Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is set to get first refusal on some of Ghana's best players.

O'Neill's Black Cats have turned to Ghana champions Asante Kotoko to help them find players.

Kotoko director Kwame Baah Nuakoh said: "Sunderland have proposed to use Kotoko as their scouts for Africa.

"We may be given the players to groom and work towards qualification for work permits in England."