Ghana coach Avram Grant has named a strong starting XI to face the Cranes of Uganda in Ghana Ghana’s AFCON 2017 opener at Port-Gentil.
Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Teye Partey and Mubarak Wakaso have been tasked to operate effectively in midfield with captain Asamoah Gyan and Jordan Ayew spearheading the attacking force against the energetic Ugandan side.
As usual Razak Braimah beat competition from Fatau Dauda and Richard Ofori to man the Stars post against the a side Ghana last drew goalless with at the Tamale sports stadium in the Russia 2018 world Cup qualifier match.
Columbus Crew defender Harrison Afful and Schalke 04 defender Baba Rahman will as usual operate from the right and left back position respectively.
At the center back position sees the partnership of Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey and John Boye in the absence of the team’s regular starter Jonathan Mensah.
Westham United forward Andrew Ayew and Christian Atsu of Newcastle United will also been deployed from the flanks.
Ghana XI v Uganda:
Thomas Teye Partey
Christian Atsu Atsu