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Ghana starting XI vs Brazil: Kudus starts; Lamptey, Williams and Salisu benched

3:55 am AEST 24/9/22
Andre Ayew Thomas Partey Mohammed Kudus Daniel Amartey Ghana
GOAL reveal the Black Stars' starting XI for their international friendly against the Selecao

Ghana head coach Otto Addo has revealed his starting XI to face Brazil in an international friendly at Oceane Stadium in Le Havre, France on Friday.

Tariq Lamptey, Inaki Willaims, and Mohammed Salisu - after committing themselves to the Black Stars - are among the substitutes for tonight's game.

After falling short in their last four games against the South Americans, the West Africans are looking for what has become an elusive victory against the world giants.

How Ghana are lining up:

  • Joseph Wollacott Ghana

    Jojo Wollacott

    The Charlton Athletic goalkeeper has been preferred to face the Selecao ahead of Orlando Pirates’ Richard Ofori.

    Will Wollacott help the Black Stars keep their first-ever clean sheet against Brazil?

  • Dennis Odoi Club Brugge.

    Denis Odoi

    The Club Brugge right-footed full-back has preferred in the squad ahead of Tariq Lamptey.

  • Abdul Rahman Baba Ghana

    Abdul Rahman Baba

    How will the Reading left-back fare against Raphinha and other Brazil attackers?

  • Alexander Djiku Ghana Afcon 2021

    Alexander Djiku

    As he operates at the centre of the defence, Djiku and his partner are expected to be under immense pressure from Brazil.

    The South Americans are not expected to sit back, rather, they will keep firing at and asking serious questions of the Ghanaian defensive wall.

    How will Djiku and his fellow defenders respond?

  • Daniel Amartey

    Djiku and Amartey face an uphill task of keeping Brazil – who have never failed to score against the Black Stars in their last four games - at bay.

  • Jordan Ayew, Thomas Partey - Nigeria vs Ghana

    Thomas Partey

    After being sidelined for some time by a recurring injury, the midfielder returned for Arsenal in their 3-0 victory against Brentford.

    The Brazilians are expected to put him under pressure and Partey's fitness will be tested.

  • Mohammed Kudus Ghana

    Mohammed Kudus

    After scoring for Ajax in five straight games, Kudus is beaming with confidence as he switches focus to the international stage.

    With his exploits – both in the Eredivisie and the Uefa Champions League - he scored the only goal against Liverpool in a 2-1 defeat at Anfield, Kudus is expected to be put under constant watch by the Brazilians.

  • Jordan Ayew Ghana

    Jordan Ayew

    Ayew should only aim for a far better outing in order to ease the pressure and criticism that have come his way for some time now over what is seen as underperformance for the national side in recent outings.

  • Andre Ayew Ghana

    Andre Ayew

    The Al Sadd attacker- as usual - will captain the former African champions in the high-profile pre-World Cup friendly.

  • Felix Afena-Gyan Ghana

    Felix Afena-Gyan

    After making his debut for Ghana in the 2022 Fifa World Cup playoff 0-0 draw against Nigeria in March, the Cremonese star starts.

  • Kamaldeen Sulemana Ghana

    Kamaldeen Sulemana

    The Rennes forward – who opened his current season’s goal account with a brilliant strike against Auxerre in Ligue 1 - has been deployed on the wing.