2018 WC Qualifier: Ghana coach Appiah makes five changes to starting line-up to face Congo


Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has made five changes to his starting line-up to face Congo on Tuesday afternoon at the Stade Municipal de Kintélé in Brazzaville.

Serbia-based Richmond Boakye Yiadom has been handed a starting role to spearhead the Black Stars attack in the second-leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Defenders Harrison Afful and Lumor Agbenyenu have recouped their positions in the squad after missing the previous clash played in Kumasi last Friday.

Thomas Agyepong who started the first leg from the bench and and Afriyie Acquah have also regain their places in the squad after Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew failed to make the trip to Congo due to injuries.

Richmond Boakye- Yiadom has been handed a big opportunity to impress Ghanaians has he takes the position of injured captain Asamoah Gyan in the crucial clash.

Thomas Teye Partey will be played just behind striker Yiadom while goalkeeper Richard Ofori will be protected by the central defensive partnership between Daniel Amartey and Jonathan Mensah.

The Black Stars are seeking to grab their first win of Group E of the qualifiers as a victory in Brazzaville and a draw in the group’s other between Egypt and Uganda could spark some life into the Black Stars qualification chances.

Ghana trail Group E leaders Uganda by five points and Egypt by four points after picking up just two points from their first three games of the qualifiers.

 Starting line-up: 

Richard Ofori, Harrison Afful, Lumor Agbenyenu, Daniel Amartey, Jonathan Mensah, Afriyie Acquah, Christian Atsu, Ebenezer Ofori, Richmon Boakye Yiadom, Thomas Partey, Thomas Agyepong



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