Colchester’s Kwame Poku moved to Black Stars ‘B’ after backlash

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Young midfielder, Kwame Afriyie Poku has been drafted into the Black Stars ‘B’ after his initial inclusion in the Ghana first team for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.

The 19-year-old, who plays for English fourth-tier side Colchester United, was handed a debut invitation by Ghana for games against South Africa and Sao Tome on March 25 and 28.

But the shock call-up triggered massive backlash among Ghanaians while rumours from some quarters claimed the player was forced on head coach CK Akonnor.

It has now emerged Poku would instead join the Ghana ‘B’ team who are scheduled to face Uzbekistan in an international friendly on March 26.

Communications Director for the Ghana Football Association, Henry Asante Twum explained ro Oyerepa FM Saturday:

“He [Kwame Afriyie Poku] will join the team going to Uzbekistan from Europe to be monitored by Ibrahim Tanko (Black Stars ‘B’ coach) to send reports and recommendations to the technical team and FA.

“It was suggested we monitor him closely if he fits into our scheme of things then we continue calling him.”



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