Ghana coach Sellas Tetteh has made three changes to his starting to face old foes Mali in today’s FIFA U20 World Cup last 16 clash in Wellington by introducing Emmanuel Boateng, Barnes Osei and Patrick Kpozo.
Portugal-based Boateng, who climbed off the bench to snatch the match winner in the final Group B match against Panama, gets his start at the tournament ahead of lead striker Benjamin Tetteh.
Inter Allies left-back Patrick Kpozo replaces suspended Patrick Asmah in the back four where Joseph Aidoo, Kingsley Fobi and Emmanuel Ntim have maintained their slots.
On the right flank, Pacos de Ferreira kid has been picked to replace under-performing Asiedu Attobrah.
Captain Clifford Aboagye has shrugged off a muscle injury and will orchestrate things from the midfield.
The Granada playmaker will be combining with Samuel Tetteh and Yaw Yeboah.
Cagliari star Godfred Donsah will sit in front of the Ghana defence.
Ghana played Mali twice at this year’s Africa U20 Championship where Les Aiglons won 1-0 during the Group stage and the Black Satellites avenge that defeat with a 3-1 scoreline in the third-placed play-off.
Ghana staring line-up:
Lawrence Ati- Emmanuel Ntim, Jospeh Aidoo, Patrick Kpozo, Kingsley Fobi- Godfred Donsah, Clifford Aboagye, Samuel Tetteh, Barnes Osei – Yaw Yeboah and Emmanuel Boateng.
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