Ghana starting line-up unchanged for Cape Verde, Wakaso benched

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named an unchanged starting line-up to face Cape Verde on Saturday despite the injury recovery of key players Mubarak Wakaso and Anthony Annan.

Christian Atsu will start ahead of Mubarak Wakaso in the clash against Cape Verde

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named an unchanged starting line-up to face Cape Verde on Saturday despite the injury recovery of key players Mubarak Wakaso and Anthony Annan.

The Black Stars trainer has kept faith with the same starting line-up that thrashed Niger 3-0 in their last Monday, meaning Christian Atsu and Rabiu Mohammed will start ahead of Wakaso and Annan respectively.

The decision by the coach means that he will stick with the same formation against Cape Verde as they are physically tough as the Nigeriens.

Ghana will rely on the dexterity of Atsu and Kwadwo Asamoah to unlock the tough defence of the Blue Sharks with the latter playing behind lone striker Asamoah Gyan.

Atsu has been maintained in the starting line-up following his excellent showing in the match against Niger which earned him the man-of-the-match award.

England based speedster Albert Adomah will continue to play on the right wing with Agyemang Badu partnering Mohammed to provide the steel in midfield.

Towering Isaac Vorsah and John Boye will stay at the heart of the central defence to provide cover for goalkeeper Fatau Dauda while stopping dangerous Cape Verde striker Platini.

John Paintsil and Harrison Afful will play at the right back and left back respectively.

The starting line-up will give Ghana coach the chance to also make strong changes as Wakaso, Annan, Derek Boateng and Jonathan Mensah will provide strong options on the bench.

Ghana starting line-up against Cape Verde:

Fatau Dauda, John Paintsil, Harrison Afful, John Boye, Isaac Vorsah, Rabiu Mohammed, Albert Adomah, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah, Christian Atsu.

What do you think of Ghana’s starting line-up? Do you think Wakaso and Annan should have started? Do you think the selection is right? Make your views known in the box below:

READERS COMMENTS

  1. theprince says:

    gud we don’t change a winning team wakasu shud start from de bench

  2. Idan says:

    We support u with this selection

  3. Viper says:

    It only makes sense,doesn’t it? but I hope we don’t go into the game guns blazing,we have to play a measured game for the first 20 minutes to keep them quite then unleash our fury for the rest of the game.

  4. Kpogas says:

    Asamoah Gyan should be benched for Clottey. This is not a joke match.

    • kwaku says:

      ur reason being that what?…..what do u know about selection……are we now going play jastify or what…this is not the time to try clottey..we mean business my friend…and dont forget that we dont change a winning team if u dont know…

  5. A concerned citizen says:

    I said it on this forum, we don’t change a winning team

  6. STUPID GHANAIAN says:

    Gyan shud start. But am counting few hours.

  7. Slim says:

    Good. Its good to have a strong bench.

  8. SAIDU says:

    That’s ok. All we want is to beat cape verde today. I’ve faith in all of black star players

  9. JUSTACOMMMENT says:

    given what he has at his disposable , i think he has made the most of what he has got

  10. Dr Who says:

    “If it ain‘t broken don‘t fix it“.
    I like the squad.GH winning 2-0

  11. Abis Kola says:

    @Kpogas, do you think Clottey can play this tournament?? Never can he!!! I dont even know why clottey was called to this squad……

    Asamoah will score today

  12. imranus says:

    perfect sellection. with commitment and prayer God will see us through. God bless our homeland God.

  13. Jade black says:

    I support u Viper=] we should contain them for the first 20 minutes and then unleash our venorm on them..

  14. Abis Kola says:

    Exactly kwaku…..even clottey cant play this tournament…..inxperience clottey……. Mmmm he dont qualify to play blackstars now

  15. flezy says:

    the first xi is not bad, jux that i was expecting Asante to start ahead of Adomah.
    Good-luck Black Stars we are all behind you to lift the nation GHANA flag high.

  16. Kwame Pito says:

    THE DEFENCE GUYS SHOULD BE SPOKEN TO. THEY SHOULD BE ACTIVE AND AWARE. NO LOSS OF CONCENTRATION BECAUSE WE HAVE ENOUGH QUALITY UPFRONT TO SCORE GOALS. But A.A should talk to the defence to play focused and active. CLOSE DOWN THE SPACES. KUDOS GBSTAR

  17. Unknown says:

    Never change a winning team. Lots of luck ahead of this important game, go Black Stars!

  18. score says:

    Now Ghanaians are happy about the squad right? U see ur hypocrisy has caught up with u?…..the coach needed just a little time to settle. Now u see y’all are ashamed of urselves? Shaaaaame!!!!! Go GH..God is with us.

  19. junior mafia says:

    @score thanks buddy…where are those fools who were sayn kumasi coach? U think playstation is coaching forkin retards.badminded ppl

  20. Paul says:

    @score: God bless u my brother, ur observation is jst superb!

  21. Mochacho-USA says:

    Wow ,this is the 1st tym I have Ghanaians agree on something on this web. It means something meaningful is abt to happen………..we gonna win the AFCON. I like the seletion ,yes dnt fix it if it ain’t broke,go GBS

  22. myke says:

    What kind of stupid questions? I believe the coach knows the players roles and capabilities so who are we as Ghanaian supporters to decide who should start when we are not trainers of these boys. Shame on our journalists. This is part of the reason why ghana is not progress ing in anything. Too much interferences.

  23. Osama says:

    Both side is OK,starting and bench

  24. Ghana says:

    Is Richmond boakye yiadon playing

  25. Singh says:

    Does anyone know where this game can be watched online?

  26. myke says:

    Watch the game @ Oleoletv.com. enjoy the game.