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Akonnor makes 5 changes ahead of Qatar game

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Following the senior national football team, the Black Stars’, 3-0 defeat to Mali on Friday 9th October 2020, Head Coach C.K Akonnor has made five changes to the squad for this evening’s friendly game against Asian champions Qatar.

Goalkeeper Razak Abalora has been given the chance to start in the post ahead of Lawrence Ati-Zigi.

Youngster Benson Annan will play at right-back with Gideon Mensah maintaining his place at left-back. Alexander Djiku who was deployed in a midfield position against Mali moves to central defence to partner Joseph Aidoo. Djiku and Aidoo will play in the heart of defence in place of Nicholas Opoku and Kassim Nuhu Adams.

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In midfield, Baba Iddrisu replaces Bernard Mensah. Baba will partner Thomas Partey to provide cover for the backline.

Saudi Arabia based winger Samuel Owusu makes his way into the starting line up for tonight’s game. Owusu will play on the right-wing of Ghana’s attack in place of Eugene Ansah. While Tarique Fosu operates on the left wing with Captain Andre Ayew playing in the hole behind striker Jordan Ayew.

Akonnor will be hoping to put in an improved performance tonight against Qatar. The game is part of Ghana’s build-up to next months 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.

Written by EDITORIAL STAFF

Hi, I am Leroy Hawkson, an up and coming sports journalist with over 4 years of experience in media working for the likes of University of Ghana-based Radio Univers (where I served as the Head of Production and Host of the station's sports show "Sports Express"), the National Media Commission (NMC) and ClassFM.
I am also a writer and researcher for GTV Sports+ show "Beyond the Pitch," producer of popular Ghana Facebook Live boxing show "KBOXtv Live" and Head of Sports of Talks Africa Media.
I am is passionate about the lesser-known or less financed sports in Ghana and would love to show Ghanaians the beauty of these sports to help develop them into powerhouses in the country and the world.

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