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Breaking News: Jordan Ayew starts against Brazil - Adiyiah, Dede dropped

Marseille attacker Jordan Ayew has been handed his first Ghana start for the friendly against Brazil in London on Monday, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic has made changes to his starting line up to face Brazil

Marseille attacker Jordan Ayew has been handed his first Ghana start for the friendly against Brazil in London on Monday, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

Coach Goran Stevanovic dropped three players from his squad that played Swaziland on Friday.

But the brother of the of the Marseille youngster Andre Ayew has been dropped from the starting team to face the South Americans at Craven Cottage.

Also dropped from the starting line-up is Dominic Adiyiah whose position on the right wing has been taken over by Ukraine-based Samuel Inkoom.

In the absence of the injured Asamoah Gyan, Jordan will start as the striker to be partnered by Sulley Muntari who will also assist the midfielders.

Kwadwo Asamoah who was dropped from the Black Stars starting team against Swaziland will return to the squad to play on the left wing.

In the absence of the injured Asamoah Gyan, Jordan will start as the striker to be partnered by Sulley Muntari who will also assist the midfielders.

It was thought Prince Tagoe will take over Gyan’s position but he travelled to Turkey to complete his transfer to Bursaspor before the transfer deadline ends on Monday night.

Even though he returned to the Black Stars team on Monday morning, coach Stevanovic opted to rest him to recover from his travel from Istanbul to London.

Norway-born Adam Kwarasey will retain his place as the goalkeeper and John Paintsil and Daniel Opare will keep their places on the right and left back positions respectively.

Jonathan Mensah will partner Isaac Vorsah at the heart of the defence while the effective central midfield partnership between Derek Boateng and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is maintained.

Ghana starting line-up: Adam Kwarasey, John Paintsil, Daniel Opare, Isaac Vorsah, Jonathan Mensah, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Samuel Inkoom, Derek Boateng, Jordan Ayew, Sulley Muntari, Kwadwo Asamoah.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. adam dauda says:

    i hope with this ghana can go places

    • nyp says:

      what happened to inkoom starting ahead of adiyiah, i thought adiyiah was dropped. Inkoom should replace paintsil in my opinion and people should back off muntari, give him the time he needs.

  2. chiches says:

    If Tagoe can be dropped for a poor show, why cant Muntari too be dropped? I dont, for the love of God see what Muntari offers to the team presently. He is slow, poor at passing, does not offer creativity and keeps on committing niggling fouls. Granted, its a friendly, but I expected to see Dede (our most consistent attacking player in Europe over the past 2 seasons) start. Remember he was excellent playing as CF for Marseille last season. But then,its the coach’s call, not mine. I hope he gets his tactics right. Go BS!

  3. Sir Bala says:

    Andre needs to play in place of muntari. the dude has lost form and he needs to look for a new club and start playing regularly.

  4. idiami says:

    what kind of selection is that,dropin dede means ghana will lose and i play for that

  5. pee says:

    oh my God…How can Sulley still be in this team….we are dead!

  6. George says:

    There will be too much talk if the two
    Ayews are given the first chance together.
    Let Muntari play as the trainer sellects.
    They just have to work hard and win this
    game.Some will argue that it is just a
    friendly match,indeed it is, but important
    one.

  7. victor says:

    sulley shd not be in the team,his fitness level is very poor. P.tagoe has a very poor positioning,confidence is also questionable. I don’t see how we are going 2 beat brazil.

  8. Ghanas Son says:

    I thought Dominic Adiyiah was dropped from the starting lineup as stated in the article. However, his name appears in the starting line up.

    • Musah Fifa says:

      My brother say it again Oooo, i don’t know what this people are doing there? what they want to said is Dominic Adiyiah has been droped and samuel Inkoom has been taking his place or something like that,but they were confused,you can’t understand them,Ghanasoccernet you have long way to go in journalism

  9. freshcurlvin says:

    all the way to the top the black stars of Ghana
    to day we will beat brazil who has the vim to say yes???

  10. prody says:

    how on earth should muntari play ahead of dede ….Goran take your time oo hmmm

  11. Yaw Dompreh says:

    Can anybody pls let me know when is the kickoff . I mean in Ghana time thank u.

  12. Emma says:

    How can Adiyiah be dropped and still be in the team?????

  13. pippo says:

    @ GSN this is not Jordan’s first start for Black star he started the game against Sudan at Baba Yara last year under Kwesi Appiah. Check ur facts

  14. Semenu says:

    YES more VIM LEVELS*

  15. Semenu says:

    YES more VIM LEVELS*18:45pm

  16. osobo says:

    pls do yr checks properly,how can adiyiah be dropped n stil ve his name in d final team sheet?

  17. Yakub mohammed says:

    Tagoe should have dropped instead of Addiyah by Heaven security.

  18. amundele says:

    why is the coach using jordan as strikers? Why can’t the coach drop muntari? Bad line up.

  19. rockee says:

    Dede should play ahead of Muntari i think we dont need Muntary again in the team. please goran answer this question for me, how many passes does Muntary make it right out of 10?

  20. phillbanger says:

    the game starts at 6.45 ghana time

  21. homy says:

    Ahh!, somtyms I thick dis coach is confused or hiding something from ghns cos he can drop olele, prince, anan and even kwadwo asamoah due to dip of ba cannot drop sulley. Why? Did he promise him a sure starting pstn when he was given the job and was travelling arnd talking to him and kpb? Is shocking

  22. zicovich says:

    No matter what the starting line line-up is, they should work hard n they will surely come out with a good result,WISH THEM ALL THE BEST OF LUCK.

  23. Manucho says:

    Soccernet paa…..so u dunno this is Jordan’s second senior cap for gh. That is too low and lame huh

  24. yaw says:

    jst realised dede has totally bn ruled out of tonyts game due to injury..wot a shock..God please help us win tonyts game..amen

  25. henry amarh says:

    i think jonathan quartey should bcos is better than in defence