Black Stars coach Ibrahim Tanko names squad for Uzbekistan friendly


Black Stars B head coach Ibrahim Tanko has named his favorite and strong starting eleven to face Uzbekistan in today’s international friendly.

The match will be played at the Central Stadium in Namangan, Uzbekistan and and the game will feature only the home-based players of Ghana.

Coach Tanko has picked Aduana Stars FC and former Ghana Youth goalkeeper Joseph Addo as his first choice to start in posts.

Asante Kotoko defender Christopher Nettey will play at right back with Samuel Abbey-Ashie Quaye of Great Olympics and CAF U-20 Championship winner at the left back position.

Former WAFA captain and deputy captain of Hearts of Oak, Mohammed Alhassan is being paired with Konadu Yiadom WAFA SC at center-back.

Bechem United skipper Moro Salifu, Michel Otou of Great Olympics and Medeama SC’s Rashid Nortey will operate in a midfield of three in the 4-3-3 system.

Ghana Premier League top scorer Diawisie Taylor, U20 African Championship best player Abdul Fatawu Issahaku of Ghana Division One League side Steadfast FC and Kwame Peprah of Kumasi-based King Faisal will lead the attack in this afternoon’s encounter.

The match kicks off at 13h00 GMT and will be live on Max TV Ghana.

Ghana starting XI against Uzbekistan Below:

Joseph Addo 16 Christopher Nettey 3 Samuel Abbey Ashie Quaye 14 Konadu Yiadom 2 Mohammed Alhassan 6 Moro Salifu 11 Michel Otou – 12 Rashid Nortey 13 Diawusie Taylor 10 Kwame Peprah 17 Issahaku Fatawu 18


Richard Attah 20 William Essu 1 Dennis Korsah 4 Daniel Afriyie Barnie 5 Maxwell Abbey Quaye 7 Agyenim Boateng 8 Percious Boah 19

By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH

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