Grant recruits 5 local players for Black Stars friendly

Ghana boss, Avram Grant has drafted in five players from the national U-23 team ahead of a friendly against Congo on Tuesday afternoon.

Sports5050 understands that Lawrence Lartey,Kennedy Ashia,Patrick Asmah,Samuel Tetteh and goalkeeper Richard Ofori have been drafted due to the delayed arrival of Jonathan Mensah,Mubarak Wakaso and the Ayew brothers.

The Black Stars are still a few players short ahead of the exhibition game which will commemorate the opening of Congo’s brand new national stadium in the capital,Brazaville,ahead of the 50th anniversary of the All Africa Games which begins on September 5.

Australian architectural firm PTW Architects designed a glistening golden stadium for the upcoming 2015 All-Africa Games taking place in Republic of the Congo.

Congruent with its brassy exterior, the Brazzaville stadium will be built with ultra-modern sports facilities along with quite a few ecological features. According to the architects, the shiny golden facade of the stadium was inspired by the “sun’s rays, as a symbolic interpretation of the longevity of the games and the excitement and colour that competition brings to the African countries participating in the event.”

The $500 million sports and community development will be equipped with a 60,000 seat stadium, a 10,000 seat indoor stadium, a 2,000 seat aquatics center, administrative facilities and various outdoor venues.