2023 U-23 AFCON: Barnieh returns to lead the team; Essel, Salim, Nuamah benched: Ghana’s lineup vs Guinea

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Head Coach of the Black Meteors, Ibrahim Tanko has named his outfit’s lineup for the final Group A game of the TotalEnergies U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) against Guinea at the Grand Stade of Tangier.

Ibrahim Tanko makes four changes to the team that lost 5-1 to Guinea, making room for three center-backs in the starting eleven, the first time in the competition.

Samuel Abbey- Ashie Quaye, Nathaniel Adjei, Emmanuel Essiam and skipper Daniel Afriyie Barnieh come in for Aaron Essel, Dominic Nsobila, Salim Adams and Ernest Nuamah.

Ibrahim Danlad, Terry Yegbe, Oppong Afrane, Fatawu Issahaku, Hafiz Adam, Edmund Arko Mensah and Emmanuel Yeboah retain their places in the starting eleven.

Ghana head into the game needing nothing short of a win to progress to the knockout round. The match is scheduled to kick off at 9pm local time (8pm GMT).

Below is Ghana’s lineup:

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