With the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers beginning in October, Citi Sports’ Rahman Osman feels that the regular names for the Black Stars will come back into the team and leave those on the periphery to look on.
There is an air of uncertainty surrounding the Black Stars as massive shake-ups are expected with big game players set to return to the team ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
In-form Juventus midfielder, Kwadwo Asamoah, has looked sharp and good all season and is expected to make a long-awaited return to the team for the game against the Cranes of Uganda.
Sulley Muntari continues to be linked with an outside shot of playing under Avram Grant who has never hidden his admiration for the talented yet controversial left footed midfielder.
Skipper of the side, Asamoah Gyan, has been out of the team for some time now because of a lack of fitness but two goals in four games for Al-Ahli Dubai is not a bad return and he should be back to take his place in the team as Ghana begins the journey to Russia.
Turkey-based right back, Samuel Inkoom, has been one of the best Ghanaian performers in Europe in the last twelve months and Grant recently paid a secret visit to the defender as possible competitor to U.S based Harrison Afful.
Lorient forward, Abdul Majeed Waris, who has missed Ghana’s last three games, has recovered from the injury that kept him out for some time and has a chance of returning to the team.
Young left back, Dennis Appiah, formerly of Caen now with Anderlecht, has wasted little time in getting to work in the Belgian League and it will be interesting to see if his early season form will be enough for a shot in the team.
Congo-based winger, Solomon Asante, continues to give himself a chance of a recall with consistent appearances for Moise Katumbe’s TP Mazembe.
Ghana will play the Cranes of Uganda on the 7th of October in Tamale and Avram Grant will have his eyes fixed on two things: one is firming up his team for the AFON 2017 and getting Ghana to navigate a way past the Cranes smoothly.
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