Osei dropped for Ghana AYC squad

Marseille-born Osei, who captained the French Under-17 side and is on the books of Olympique Marseille, was part of the squad that has spent the last week in Nairobi, but missed out on the final squad released by coach Orlando Wellington on Tuesday.

Wellington said the midfielder was released by the technical team from Nairobi back to his base in Marseille.

Ghana begin the defense of the African Youth title they won in Rwanda two years ago against Nigeria.

GHANA UNDER-20 SQUAD Goalkeepers: Adade Foli (Ebusua Dwarfs, Ghana), Akwasi Acheampong (Liberty Professionals, Ghana), Ibrahim Alhassan (Madina United, Ghana) Defenders: Rashid Sumaila (Ebusua Dwarfs, Ghana), Adnan Saeed (Wa All Stars, Ghana), Karim Alhassan (Hearts of Oak, Ghana), Paul Aidoo (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana), Richmond Nketiah (FC Nania, Ghana), Samuel Kyere (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana), Masawudu Alhassan (Genoa, Italy) Midfielders: Albert Bruce (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Seidu Shaibu (Wa All Stars, Ghana), Bright Addae (Terrassa FC, Italy), James Bissue (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel), Enoch Ebo Andoh (Benfica, Portugal), Gershon Koffie (Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada), Ebenezer Otu (Berekum Chelsea, Ghana) Attackers: Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Genoa, Italy) Kwame Amponsah-Karikari (AIK Fotboll, Sweden), Mahatma Otoo (Hearts of Oak, Ghana), Kwame Nsor (Metz, France).