Chinese FA move Ghana friendly from Beijing
8/9/2012 10:47:53 AM -
The Chinese Football Association has changed the venue of Ghana's friendly from Beijing. The August 15 game will now be played in the northern state of Xi'an, SuperSport.com understands.
Although not confirmed by the Ghana FA, reports indicate that the northern city capital will host the friendly at the Shaanshi Provincial Stadium, a new facility. Checks at the Ghana Football Association revealed that the body is unaware of the switch, which was announced on the Chinese FA's website four days ago.
Ghana will use the friendly as a warm-up for the impending African Cup qualifier with Malawi in September and October. The expected team of Kwesi Appiah is similar to that which SuperSport.com reported on July 22.
Expected Ghana team
Goalkeepers: Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Strømsgodset, Norway), Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals)
Defenders: Lee Addy (Dalian Aerbin, China), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Jerry Akaminko (Manisaspor, Turkey), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), John Mensah (unattached), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium)
Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), Kwadwo Asamoah and Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (both Juventus, Italy), Christian Atsu (Rio Ave, Portugal), Derek Boateng (Dnipro,
Ukraine), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Anthony Annan (Schalke 04, Germany)
Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majid Waris (Hacken, Sweden), Emmanuel Clottey (Berekum Chelsea), Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Dominic Adiyiah (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine)