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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Ghana XI to face Ethiopia revealed - Andre, Jordan start

14:00 SAST 2021/11/11
Andre Ayew Ghana
Milovan Rajevac's team for their matchday five duel against the Walias on the road to Qatar has been announced

  • Alexander Djiku, Jojo Wallocott, Thomas Partey Ghana

    GOALKEEPER - Jojo Wallocott

    The Swindon Town shot-stopper maintains his place between the sticks in the absence of Richard Ofori, beating Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen and Richard Attah to the spot.

  • Ghana defender Andy Yiadom and Benin's Steve Mounie during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

    RIGHT-BACK - Andy Yiadom

    After missing October's double-header against Zimbabwe due to injury, Reading fullback Yiadom has returned to claim his place as Ghana's first-choice right-back against Ethiopia.

  • Baba Rahman Ghana Africa Cup of Nations

    LEFT-BACK - Abdul Rahman Baba

    The Reading left-back has been first-choice left-back for Ghana in recent times and that will not change against the Walias.

  • Daniel Amartey of Ghana

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Daniel Amartey

    The Leicester City player returns to centre-back for Ghana after featuring at right back in the Stars' last two matches.

  • Joseph Aidoo of Ghana

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Joseph Aidoo

    Aidoo makes a rare start for Ghana, his first XI inclusion helped by the suspension of Strasbourg's Alexander Djiku and injury to Columbus Crew's Jonathan Mensah.

  • Iddrisu Baba Real Mallorca 2021-22

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Iddrisu Baba

    The Real Mallorca ace takes up Ghana's defensive midfield duties against the Walias, particulally as Thomas Partey is out injured.

  • Iddrisu Baba Mohammed Kudus Jonathan Mensah Daniel Amartey Ghana

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Mohammed Kudus

    The Ajax sensation remains a constant presence in Ghana's midfield owing to his fine perfromances, particularly with regards to creativity.

  • Andre Ayew Ghana Marseille

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Andre Ayew

    The Al Sadd attacker is expected to strengthen the Black Stars centrally as Rajevac looks for a leader in midfield in the absence of Partey.

  • Jordan Ayew

    RIGH WINGER - Jordan Ayew

    The Crystal Palace striker looks to have benefited from the redeployment of Andre from right wing to central midfield.

  • Kamaldeen Sulemana Stade Rennes 2021-22

    LEFT WINGER - Kamaldeen Sulemana

    The Stade Rennes attacker is expected to provide the strongest wing threat for Ghana as he has done at club level so far this season.

  • Richmond Boakye Yiadom

    FORWARD - Richmond Boakye-Yiadom

    On his return to the Black Stars after a few years of absence, the Beitar Jerusalem forward gets an opportunity to start as the leads marksman against Ethiopia.