WAFU Cup of Nations: Coach Ben Fokuo makes one change to team for Cote D’Ivoire clash

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Black Starlets coach Ben Fokuo has made one change to the team that drew with Nigeria on Sunday. John Batigi of Real Lion FC replaces Benjamin Nyarko for this afternoon’s final Group B game against Cote D’Ivoire.

Abdul Manaf Ibrahim maintains his place in goal for Ghana. Augustus Asuo, Emmanuel Asibey and Kojo Pepprah Oppong remain unchanged in defence as they make the four-man backline.

Captain Abdul Fatawu Issahaku continues to lead the midfield quartet of Felix Agyemang Osei, Alhassan Alhassan, Abubakar Gaddo and Jonas Naafo. John Batigi will now partner Samuel Boakye in attack.

The Black Starlets will play for three points against the Ivorians but a draw will take Ghana through to the semi finals after securing a draw against Nigeria in the first game.

The game is scheduled for 4pm kick off at the Kegue International stadium in Togo.

Ghana’s line up:

21. Abdul Manaf Ibrahim, 2. Augustus Asuo, 4 Emmanuel Osei Asibey, 5 Kojo Pepprah Oppong, 6 Felix Agyemang Osei, 10. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (C), 11. Alhassan Alhassan, 13. Abubakar Gaddo, 18 Jonas Naafo, 26. John Batigi, 27, Samuel Boakye


8.Shaibu Abdullah, 12. Kelvin Kofi Saaba (GK), 14 Zaidan Alhassan, 15. Anastasius Satuh, 19. Collins Boah, 7. Abdul Majeed Maswud, 28. Joshua Fuseini, 29. Kingsford Yiadom Boakye.