U-23 NATIONS CUP: Ghana U-23 Confirmed Lineup vs Egypt

The Black Meteors of Ghana host Egypt for a second group A game at the Cairo International Stadium where a win for Ghana will fetch them four points in the group.

Egypt are group A leaders with three points after beating Mali a goal to nil in their opener, and a win against Ghana would see them 6 points through to the Semifinals of the Africa U-23 Nations Cup.

Ghana boss Ibrahim Tanko ahead of this clash has made two changes to his eleven that drew against Cameroon three days ago, with Emmanuel Lomottey and Samuel Obeng coming in for Simon Zibo in midfield and Abass Issah up front respectively.

Zibo and Issah were both substituted by their replacements in the second half when Ghana played Cameroon in the first game.

Skipper Yaw Yeboah who limped off in the second half of Ghana’s first game is fit enough to get his second start of the tournament against Egypt today evening.

Ghana XI 4-3-3: Kwame Baah, Kingsley Fobi, Edward Sarpong, Zackaria Fuseini, Habib Mohammed, Emmanuel Lomotey, Yaw Yeboah, Michael Agbekpornu, Evans Mensah, Samuel Obeng, Kwabena Owusu


What Egypt boss said in pre-match ahead of Ghana clash

“I didn’t ask players to concentrate only on defence, but our responsibility was to keep our leadership and win the match.

“Dominating the ball isn’t the most important thing in football as winning is more important in the current period”.

“Egypt’s team is a big one and we play only to win and reach the Olympics”.






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