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Razak Abalora, Benson Anang start as CK Akonnor names starting XI against Qatar

By Vincent Ashitey
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Black Stars head coach CK Akonnor has made changes to his starting XI that took to the field against Mali.

The 46-year-old trainer who will be playing his second game in three days against Qatar at the Mardan Sports Complex has made 5 changes to ahead of the Qatar clash.

Goalkeeper Razak Abalora has been given the chance to start in post ahead of Lawrence Ati-Zigi.

Youngster Benson Anang will play at right-back with Gideon Mensah maintaining his place at left-back. Alexander Djiku who was deployed in a midfield position against Mali, moves to central defence to partner Joseph Aidoo. Djiku and Aidoo will play in the heart of defence in place of Nicholas Opoku (injured) and Kassim Nuhu Adams.

In midfield, Baba Iddrisu replaces Bernard Mensah. Baba will partner Thomas Teye-Partey to provide cover for the backline.

Saudi Arabia based winger Samuel Owusu makes his way into the starting line up for tonight’s game. Owusu will play on the right-wing of Ghana’s attack in place of Eugene Ansah. While Tarique Fosu operates on the left wing with Captain Andre Ayew playing in the hole behind striker Jordan Ayew.

The Black Stars will be hoping to put in an improved performance tonight against Qatar. The game is part of Ghana’s build up to next months 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.

Full line up:

Razak Abalora(GK), Gideon Mensah, Benson Annang, Alexander Djiku, Joseph Aidoo, Baba Iddrisu, Thomas Partey, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew (c), Tarique Fosu.