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Kwesi Appiah names Black Stars Starting XI for Japan friendly

Richard Ofori will keep the post

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named a strong starting line-up to face Japan in a 2018 World Cup warm-up on Wednesday.

The Black Stars boss handed Emmanuel Boateng his first start for the national team with several players maintaining their respective positions.

Goalkeeper Richard Ofori maintained his place with central defenders Rashid Sumaila and Nicholas Opoku protecting the shot stopper.

Andy Yiadom returns to his right-back position with Lumor Agbenyenu playing from the left side of the defence.

Attamah Larweh and Isaac Sackey will play at the heart of the midfielder with Nana Amponsah and Frank Acheampong playing on the right and left wings respectively.

Boateng will spearhead the attack with captain Thomas Partey playing right behind the Levante striker.

Starting line-up: Ofori, Yiadom, Lumor, Sumaila, Opoku, Attamah, Sackey, Acheampong, Boateng, Partey, Ampomah

Reserves: Ati-Zigi, Kassim, Kwasi Okyere, Dwamena, Gyasi, Adomah, Acquah

Source: GFA

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