JUST IN: Bechem United forward Hafiz Konkoni earns Black Stars call-up

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Bechem United forward Hafiz Konkoni has been handed a call-up to the Black Stars for next weekend’s TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Madagascar.

Hafiz Konkoni will join the squad in Accra on Monday, June 12 to begin preparations for the crucial AFCON match in Antananarivo.

The Bechem United forward has been one of the consistent players in the betPawa Premier League in recent years. Konkoni in the just ended Premier League season featured in 26 matches and scored 15 goals.

The 23-year old’s inclusion takes the number of players to 25 as Ghana aim to secure an eleventh consecutive appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Ghana head into the game to be played at the Stade Kianja Barea on Sunday, June 18, 2023 needing a win to secure a place at the AFCON scheduled for January and February next year in Cote D’Ivoire.

The Black Stars after four games in the qualifiers sit top of Group E with 8 points, followed by Central Africa Republic with 7 points, Angola with 5 points and Madagascar with a point.

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