10th Jan 2017 | by William Bossman
Black Stars XI for friendly against Uzbek side Bunyodkor

Coach Avram Grant has named his starting line-up for Ghana’s friendly against Uzbekistan giants Bunyodkor on Tuesday.

Schalke forward Bernard Tekpertey has been handed a starting role in the game which will be played in Dubai at 5pm local time (1300GMT).

The game is part of Ghana's preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon which will kick off this weekend.

Fatau Dauda will be in post for the senior national team in today's game with Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman, John Boye and Jonathan Mensah in defence.

Mubarak Wakaso and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu will play in midfield for the Black Stars in the match which will be played at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai.

Tekpetey and Jordan Ayew will be in attack for Ghana with Christian Atsu and Andre Ayew expected to start the game on the flanks.

Ghana are likely to play another friendly before the team departs to Gabon for the tournament.


The Black Stars have been placed in Group D where they play Uganda, Egypt and Mali.

Black Stars XI for Bunyodkor:

Fatau Dauda

Harrison Afful 

John Boye

Jonathan Mensah

Mubarak Wakaso

Christian Atsu

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu

Bernard Tekpertey

Jordan Ayew

Andre Ayew


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