AFCON 2019: Kasim Nuhu Returns As Kwesi Appiah Names Black Stars Starting XI For Tunisia Clash

02 July 2019, Egypt, Suez: Ghana players celebrate scoring during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group F soccer match between Guinea-Bissau and Ghana at the Suez Stadium. Photo: Omar Zoheiry/dpa (Photo by Omar Zoheiry/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Coach Kwesi Appiah has named his starting line-up for tonight’s crunch tie against Tunisia in the knock out stage of the Africa Cup of Nations at the Ismailia Stadium in Egypt.

Despite the heavy bet placed on the West Africa giants, coach Appiah is taking nothing for granted as he has named Empoli hard-tackling midfielder Afriyie Acquah in his starting line-up.

Acquah played one game at the group phase of the tournament but his swashbuckling display in the 2-0 against Guinea-Bissau has convinced the coach to hand him a start.

Appiah has maintained youngster Samuel Owusu in the team despite calls for him to be dropped after his inconsistent performance in the win against Guinea-Bissau.

The former Asante Kotoko left-back has however kept the core of the team who featured prominently during the group stages in his squad.

Baba Rahman and Andy Yiadom will maintain their positions on the left and right side of defence respectively while Kasim Nuhu will partner John Boye at the heart of defense with Richard Ofori keeping his place between the sticks.

Thomas Partey will spearhead the midfield and will be marshalled by Mubark Wakaso and Acquah.

Captain Andre Ayew will play behind Jordan Ayew in attack.

Below is Ghana’s starting line up to face Tunisia;

Richard Ofori, Andy Yiadom, Baba Rahman, John Boye, Kasim Nuhu, Afriyie Acquah, Mubarak Wakaso, Samuel Owusu, Thomas Partey, Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew.


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