Sports activities Information of Monday, 8 July 2019
Ghana mentor Kwesi Appiah has presented beginning berth to Afriyie Acquah and maintained Samuel Owusu in the Black Stars squad for the spherical of clash in opposition to Tunisia on Monday.
The Black Stars will engage the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the spherical of 16 at the Ismailia Stadium on Monday.
The recreation will be a repeat of the 2012 version where the 4-time Africa champions dispatched the Eagles 2-1 through strikes from John Mensah and Andre Ayew.
Ghana have been touted as mind-boggling favorites for the match owing to the North African side’s failure to earn any of their a few team matches.
Inspite of the large wager put on the West Africa giants, coach Appiah is getting nothing for granted as he has named Empoli tough-tackling midfielder Afriyie Acquah in his setting up line-up.
Acquah performed a person video game at the group section of the tournament but his swashbuckling exhibit in the 2- versus Guinea-Bissau has certain the coach to hand him a start.
The previous Al Khartoum Watani coach has managed Samuel Owusu in the workforce in spite of calls for him to be dropped right after his inconsistent overall performance in the win towards Guinea-Bissau.
Appiah has however saved the main of the staff who highlighted prominently during the group levels in his squad.
Baba Rahman and Andy Yiadom will sustain their positions on the still left and appropriate aspect of defence respectively while Kasim Nuhu will husband or wife John Boye at the heart of defense with Richard Ofori trying to keep his place in between the sticks.
Thomas Partey will spearhead the midfield and will be marshalled by Samuel Owusu and Acquah.
Captain Andre Ayew will enjoy powering Jordan Ayew in attack.
Below is Ghana’s starting line up to facial area Tunisia
Richard Ofori, Andy Yiadom, Baba Rahman, John Boye, Kasim Nuhu, Afriyie Acquah, Samuel Owusu, Thomas Partey, Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew.