Ghana defender John Boye will captain the Black Stars on Tuesday when they take on Japan in Tuesday’s friendly in Yokohama.
The France-based centre-back has been chosen by coach Kwesi Appiah to lead the West Africans at the 70,000 capacity Yokohama International Stadium.
Boye, who has got strong leadership and organisational qualities, has been chosen to lead his country for the first, the Ghana FA has reported.
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah speaking at the pre-match conference on Monday confirmed that the Rennes defender will step in to captain the team in the absence of Asamoah Gyan.
Ghana, pushing for a third consecutive World Cup appearance play the Blue Samurai, who have already booked their place in next year’s finals in Brazil to prepare for their next round opponents.
The Black Stars are through to the final round of the continental qualifiers as their opponents for the decisive two-leg tie will be revealed a week today at a draw in Cairo, Egypt.