AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Selection Headache For Black Stars Coach Ahead Of Kenya Match


Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will be scratching his head in naming his starting XI to face Kenya on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Appiah has all of his star performers fit and raring to go as they chase a second successive win in the qualifier.

In midfield, he has got options in Afriyie Acquah, Thomas Partey, Ebenezer Ofori, Nana Ampomah and Frank Acheampong.

Also, there is the experienced Kwadwo Asamoah, Isaac Sackey and Edwin Gyasi.

In defence, who gets to partner Daniel Amartey at centre back is still unknown with options in Rashid Sumaila, Nicholas Opoku.

In attack, will Appiah deploy Majeed Waris and Levante's Raphael Dwamena upfront or give in-form Royal Antwerp striker William Owusu a rare debut.

Ghana will face Kenya at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group F qualifier.

Full Squad:
Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi (Sochaux, France), Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA) Daniel Opare (Royal Antwerp, Belgium) Rashid Sumaila (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy)

Midfielders: Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Ebenezer Ofori (New York City FC, USA), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Edwin Gyasi (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria) Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin Teda, China), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium)

Forwards: Raphael Dwamena (Levante UD, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France), William Owusu (Royal Antwerp, Belgium).

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