Asante Kotoko have named five guest players in their squad for the Ghalca G-8 Tournament, Footy-Ghana.com can confirm.
Former Inter Allies striker Frederick Boateng has been given a chance to stake a claim for a contract with the Porcupine Warriors through the competition.
The 23-year-old became a free agent after he was deemed not in the plans of now sacked coach Prince Owusu prior to the second round of the ongoing 2016/17 Ghana Premier League.
Boateng, who was Inter Allies’ top scorer in the 2015/16 season with nine goals, recently arrived from Oman where he was seeking a contract.
As earlier hinted by Footy-Ghana.com, Nigerian international Bright Ejike has also been roped into the Kotoko squad after training twice. Coach Polack will use the G-8 Tournament to decide on rewarding the former Heartland FC goal poacher a contract.
Three other youngsters – midfielder Rajeeb Abass, left-back Isaac Amponsah (both from Accra-based Division One side Nania FC) as well as Vision FC attacker Hamidu Abdul Fatawu also made Kotoko’s 30-man squad.
Coach Polack, per competition rules, has the chance to use four guest players.
Meanwhile, top striker Sadick Adams, who got injured in the ‘Ghana 60 Years On’ anniversary Cup game against Hearts a couple of weeks ago, has also been included in the Kotoko team.
Abass Mohammed is the only retained Kotoko player for the coming season who has been left out of the G-8 squad due to injury.
Asante Kotoko will face Techiman Eleven Wonders in their first game in the Ghalca G-8 Tournament on Saturday.