U-23 Afcon: FC Utrecht forward Abass Issah joins Black Meteors as coach Ibrahim Tanko gets full house

Published on: 06 November 2019

FC Utrecht forward Abass Issah has finally joined the Black Meteors of Ghana for the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

His arrival means coach Ibrahim Tanko has a complete team now ahead of their opening Group A game against Cameroon on Friday November 8 2019.

The 21-year-old was handed a late call up following the withdrawal of Nashville SC striker Ropapa Mensah.

"We were expecting Ropapa to join the squad but we were advised by his club side that he had suffered an injury which would require that he sits out for some time before he can return to full action, thus we had to replace him in the squad.

"We are glad that Utrecht finally accepted to release Abass  for the tournament," Ibrahim Tanko said.

The Black Meteors held their first training session on Tuesday without Abass Issah, who joined the team last night.

Ghana have been drawn alongside hosts Egypt, Cameroon and Mali in Group A.