Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien will start in midfield for Ghana against Egypt in Tuesday's World Cup playoff match.
The pair get to make their first start together for the national team in over two years.
Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and Majeed Waris will partner up-front against the North Africans in the first-leg qualifier at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah starts Rashid Sumaila and Jerry Akaminko in central defence as the Black Stars need a massive win to enhance their chances of qualifying for the tournament in Brazil next year.
Starting line-up: Fatau Dauda, Samuel Inkoom, Daniel Opare, Jerry Akaminko, Rashid Sumaila, Michael Essien, Andre Ayew, Sulley Muntari, Abdul Majeed Waris, Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah.