Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has handed debut starts to Italy-based midfielder Godfred Donsah as he names an determined side to face Egypt in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Waasland-Beveren winger Nana Opoku Ampomah has also been handed his debut start as Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu has pulled out of the game.
Spain-based experienced midfielder Wakaso Mubarak starts in midfield alongside Stuttgart’s Ebenezer Ofori.
Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey leads the team from defence with Young Boys defender Kasim Nuhu rewarded with a starting role for his superb performance during his last invitation.
From the line up, Appiah appears to have settled for a speed game that will reply on the efficiency and workaholic play from his midfield.
Richard Ofori starts in between the sticks and is protected at the back by Harrison Afful and Lumor Agbenyenu with Kasim and Amartey partnering in central defence.
Wakaso provides the shield to the back four while Ofori serves as the link between the defensive and offensive sect. Bologna man Godfred Donsah also gets to start from the midfield.
Ampomah and Norway-based Edwin Gyasi play from either wings with freedom to switch while Raphael Dwamena leads the attack.
Ghana XI vs Egypt: R Ofori – H Afful, L Agbenyenu, D Amartey, K Nuhu – M Wakaso, E Ofori, G Donsah, E Gyasi, N Ampomah – Raphael Dwamena.