AFCON 2021Q – Ghana Black Stars starting XI: Andre, Partey, Jordan start against São Tomé

Ghana Black Stars 11
Ghana Black Stars 11

Coach C.K Akonnor has made four changes to the starting line up for the final Group C Africa  Cup of Nations qualifier against São Tomé and Principe.

Afriyie Acquah, Kwame Opoku, Emmanuel Gyasi and Caleb Ekuban make way for Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, Osman Bukari and Jordan Ayew.

Captain Andre Ayew, Vice captain Thomas Partey and Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew get to start on Sunday after missing the penultimate match against South Africa on Thursday.

The trio couldn’t make the trip to the rainbow nation due to traveling restrictions.

Also, Belgium based forward, Osman Bukari, who made a second half appearance on Thursday has been given a starting role.

Razak Abalora retains his place in post for Ghana with Benson Annan, Baba Abdul Rahman, Ismail Ganiyu and Nicholas Opoku making the back line.

In midfield, Thomas Partey will play with Mubarak Wakaso while Mohammed Kudus and Osman Bukari operate on the wings with Andre Ayew playing through the middle behind brother Jordan Ayew.

The Black Stars have qualified for a record ninth straight Africa Cup of Nations tournament. But aim to finish the qualifiers on a high on Sunday.

The game is scheduled for 4pm kick off at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Line up:

Razak Abalora, Benson Annan, Baba Abdul Rahman, Ismail Ganiyu, Nicholas Opoku, Thomas Partey, Mubarak Wakaso, Osman Bukari, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew (Capt.), Mohammed Kudus

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