Ghana's No. 1

Japan Coach names Shinji Kagawa and Okazaki in squad for Ghana friendly

Published on: 29 May 2018

Head Coach of the Japanese national football team Akira Nishino has named a 27 man squad for the International friendly against the Black Stars of Ghana on Wednesday. 

The team includes former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa and Leicester City star Shinji Okazaki.

The Sumarai Blues have qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Russia and will engage the Black Stars as part of preparations for the mundial in the summer.

Meanwhile, Ghana who are involved in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will see this as a test for the new players that have been called into the team by Coach Kwesi Appiah.

The Black Stars arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for the game on Wednesday in Japan.

Below is the full squad for the Japan Team 

GOALKEEPERS

1 Eiji Kawashima

12 Masaaki Higashiguchi (G Osaka)

23 Nakamura Ko (Kashiwa)

 

DEFENDERS

5 Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray)

20 Tomoaki Makino (Urawa)

22 Maya Yoshida (Southampton)

19 Hiroki Sakai (Marseille )

21 Takanori Sakai (Hamburger SV)

3 Gen Shoji (Kashima)

2 Kou (Urawa) Endo

24 Ueda direct (Kashima)

 

MIDFIELDERS

17 Makoto Hasebe (Frankfurt)

4 Honda Keisuke (Pachuca)

14 InuiTakashi (Eibar)

10 Shinji Kagawa ( Dortmund)

16 Yamaguchi firefly (C Osaka)

8 Haraguchi Genki (Düsseldorf)

11 Usami Takashi (Düsseldorf)

7 Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe)

18 Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki F)

26 Sansao Kent (Kashima)

Yosuke 27 Ideguchi (Kuruturaru-Reonesa)

 

FORWARDS

9 Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City)

15 Yuya Osako (Bremen)

13 Yoshinori Muto (Mainz)

25 Takuma Asano (Hannover)

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