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AFCON 2023 Qualifiers: Amiens defender Nicholas Opoku handed late Black Stars call up

Nicholas Opoku has been handed a late call uo to the Black Stars for the Africa Cup of Nations Group E clash against Angola on Monday.

The Amiens defender has been drafted in to provide options for Coach Chris Hughton following the absence of Salisu Mohammed and Alexander Djiku. The two defenders who have been key members of the Ghana squad in recent times were left out of the travelling party due to injuries.

He has already joined his teammates in Luanda ahead of the this afternoon clash.

Nicholas made his Black Stars debut in July 2017, and has gone on to play for Ghana 13 times and scored one goal. He is expected to provide competition for Joseph Aidoo and Daniel Amartey who are the only recognized central defenders in the team.

The former Berekum Chelsea played stayed on the sidelines for close to one season after rupturing his cruciate ligaments in 2021 just one month after the commencement of the 2021-22 season.

The game which is scheduled for 17H00 kick off will be played at 11 November stadium in Luanda on Monday, March 27, 2023.

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