Soccer News Tue, 14 Feb 2006

Duya names Essien in Stars team

... Otto Addo & Agyemang called; JoeTex, Tagoe Dropped
Michael Essien has been recalled for the Black Stars? March 1st friendly against Mexico in the United States.

Coach Ratomir Dujkovic has also recalled striker Isaac Boakye and midfielder Otto Addo.

Strikers Joe Tex Frimpong and Prince Tagoe who were present at the Nations cup have been left out of the team.


A statement released on the FA?s website, also confirmed the inclusion of former national under-20 star, Razak Ibrahim.

The game, the first for the Black Stars after their participation in the African Cup of Nations comes off in Dallas.

Goalkeepers: Sammy Adjei, (Mohadon Sports Ashdod/Israel), George Owu (AshantiGold),

Defenders: John Paintsil, (Hapoel Tel Aviv/Israel), Emmanuel Pappoe, (Hapoel Kfar Sava/Israel), Samuel Osei Kufuor, (Roma/Italy), Issah Ahmed (Randers FC, Denmark) John Mensah,(Stade Rennes/France) Hans Sarpei(VfL Wolfsburg/Germany)

Midfielders: Michael Essien, (Chelsea/England), Sulley Muntai, (Udinese/Italy) Stephen Appiah, (Fenerbache/Turkey), Otto Addo, (FC Mainz) Haminu Dramani, (Red Star Belgrade/Serbia & Montenegro), Razak Ibrahim (Natanya, Israel).

Strikers: Matthew Amoah, (Borussia Dortmund/Germany), Isaac Boakye, Patrick Agyemang (Preston North End/England) Alex Tachie Menson, (St Gallen/Switzerland) Baba Adamu, (Krylya Sovietov Samara/Russia), Baffour Gyan (Dynamo Moscow, Russia)

Source: Fm