Kamaldeen Sulemana and Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer pull out from Black Meteors squad for U-23 AFCON

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Kamaldeen Sulemana Ghana Black Stars
Kamaldeen Sulemana Ghana Black Stars

Black Stars duo, Kamaldeen Sulemana and Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer have pulled out of the Black Meteors squad for the upcoming 2023 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The pair were expected to team up with the rest of the U-23 side that are currently in Cairo preparing for the tournament scheduled to be hosted in Morocco later this month.

Sulemana and Yeboah Königsdörffer were named in the Black Stars squad for the matchday five games against Madagascar in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday, a game that ended goalless.

However, the two players will not join the Black Meteors for the tournament but Ernest Nuamah who made his debut for the Black Stars on Sunday will link up with the rest of the team on Wednesday in Rabat.

It is believed that Nuamah, who played all the qualifying games convinced his club, FC Nordsjaelland to allow him to play the tournament.

Meanwhile, the Black Meteors will play their final preparatory game against Egyptian side, Zamalek later today.

The team will then depart Cairo on Wednesday for Rabat for the tournament.

In Group A, host Morocco is housed with Ghana, Congo and Guinea. Group B features holders Egypt, Mali, Gabon and Niger in what promises to be a high-flying show.

The U23 Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2023 will take place between 24 June to 08 July 2023 in the cities of Rabat and Tangier.

Group A matches will be held at Rabat’s Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex while Group B matches will take place at the Grand Stade de Tanger, in Tangier.

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The Black Meteors will be hoping to be part of the three finalists who will get their tickets for the Summer Olympics in 2024 in Paris.

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