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AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Kwesi Appiah Names Strong Starting XI Against Kenya

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Kwesi Appiah Names Strong Starting XI Against Kenya
LISTEN SEP 8, 2018

Head coach of the Black Stars, James Akwasi Appiah has named a strong squad for Ghana's AFCON qualifiers against Kenya at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday.

Former Wa All Stars goalkeeper, Richard Ofori will start in post with Reading defender Andy Yiadom playing at right back while Dan Opare will operate at left back.

Leicester City defender, Daniel Amartey has been named as the captain for the team and will operate in central defends with Udinese player Nicholas Opoku.

Empoli midfield dynamo, Afriyie Acquah is starting in midfield with US-based Ebenezer Ofori and Christian Atsu as well as Edwin Gyasi.

Atletico Madrid star, Thomas Partey will play behind striker Abdul Majeed Waris.

Kwadwo Asamoah who is making a return to the team after four years will start from the bench.

However, Tianjin Teda star, Frank Acheampong, have been granted the permission to leave the Black Stars camp in Nairobi after he suffered an acute eye problem.

Black Stars line up against Kenya 1. Richard Ofori 12. Andy Yiadom 4. Daniel Opare 3. Nicholas Opoku 18. Daniel Amartey 6. Afriyie Acquah 8. Ebenezer Ofori 7. Christian Atsu 14. Edwin Gyasi 5. Thomas Partey 9. Majeed Waris SUBS: Lawrence Ati Harrison Afful Kwadwo Asamoah Isaac Sackey William Owusu Raphael Dwamena Rashid Sumaila