U-23 Afcon: Lomotey and Sarpong opens up on Ghana's ambitions ahead of Cameroon opener

Published on: 08 November 2019

Black Meteors duo Emmanuel Lomotey and Edward Sarpong have opened up the team's hopes for the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, which kicks off on Friday in Egypt.

Lomotey is confident the team's quality will help drive the performance of the Black Meteors at the tournament ahead of their Group A opener against Cameroon.

The Black Meteors' 21-man squad consists of a blend of home-based and foreign-based players, including Celta Vigo midfielder Yaw Yeboah and FC Utrecht attacker Issah Abass.

"I think our team is made up of some quality players with good technical team so we are fully prepared and ready to deliver in Egypt," Lomotey, who plays club football for Extremadura in Spain, told Sportsworldghana.

"I think what we will need is the support of the entire people of Ghana to enable us excel at the tourney.

”We are ready to deliver and make ourselves and Ghana proud."

After taking on Cameroon, Ghana face hosts Egypt on Monday and play Mali three days later.

"We are ready to give our best," Portugal-based Edward Sarpong at the pre-match press conference.

"This is a very big platform for me and my colleagues and we will try as hard as possible to reach the furthest point we can reach."