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Afriyie Acquah, Rabiu named in Ghana line-up to face Malawi in AFCON qualifier

Published on: 13 October 2012

Parma youngster Afriyie Acquah and returnee Rabiu Mohammed have been named in Ghana's starting line-up to face Malawi on Saturday in the second-leg of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Coach Kwesi Appiah named the duo in his team following their impressive performances in training over the past five days.

Anthony Annan will partner Acquah in the centre of midfield, providing cover for central defenders John Boye and Isaac Vorsah.

John Paintsil and Harrison Afful will play at the right and left back respectively with Adam Kwarasey retaining his place in goal.

Christian Atsu and Andre Ayew will play on the wings with Mohammed playing behind striker Asamoah Gyan, who will be the captain for the Black Stars.

Midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has been left out of the team because of an ankle injury he suffered while training with the Black Stars.

The Black Stars won the first-leg 2-0 in Accra last month.

The winner of the tie over two legs will qualify for next year's tournament in South Africa.

Starting line-up: Adam Kwarasey, John Paintsil, Harrison Afful, John Boye, Isaac Vorsah, Anthony Annan, Afriyie Acquah, Christian Atsu, Rabiu Mohammed, Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan.

Reserves: Fatau Dauda, David Addy, Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Nii Adjei, Mubarak Wakaso, Solomon Asante, Abdul Majeed Warris.


This article has 16 comment(s), give your comment
  • kwame pito says:
    October 13, 2012 10:54 am
    Good selection. After Andre Ayew and Gyan score first two goals, warris can come on for Gyan and wakaso for Ayew. Wakso then scores to make it 3:0. There will be 3 goals in this game.
  • kokonsaba says:
    October 13, 2012 11:06 am
  • Genesis66 says:
    October 13, 2012 11:42 am
    what time is the match coming on please.
  • sheshe says:
    October 13, 2012 11:53 am
    12.30 ghana time
  • Josh Larbi says:
    October 13, 2012 12:12 pm
    please, folks. which station will show the march in Ghana
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    October 13, 2012 12:13 pm
    Lets tear these Malawians apart, looks like A.A is getting his tactics right now by not using bunch of DM but rather wingers. Am confident we gonna win, Go GH!!
  • plain plain says:
    October 13, 2012 12:22 pm
    Pls where can i watch the match
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    October 13, 2012 12:26 pm
    The Match is about to start, live on GTV. Terrible Stadium as well as a terrible pitch, some of these Southern African countries are really poor.
  • Bemol says:
    October 13, 2012 12:32 pm
    Watch it live on Gtv the tv of the nation.
  • Dr Who says:
    October 13, 2012 12:33 pm
    Malawi will chop gari today.the midfield is packed with tacklers.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    October 13, 2012 12:36 pm
    GH in the lead courtesy Afriyie Acquah's effort, good for GH.
  • MR boii says:
    October 13, 2012 12:47 pm
    does anyone have a link please? ??
  • BRENTO says:
    October 13, 2012 12:51 pm
  • BRENTO says:
    October 13, 2012 12:52 pm
  • kantoose says:
    October 13, 2012 01:08 pm
    LINK PLEASE? or can someone stream on ustreeam?
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