Anderlecht midfielder Majeed Ashimeru will start for Ghana for the first time after being named in the starting XI against South Africa in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Monday night.
The 23-year-old has taken the place of Stade Rennes star Kamaldeen Sulemana for the crunch tie against Hugo Broos’ men at the famous FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Ashimeru is expected to operate on the right wing and provide the needed impetus for striker Joel Fameye with captain Andre Ayew expected to be handed a free role in the team.
Ghana will try to return to the global tournament when the tournament takes place in the Asian country of Qatar next year.
CK Akonnor’s team will travel to South Africa to play on matchday two in Johannesburg on Monday in their attempt to qualify for their fourth World Cup appearance.
After missing the 2018 event in Russia, Ghana has set their sights on returning to the World Cup.
The Black Stars reached the world showpiece in Germany 2006 where they were making their first appearance.
They then went on to reach the Round of 16.
They secured a qualification ticket for the South African 2010 edition. This campaign saw them reach the quarter-finals, where they were defeated by Uruguay.
They made their third consecutive appearance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but they were forced to exit at the group stage for the first-time.
Full line up below:
Richard Ofori (GK) Fatawu Mohammed Alexander Djiku Jonathan Mensah Gideon Mensah Mubarak Wakaso Emmanuel Lomotey Majeed Ashimeru Yaw Yeboah Joel Fameyeh Andre Dede Ayew (C)