Nashville SC striker Ropapa Mensah to join Ghana U-23 squad in Egypt

Published on: 03 November 2019

Nashville SC striker Ropapa Mensah is expected to join the Black Meteors squad in Egypt ahead of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations after his side got knocked out of the USL Eastern Conference semi-final playoffs. 

The 22-year-old was a second substitute as the home side lost 1-0 to Indy Eleven at the First Tennessee Park.

Mensah will join the Black Meteors squad in Egypt for the tournament from November 8-22, 2019.

Coach Ibrahim Tanko's side will leave the shores of the country on Monday.

Ghana will face Cameroon in their Group A opener before playing Egypt and Mali on November 11 and 14 respectively.

The top three teams at the tournament will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games football tournament.

Below is Ghana’s 21-man squad for 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations:

Goalkeepers: Kwame Baah (Asante Kotoko), Richmond Ayi (Hearts of Oak), Ibrahim Danlad (Asante Kotoko)

Defenders: Kingsley Fobi (CB Badajoz, Spain), Edward Sarpong (Esperanca de Lagos, Spain) Emmanuel Cudjoe (Attram De Visser), Fuseini Zackaria (Berekum Chelsea), William Ntori, Dankyi (Hearts of Oak), Mohammed Habib (Asante Kotoko), Robin Polley (ADO Den Haag)

Midfielders: Evans Osei Wusu (Tema Youth), Simon Zibo (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Nurudeen Abdul-Aziz (Vision FC), Emmanuel Addoquaye Lomotey (Extremadura, Spain), Yaw Yeboah (Celta Vigo, Spain), Evans Mensah (HJK Helsinki, Finland), Michael Agbekpornu (Dreams FC).

Strikers: Frank Arhin (Dalkurd, Sweden), Kwabena Owusu (Cordoba, Spain) Ropapa Mensah (Nashville SC), Samuel Obeng Gyabaa (Real Oviedo)