Black Stars coach Charles C.K Akonnor is set to name his starting XI to face Ethiopia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Friday night.
CAF have confirmed the Ghana FA can admit up to 2, 250 into the Cape Coast Sports Stadium. Kick-off is slated for 19:00 GMT.
Arsenal’ Thomas Partey and midfield talisman Kudus Mohammed who plays for Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam has been ruled out of the game due to various degrees of injury.
But Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey, Crystal Palace forward Jordan as well as Jeffrey Schlupp are available for selection.
St. Pauli offensive midfielder Daniel-Kofi Kyereh could make his Ghana debut after earning a late call up as replacement for Kudus.
Hearts of Oak duo of Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Fatawu Mohammed are not expected to make the grades in the 23-man squad for the match but goalkeeper Richard Attah could warm the bench as a No.2 for Richard Ofori who looks likely to start.
Head coach Akonnor is unlikely to experiment with any of the inexperienced players and could name known faces in his line up for face the Walia ibex.
Orlando Pirates shot-stopper Richard Ofori is likely to reclaim his berth in between the sticks, getting the nod ahead of newbie Abdul Manafnurudeen, Hearts of Oak’s Richard Attah and St. Gallen shot-stopper Lawrence Ati-Zigi.
Columbus Crew captain Jonathan Mensah is likely to watch from the bench with Amartey’s availability.
Despite his unconvincing form for Palace in the English Premier League attacker Jordan Ayew is likely to start upfront for the Stars. Below is Ghana Sports Online’s predicted starting XI to face Ethiopia.
Richard Ofori – Abdul Baba Rahman, Andy Yiadom, Daniel Amartey, Alexander Djiku – Baba Idrissu, Mubarak Wakaso, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Emmanuel Gyasi – Andre Ayew (C), Jordan Ayew.
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