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Jordan Ayew starts against Brazil â?? Adiyiah, Dede dropped

Mon, 5 Sep 2011 Source: Ghanasoccernet

Marseille attacker Jordan Ayew has been handed his first Ghana start for the friendly against Brazil in London on Monday, according to Ghanasoccernet.

Coach Goran Stevanovic dropped three players from his squad that played Swaziland on Friday.


But the brother of the of the Marseille youngster Andre Ayew has been dropped from the starting team to face the South Americans at Craven Cottage.


Also dropped from the starting line-up is Dominic Adiyiah whose position on the right wing has been taken over by Ukraine-based Samuel Inkoom.


In the absence of the injured Asamoah Gyan, Jordan will start as the striker to be partnered by Sulley Muntari who will also assist the midfielders.

Kwadwo Asamoah who was dropped from the Black Stars starting team against Swaziland will return to the squad to play on the left wing.


In the absence of the injured Asamoah Gyan, Jordan will start as the striker to be partnered by Sulley Muntari who will also assist the midfielders.


It was thought Prince Tagoe will take over Gyan's position but he travelled to Turkey to complete his transfer to Bursaspor before the transfer deadline ends on Monday night.


Even though he returned to the Black Stars team on Monday morning, coach Stevanovic opted to rest him to recover from his travel from Istanbul to London.

Norway-born Adam Kwarasey will retain his place as the goalkeeper and John Paintsil and Daniel Opare will keep their places on the right and left back positions respectively.

Jonathan Mensah will partner Isaac Vorsah at the heart of the defence while the effective central midfield partnership between Derek Boateng and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is maintained.

Ghana XI: Adam Kwarasey, John Paintsil, Daniel Opare, Isaac Vorsah, Jonathan Mensah, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Samuel Inkoom, Derek Boateng, Jordan Ayew, Sulley Muntari, Kwadwo Asamoah.

Subs: Richard Kingson, Dominic Adiyiah, Lee Addy, Anthony Annan, Prince Tagoe, Albert Adomah, John Boye, Rabiu Mohammed, Nathaniel Asamoah, Ernest Sowah

Source: Ghanasoccernet