Confirmed: CK Akonnor drops Kotoko’s Abalora as he names starting XI for Ivory Coast clash


Black Stars head coach Charles Akonnor has handed a starting role to St. Gallen Goalkeeper Lawrence Ati Zigi for today’s International friendly against Ivory Coast.

This will be his first start for the Black Stars since they lost to Mali last year in a similar international friendly game.

Ati Zigi, thus takes the position of Asante Kotoko No.1 Razak Abalora who was in posts in the Black Stars 1-0 defeat to Morooco on Tuesday.

Captain, Andre Ayew and Italian Serie A side Spezia Calcio winger, Emmanuel Quartsin Gyasi have come in to replace Joel Fameyeh and Samuel Owusu respectively to partner Jordan Ayew in a front three.

Arsenal sstar, Thomas Partey and Chelsea player, Baba Rahman also takes the place of Gideon Mensah and Emmanuel Lomotey as Alexander Djiku starts ahead of Nicholas Opoku.

The game will kick off at 5pm today at the Cape Coast stadium and will be live on Max TV and GTV Sports Plus.

Ghana start list against Ivory Coast:

Lawrence Ati Zigi
Andy Yiadom
Baba Rahman
Alexander Djiku
Daniel Amartey
Baba Iddrisu
Thomas Partey
Mohammed Kudus
Andre Ayew
Jordan Ayew
Emmanuel Gyasi

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

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