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02.07.2019 Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: Kwesi Appiah Drops Asamoah Gyan In Black Stars Line Up Against Guinea Bissau

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
AFCON 2019: Kwesi Appiah Drops Asamoah Gyan In Black Stars Line Up Against Guinea Bissau
JUL 2, 2019 CUP OF NATIONS

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has benched Inter Milan ace Kwadwo Asamoah and striker Asamoah Gyan, naming youngsters Kwabena Owusu and Samuel Owusu in his starting lineup against Guinea Bissau today.

Belgium-based defender Joseph Aidoo have also been handed the opportunity make his first start at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as he has been named to partner John Boye following the absence of suspended Kasim Nuhu and injured Jonathan Mensah.

Coach Kwasi Appiah has imposed confidence in Kwabena Owusu and Samuel Owusu to start the crucial game ahead of try and tested duo Asamoah Gyan and Kwadwo Asamoah.

While axing some of the top players Appiah kept faith with the senior players who have excelled with Thomas Partey and Mubarak Wakaso keeping their places in central midfield.

The coach however, maintains Andy Yiadom and Baba Rahman as well as the Ayew brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew who have been impressive in the Black Stars two games.

Richard Ofori keeps his place in the post with John Boye returning from suspension to be partnered by Genk defender Aidoo who makes his first tournament appearance.

Talented Serbia-based speedster Samuel Owusu will start from the right side of midfield in the absence of injured News Castle United winger Christian Atsu with his fellow youngster Kwabena Owusu to partner Jordan Ayew in attack.

Captain Andre Ayew will start from the left side of midfield as coach Kwasi Appiah hopes to dismantle Guinea Bissau.

The Black Stars will face Guinea-Bissau tonight off the back of two draws against Benin and Cameroon.

Ghana might face a spirited Guinea side in Egypt, as the African Wild Dogs can only advance to the knockout stages if they win and other results go their way.

The Black Stars are hoping to win end their 37-years trophy drought by winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ghana start list against Guinea Bissau:
Richard Ofori [GK]
Andy Yiadom
Baba Rahman
John Boye
Joseph Aidoo
Mubarak Wakaso
Thomas Partey
Samuel Owusu
Kwabena Owusu
Jordan Ayew
Andre Ayew [C].

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