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Afcon 2021: Ghana XI to face Gabon - Paintsil out as Kyereh comes in

18:43 GMT 14/01/2022
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh Ghana
Milovan Rajevac's Black Stars starting side for their second game at the Africa Cup of Nations has been announced

  • Joseph Jojo Wollacott Ghana

    GOALKEEPER - Jojo Wallocott

    The Swindon Town goalkeeper continues his reign as Ghana’s No.1, having been named to start against Gabon on Friday.

  • Andy Yiadom Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 2019

    RIGHT-BACK - Andy Yiadom

    The Reading defender has been the Black Stars undisputed right-back for a while and that will not change against The Panthers.

  • Baba Rahman (Ghana)

    LEFT-BACK - Abdul Rahman Baba

    The Reading left-back has been picked over Strasbourg’s Gideon Mensah, unsurprisingly.

  • Daniel Amartey Ghana

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Daniel Amartey

    The Leicester City star is one of two men entrusted with the responsibility of protecting Ghana’s goal from central defence.

  • Alexander Djiku Ghana

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Alexander Djiku

    The France-born keeps his partnership with Amartey intact as he has been selected by Rajevac once again.

  • Iddrisu Baba Ghana


    Real Mallorca player Iddrisu Baba will play the deepest role among three midfielders picked for the Gabon clash.

  • Thomas Partey of Ghana

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Thomas Partey

    A lot will be expected from Arsenal’s Partey in the Black Stars’ midfield against the Panthers following a nondescript performance against Morocco.

  • Daniel Kofi Kyereh St. Pauli 2021-22

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Daniel-Kofi Kyereh

    Rajevac has sacrificed playing two strikers for one, allowing for the introduction of Kyereh in an attacking midfield role. The Germany-born's presence in the XI also partly forces winger Joseph Paintsil, who impressed against The Atlas Lions, out to the bench.

  • Andre Ayew Ghana AFCON 2021

    RIGHT WINGER - Andre Ayew

    The Al Sadd attacker has been switched from support striker to right winger for the matchday two fixture.

  • Kamaldeen Sulemana Ghana

    LEFT WINGER - Kamaldeen Sulemana

    Unlike against the Atlas Lions where he started from the right wing, Stade Rennes’ Kamaldeen will start from the opposite flank on Friday.

  • Jordan Ayew Ghana Equatorial Guinea afcon 2015

    FORWARD - Jordan Ayew

    The Crystal Palace striker keeps his place as Ghana’s lead target man despite an underwhelming showing in the opening game.