Asamoah Gyan, Ayew to Lead Ghana Team as Grant Reveals Starting XI

Black Stars coach Avram Grant has named his starting team to face Uganda in the 2018 World cup qualifier group E opener in Tamale on Friday evening.

The squad comprises only European and Asia based players led by leading scorer Asamoah Gyan.

Gyan has scored 48 goals in 90 appearances for Ghana and he will be partnering with Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew in the attack.

Razak Braimah who plies his trade in Spain for Cordoba FC has been handed the gloves and will be shielded by Daniel Amartey and Jonathan Boye who will sit in the heart of defense.

Schalke 04 defender, for sale Baba Rahman, Harrison Afful operate the respective left and right wing backs.

The midfield will be controlled by Chelsea FC’s Christian Atsu, Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece) and Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium)

Ghana squad: Razak Braimah -GK (Cordoba, Spain), Daniel Amartey (Leicester),  Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey). Christian Atsu (Chelsea, England), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahli, UAE), Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England),

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