2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Chris Hughton names starting XI for Comoros game





Ghana’s Black Stars head coach Chris Hughton has unveiled his first eleven for the crucial 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Comoros today.

The starting lineup exudes a mix of experience and skill, with notable names set to grace the field in an effort to secure victory for Ghana.


**Starting XI:**


1. **Ofori Richard** – Positioned between the goalposts, Ofori Richard is entrusted with the crucial task of guarding Ghana’s net and thwarting any offensive threats from Comoros.


3. **Odoi Denis Frimpong** – The defender is set to provide defensive stability and contribute to the team’s buildup play from the backline.


23. **Opoku Nicholas** – Another key figure in the defensive setup, Opoku Nicholas is expected to showcase his prowess in keeping opposing attackers at bay.


15. **Nuhu Kasim Adams** – Adding solidity to the defensive line, Nuhu Kasim Adams aims to thwart Comoros’ attacking advances and contribute to maintaining a clean sheet.


14. **Mensah Gideon** – A key component in the team’s defensive strategy, Mensah Gideon is poised to play a crucial role in minimizing Comoros’ goal-scoring opportunities.


6. **Mohammed Iddrisu Baba** – As a midfielder, Mohammed Iddrisu Baba is tasked with dictating the tempo of the game, orchestrating plays, and providing a link between defense and attack.


9. **Ayew Jordan** – A seasoned striker, Ayew Jordan is set to lead the team’s offensive charge, aiming to find the back of the net and secure a vital win.


21. **Abdul Samed Salis** – Expected to showcase his skills in the midfield, Abdul Samed Salis will play a pivotal role in both defensive and offensive transitions.


10. **Ayew Andreo** – With a creative flair, Ayew Andreo is poised to be a playmaker, providing crucial assists and contributing to Ghana’s attacking prowess.


19. **Williams Inaki** – A forward with an eye for goal, Williams Inaki is anticipated to capitalize on goal-scoring opportunities and put Comoros’ defense under pressure.


22. **Semenyo Antoine** – Completing the attacking trio, Semenyo Antoine will bring his goal-scoring prowess to the forefront, aiming to trouble Comoros’ defense throughout the match.




12. **Wollacott Joseph**

5. **Sowah Jonathan**

16. **Ati Zigi**

4. **Addo Edmund**

17. **Ernest Nuamah**

7. **Issahaku A. Fatawu**

11. **Fatawu H. Abdul**

8. **Majeed Ashimeru**

13. **Joseph Paintsil**

2. **Alidu Seidu**

20. **Kudus**

18. **Nurudeen Abdulai**


With a well-balanced squad and a mix of experienced players and rising talents, Chris Hughton’s lineup aims to secure a crucial victory in the quest for qualification to the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The substitutions provide additional depth and flexibility, ensuring the team is well-prepared for any challenges that may arise during the match.


1. Ofori Richard
3. Odoi Denis Frimpong
23. Opoku Nicholas
15. Nuhu Kasim Adams
14. Mensah Gideon
6. Mohammed Iddrisu Baba
9. Ayew Jordan
21. Abdul Samed Salis
10. Ayew Andreo
19. Williams Inaki
22. Semenyo Antoine

12. Wollacott Joseph
5. Sowah Jonathan
16. Ati Zigi
4. Addo Edmund
17. Ernest Nuamah
7. Issahaku A. Fatawu
11. Fatawu H. Abdul
8. Majeed Ashimeru
13. Joseph Paintsil
2. Alidu Seidu
20. Kudus
18. Nurudeen Abdulai

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