Coup for Ghana: Kobbie Mainoo and Jarrel Quansah are in England’s provisional squad for Euro 2024

Kobbie Mainoo and Jarrel Quansah Kobbie Mainoo and Jarrel Quansah

Ghana has suffered a major setback as England included two players of Ghanaian descent, Kobbie Mainoo and Jarrel Quansah, in their provisional squad for Euro 2024.

Gareth Southgate, the England head coach, unveiled the provisional 30-man squad on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

The inclusion of Mainoo and Quansah has ended the chances of the players representing Ghana.

Kobbie Mainoo, the Manchester United midfielder, made his England debut in friendlies against Brazil and Belgium in March.

The 19-year-old had an impressive debut season in the Premier League, making 31 appearances and scoring four goals for Manchester United.

Liverpool defender Jarrel Quansah is one of the surprise inclusions in the Three Lions’ provisional squad.

Following a season-long loan spell at Bristol Rovers, Quansah made a huge impression in his first season with Liverpool in the Premier League.

In 17 league games, he scored two goals and was part of the Liverpool team that won the Carabao Cup.

The 21-year-old, who can represent Ghana, England, Scotland and Barbados, opted to play for England.

England, located in Group C of Euro 2024, will face Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia in the group stage.

JNA