GHANA: Essien called up for Mexico game

Ghana, which faces the USA at the World Cup, meets Mexico March 1 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.

The Black StarsÆ callups include Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien, who missed the African Nations Cup.

GOALKEEPERS: George Owu (Ashanti Gold), Philemon McCarthy (Fetteh Feyernoord).

DEFENDERS: Issah Ahmed (Randers FC/DEN), John Mensah (Rennes/FRA) John Paintsil (Hapoel Tel Aviv/ISR), Emmanuel Pappoe, (Hapoel Kfar Sava/ISR), Sammy Kuffour (Roma/ITA), Hans Sarpei (Wolfsburg/GER).

MIDFIELDERS: Otto Addo (FC Mainz/GER), Stephen Appiah (Fenerbache/TUR), Haminu Dramani (Red Star/SER), Michael Essien (Chelsea/ENG), Razak Ibrahim (Maccabi Netanya/ISR), Sulley Muntari (Udinese/ITA).

STRIKERS: Baba Adamu (Krylya Sovietov Samara/RUS), Patrick Agyemang (Preston North End/ENG), Matthew Amoah (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Isaac Boakye (Arminia Bielefeld/GER), Alex Techie Menson (St. Gallen/SWI).

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