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Why Felix Afena-Gyan “rejected” Black Meteors call-up for Algeria clash

Black Meteors head coach Ibrahim Tanko has made known the reason why Cremonese forward Felix Afena-Gyan failed to join the team in their U-23 Afcon qualifier against Algeria.

The national U23 side beat the young Algerians 2-1 on aggregate to book their spot in June’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations slated for Morocco.

Tanko had earlier called the former Afena Gyan but reports claimed the former AS Roma attacker rejected the callup.

Speaking to the media after the 1-0 victory in Kumasi, the gaffer revealed the conversation with his agent, Oliver Arthur.

“I did my list and added Afena. I don’t know why he is not here. I personally spoke to his agent about four times and he told me the boy is not ready.”

Tanko then went ahead to talk about his plans  ahead of the competition.

“We are looking at inviting good and quality players to come and help us.

“If only it’s a FIFA date. I think it’s the end of the season so we will have more of them.”

The Black Meteors will look to use the AFCON tournament as a channel to qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time since 2004.

Ghana missed out on the 2020 Olympic Games to South Africa, Ivory Coast and Egypt.

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