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AFCON 2021 qualifiers: Kwesi Appiah names Gideon Mensah, Iddrisu Baba in Black Stars starting XI against South Africa

By Vincent Ashitey

Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah has named debutant Iddrisu Baba in Ghana's starting line up for tonight's opening 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier with South Africa at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The manager has also handed a starting berth to Zulte Waregem's defender Gideon Mensah as Ghana bid to start their campaign on a good note.

Richard Ofori remains the goalkeeper of the side, whilst Andy Yiadom, Kasim Nuhu, Joseph Aidoo, and Gideon Mensah will form the defensive block for the team.

The Real Mallorca midfielder Idrissu Baba will partner Thomas Partey, Alfred Duncan and skipper Andre Ayew in midfield.

The attack will have Emmanuel Boateng and Jordan Ayew partnering each other.

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Below is the full line up:

Richard Ofori (GK), Andy Yiadom, Gideon Mensah, Joseph Aidoo, Kasim Nuhu, Iddrisu Baba, Dede Ayew (C), Thomas Partey, Alfred Duncan, Jordan Ayew, Emmanuel Boateng

The clash is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 pm.