Ghana coach C.K Akonnor has explained his decision to name Jamie Leweling in his 23-man squad for next month’s double header against Sudan.

The 19 year old was the only debutant named by Coach C.K Akonnor in his 23-man squad which was announced on Friday.

His exploits with Greuther Furth caught the eye of the Black Stars gaffer who has spent time monitoring him play.

“He is a young man who is all over the place with lots of teams interested in him because of what he has done. He is growing very fast. He just got a chance from the second team and now he is with the first team” Akonnor told

“He’s been a player I believe is a hope for the future. He is one of the guys that we can have because he’s young, 19 years of age and he has had the chance to play for the German national team and so we are looking at how we can also get him on board to also help us in the future. He’s somebody I believe if not today, he’s going to be the hope for our future and that’s why he’s here”

Ghana will face the Falcons of Jediane at the Cape Coast stadium on November 12 before travelling to Khartoum, five days later for the reverse fixture.