cup is annual tournament featuring the champions of six continents.

Joining Liverpool are Brazilian side Flamengo, who beat Argentina's River Plate to win the Copa Libertadores and secure their spot.

Also, in this year's contest, are Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal, Tunisia's Esperance de Tunis and Monterrey from Mexico, as well as Oceanian champions Hienghene Sport - from the tiny Pacific island of New Caledonia.

Host team Al-Sadd complete the seven-team line-up.

Club World Cup schedule

Al-Sadd v Hienghene Sport (11 December, 17:30 GMT)

Monterrey v winner of match one (14 December, 17:30 GMT)

Al-Hilal v Esperance de Tunis (14 December, 14:00 GMT)

Fifth-place play-off: Loser of match two v Loser of match three (17 December, 14:30 GMT)

Semi-final: Flamengo v winner of match three (17 December, 17:30 GMT)

Semi-final: Liverpool v winner of match two (18 December, 17:30 GMT)

Third-place play-off: (21 December, TBC depending on the outcome of 18 December semi-final)

Final: (21 December, TBC depending on the outcome of 18 December semi-final)

Source: Ghana Guardian

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