The first eleven of the Ghana Black Stars squad to face the Red Devils of Congo has been revealed as Ghana seeks to re-write all the wrongs in order to revive hopes of qualifying for 2018 World.
Several players have been ruled out due to injury with Captain Asamoah Gyan leading the list. West Ham’s Andre Dede Ayew and his brother, Swansea’s Jordan Ayew did not make the trip to Congo.
Asamoah Gyan was subbed in the first leg in Kumasi because of a thigh injury and though made the trip, will not play the match.
Andre Ayew has also complained about his thigh and asked to be excused from the national camp as he flies back to London for medical check up with his club.
Jordan Ayew who is alleged to have complained of a stomach upset after eating “wakye” is also set to miss the game. His family confirmed of the food poisoning and so also drops out of the match.
Meanwhile Harrison Afful who is also said to have suffered similar fate like that of Jordan, made the trip and has been declared fit to play for the team this afternoon.
Defender John Boye did not make it for the two legs as he also sustained injury in training prior to the game in Kumasi.
In the absence of these keys players, Afriyie Aquah, Richmond Boakye Yiadom and Thomas Agyepong get the chance to start for the Stars.
The proposed team to start against Congo has been revealed by our sources to the team in Congo;
Richard Ofori; Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Amartey, Lumour Abgeyenu; Afriyie Acquah, Thomas Teye Partey, Ebenezer Ofori, Christian Atsu; Richmond Boakye Yiadom, Thomas Agyepong.
Kick off is 14:00 GMT.
Ghana arrived late in Congo prior to the game to be played today amid some frustrations at the Immigration Section in Brazzaville.
Ghana needs to win the game in Brazzaville to sustain some hope of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
Ghana has never lost to Congo and today’s match is set to be the 7th time for the two African countries to clash. Ghana has won 6 with one draw.