Ati-Zigi starts as Black Stars battle the Eagles

BY: Peter Sarbah
Lawrence Ati Zigi
Lawrence Ati Zigi

Swiss-based goalkeeper, Lawrence Ati-Zigi has become Coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s preferred man in post as Ghana take on their Malian counterparts on Friday evening at the Emir Sports complex in Antalya, Turkey.

The 23-year-old shot stopper would step in the big shoes of Richard Ofori who failed to make the trip due to injury.

Nicholas Opoku would pair with Kassim Nuhu for the central defensive role with Tarique Fosu and Gideon Mensah playing at the wingback.

Alexander Djiku will partner Bernard Mensah in central midfield with skipper Andre Ayew and Eugene Ansah operating from the flanks. Thomas Partey play in the hole behind Jordan Ayew.

Full line up:

Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Gideon Mensah, Tarique Fosu-Henry, Nicholas Opoku, Kassim Nuhu, Bernard Mensah, Thomas Partey, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Eugene Ansah.