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U-23 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko makes two changes to Ghana's XI vs Egypt tonight

By Vincent Ashitey
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Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko has made two changes to his starting XI to take on hosts Egypt tonight.

The gaffer has benched Samuel Zibo and Issah Abbas who played in Ghana's opening game against Cameroon, replacing them with Emmanuel Lomotey and Samuel Obeng.

Captain Yaw Yeboah has passed a late fitness test to retain his place with coach Tanko sticking with his defensive quartet that started against Cameroon.

Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Kwame Baah starts between the sticks, with Kingsley Fobi and Edward Sarpong on the right and left flanks. 

Zakaria Fuseini will partner Habib Mohammed as center backs for the clash. In midfield, Emmanuel Lomtey and Michael Agbekpornu will be shielding the defense while Evans Mensah and Samuel Obeng will playing on the flanks.
 
Kwabena Owusu will be spearheading the attack with captain Yaw Yeboah providing support.
Ghana will be locking horns with Egypt tonight at 6:00 pm at the Cairo International Stadium in matchday two of the U-23 AFCON.

The Black Meteors need a win in today’s match to boost their chances of making it to the semi finals stage. 

Black Meteors Starting XI

Kwame Baah (GK), Kingsley Fobi, Habib Mohammed, Zackaria Fuseini, Edward Sarpong, Emmanuel Lomotey, Michael Agbekpornu, Yaw Yeboah (C), Evans Mensah, Kwabena Owusu, Samuel Obeng 

Egypt starting XI

Mohamed Sobhy (GK), Ahmed Ramadan, Osama Galal Toiema, Mohamed Abdlesalam, Karim Hesham El-Eraki, Ammar Hamdi, Akram Tawfik, Ahmed Abo Elfetouh, Salah Mohsen, Mostafa Mohamed, Ramadan Sobhi