Black Stars starting lineup against Namibia; Abdul Fatawu starts
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has named his starting line-up for Sunday’s Pre-AFCON friendly match against Namibia in Dubai.
The game which will kick off at 5:30 pm (1:30 pm GMT) will be Ghana’s first friendly game since it began preparations for the continent’s foremost football competition from June 21- July 16.
Lawrence Ati has been given the nod to start in post for the senior national team in today’s match against the Brave Warriors.
Joseph Attamah and Abdul Baba Rahman will start in the right and left back positions respectively with Joseph Aidoo and Jonathan Mensah forming the central defence pair.
Afriyie Acquah will be in midfield with Christian Atsu and Yaw Yeboah on the flanks while Asante Kotoko’s Abdul Fatau has been handed a place in the starting lineup.
Jordan Ayew and Abdul Majid Waris will start the match up front for the Black Stars.
Coach Kwesi Appiah will be hoping to use the match as part of Ghana’s preparations for the tournament and could inform his decision in selecting the final 23-man squad for the tournament.
Ghana is in Group F and will begin the competition with a match against Benin on June 25 before they face African Champions Cameroon on June 29 in the second group match all at the Ismailia Stadium.
The Black Stars will play Guinea Bissau in the final group match on Suez on July 2.
Full Starting Lineup:
Ati Zigi, Attamah Joseph, Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah, Joseph Aido, Afriyie Acquah, Yaw Yeboah, Fatawu Abdul, Warris Majeed, Jordan Ayew and Atsu Christian.