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Mohammed Kudus is in the spotlight in the Ghana predicted lineup vs Mexico, as the two sides lock horns in a friendly game at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, USA this Saturday. The Black Stars are eager to gain some more points to climb the FIFA World Rankings ladder and prove their might by defeating the higher-ranked nation.
Ghana vs Mexico International Friendly team news
- 1 Ghana vs Mexico International Friendly team news
- 2 Ghana Predicted Lineup
- 3 Ghana predicted lineup vs Mexico – Our top three
- 4 Will Thomas Partey start vs Mexico?
- 5 Ghana predicted lineup vs Mexico – The Final Word
Chris Houghton has been forced into making some last-minute changes to his Ghana squad due to injury issues. Brighton full-back Tariq Lamptey has pulled out citing a problem, as has Besiktas defender Daniel Amartey. Along with them, Alexander Dijiku and Osman Bukari also had to pull out due to injuries.
As a result, Houghton has called up Hamburg defender Stephan Ambrosius to the squad. Along with him, Jerome Opoku has also received a call-up along with Turkish side Samsunspor striker Kingsley Schindler. Houghton will take this friendly seriously and line up his Ghana predicted lineup vs Mexico strongly so that the Black Stars can terrorise El Tricolor.
Ghana Predicted Lineup
Richard Ofori (GK), Alidu Seidu, Joseph Aidoo, Nicolas Opoku, Gideon Mensah, Edmund Addo, Salis Abdul Samed, Mohammed Kudus, Jordan Ayew, Inaki Williams, Antoine Semenyo
Ghana predicted lineup vs Mexico – Our top three
Mohammed Kudus – In-form Hammer eager to inspire
Coming off the back of scoring his first Premier League goal for West Ham United against Newcastle United, Mohammed Kudus is buzzing with confidence. He’ll be determined to continue his form for the Black Stars. Kudus has 12 goal contributions in 26 national team appearances and is an all-round sensation.
He might be tightly marked by West Ham teammate Edson Alvarez and will – despite risking the wrath of Hammers boss David Moyes if injuries result – be aggressively tackled by him. But Kudus needs to find that special spark in his game, getting into the key areas and being lethal with his final product to inspire goals for Ghana.
Inaki Williams – Menacing Speedster eager to open Ghana account
Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams is yet to score an international goal for Ghana, despite all his heroics in La Liga. He is likely to be used as a winger here, but will be eager to break his duck. He is likely to be harassed by Mexico defender Jesus Angulo, who will look to mark him out of the game.
However, Williams is desperate to get a goal for his nation. He will use that to fuel his energy, as the forward looks to speed his way into empty areas and reach the dangerous final third spaces to score goals.
Jordan Ayew – Experienced head can bring unique creative threat
With 90 appearances for Ghana, Jordan Ayew is the most experienced player in the current squad. He’s become a key player for the Black Stars due to his versatility and resilience. Ayew has devoted himself to play wherever his side needs him in the attack.
He’s likely to play in the wide areas here and will be more intent on creating chances. Ayew has developed the tendency to dribble past defenders and send in inviting passes into the box. He’ll look to torment the defenders by doing that to set up big chances and improve his side’s creative threat.
Will Thomas Partey start vs Mexico?
Thomas Partey has been selected in the Ghana squad for the upcoming friendlies. But with the Arsenal midfielder only recently having recovered from a groin injury, Houghton might not want to risk him triggering that problem again. Partey might play against Mexico, but is likely to start from the bench.
Ghana predicted lineup vs Mexico – The Final Word
Ghana are missing some key players, but this ‘friendly’ against Mexico is a great way for them to prepare for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. They can test both their defensive resolve and attacking threat against one of the world’s best teams. Houghton will push his side to get a win as that can greatly improve their self-confidence and also help Ghana move up the FIFA rankings.
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