Ghana Name Young, Strong Starting 11 for Ethiopia; Wakaso, Djiku Benched
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has named a solid starting line-up to play Ethiopia in the 2022 World Cup on Thursday afternoon, however experienced midfielder Mubarak Wakaso was dropped to the bench, while Alexander Djiku is suspended.
The Serbian tactician will place youngsters Mohammed Kudus and Kamaldeen Sulemana central focus of his strategies, as they will be the two Right to Dream Academy playmakers during the match.
Spanish-based defensive player Joseph Aidoo will get the opportunity to shine when he begins the match as a replacement for France-based defender Djiku who has been suspended after due to accumulating a number of yellow cards.
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom who is returning to the team is set to begin the game as the only striker following his being brought back with the Black Stars after a two-year absence.
Spanish midfielder Baba Iddrisu is preferred ahead of the regular starter Mubarak Wakaso, who has missed the previous two games due to injury.
With China-based Wakaso being brought back to the team, it was believed that it was likely that he would be relegated to his previous position, however Rajevac insists on staying with the Mallorca midfielder in the middle in the middle.
BLACK STARS STARTING 11
1. Jojo Wollacott 2. Andy Yiadom 3. Baba Rahman 4. Joseph Aidoo 5. Daniel Amartey 6. Baba Idrissu 7.Jordan Ayew 8.Kudus Mohammed 9.Richmond Boakye Yiadom 10.Andre Ayew 11. Kamaldeen Sulemana.