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Ghana vs Brazil friendly: No newcomers in Otto Addo's starting lineup

BY: Maurice Quansah
Andre Ayew leads a familiar Black Stars team to face Brazil on Friday
Andre Ayew leads a familiar Black Stars team to face Brazil on Friday

Black Stars coach Otto Addo has excluded all the newcomers in his starting line-up to face Brazil in an international friendly in Le Havre, France, on Friday.

Kick-off is at 6.30pm GMT.

The gaffer maintained a familiar team for the pre-World Cup clash at the Stade Océane stadium, with Andre Ayew leading the side similar to the team that beat Nigeria in the World Cup playoffs last match.

However, players such as Inaki Williams, Tariq Lamptey and Mohammed Salisu could get an opportunity to make their international debut from the bench after being named among the substitutes.

However, there was no place in the team for the Germany-born duo of Stephan Ambrosius and Ransford Yeboah Konigsdorffer who were among five players who committed their international future with Ghana in July.

Joseph Wollacot maintains his position as the first-choice goalkeeper with Denis Odoi, Baba Rahman, Alexander Djiku, Daniel Amartey, Thomas Partey, Mohammed Kudus, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Felix Afena Gyan and Jordan Ayew completing the starting lineup.

Also on the reserves bench are Manaf Nurudeen, Richard Ofori, Alidu Seidu, Gideon Mensah, Joseph Aidoo, Baba Iddrissu, Daniel Kofi Kyereh, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Antoine Semenyo, Abdul-Fatawu Issahaku, Osman Bukari, and Elisha Owusu.

 Black Stars lineup