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Sports News of Saturday, 12 June 2021


Razak Abalora dropped as Andre Ayew returns to Black Stars XI to face Ivory Coast

Ghana lost to Morocco on Tuesday and will hope to get a win here Ghana lost to Morocco on Tuesday and will hope to get a win here

Head Coach Charles Akonnor has named Andre Ayew in his starting lineup for Saturday evening’s International friendly against Ivory Coast.

The former Swansea City forward returns to the team after coming off the bench in the game against Morocco on Tuesday.

Also making an appearance is Thomas Teye Partey.

Swiss-based goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi also makes a return to the starting lineup - his first start since October 2020.

Baba Abdul Rahman will play at left-back while Emmanuel Gyasi operates on the wings in place of Samuel Owusu.

Ghana line up:

12. Lawrence Ati Zigi (GK)

2. Andy Yiadom

17. Baba Abdul Rahman

24. Alexander Djiku

18. Daniel Amartey

21. Baba Iddrisu

5. Thomas Teye Partey

10. Andre Ayew (C)

20. Mohammed Kudus

9. Jordan Ayew

22. Emmanuel Gyasi


1. Danlad Ibrahim, 16. Razak Abalora, 4. Nicholas Opoku, 14. Gideon Mensah, 13. Joel Fameyeh, 8. Emmanuel Lomotey, 17. Ismail Ganiyu, 30. Joseph Adjei, 25. Moro Salifu, 28. Philemon Baffuor, 29. Rashid Nortey, 19. Samuel Owusu, 15. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, 26. Kwame Opoku, 24. Gladson Awako