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Kwame Poku Called Up For Ghana

U's attacker in Black Stars' squad for upcoming AFCON qualifying games

19 March 2021

Colchester United can officially announce that Kwame Poku has been called up to the Ghana first team squad for their upcoming matches in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Kwame Poku's first call up to international football has seen him included in the squad to face South Africa and São Tomé and Príncipe in their two upcoming competitive matches. 

Appearing for Colchester United thirty-five times this season, the nineteen-year-old has scored one goal for the U's this campaign. 

Meeting up with his Ghanaian teammates, the first game is against South Africa in Johannesburg at the FNB Stadium where the 2010 World Cup final was held. Ghana currently lead the way in their qualifying group for the African Cup of Nations, level on points with South Africa, but ahead on goal difference. 

If they pick up a result in that game, they could qualify for the tournament that is being held in Cameroon next year, with the final game of the group stages in Ghana against São Tomé and Príncipe. 

Kwame becomes the second player this week to be called up to international duty, after Callum Harriott was named in the Guyana squad for their World Cup qualifying games. 

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