Hearts of Oak Goalkeeper Richmond Ayi starts as Coach Fabin names Black Meteors starting XI for second friendly against Japan

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black Meteors coach Paa Kwasi Fabin has named starting XI against Japan this morning. Accra Hearts of Oak Goalkeeper Richmond Ayi will be in post for the Black Meteors in today’s U24 friendly match against Japan.

Ayi who was on bench in Saturday’s encounter between the two sides due to a slight injury, has been declared fit to start in Tuesday’s game which will be played at the Best Denki stadium – Fukuoka.

Ghana lost 6-0 in the first friendly game played between the two sides on Saturday and Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has reacted with slight changes to his starting line up for today’s game.

In defense, former U20 teammates Uzair Alhassan and Frank Assinki will form the central defensive pair with Frank  Owusu Amoabeng with Joselpho Barnes and Samuel Abbey Ashie-Quaye as right and left wingbacks respectively.

Coach Fabin also named Osman Bukari, Emmanuel Essiam, Jonah Attuquaye and Sabit Abdulai in midfield.

Frimpong Boateng has also been handed a starting role upfront for the Black Meteors.

The game is scheduled to begin at 06:30am GMT.

Here are the starting line ups for the two sides:

Ghana U24: GK- Richmond Ayi; DF: Frank Assinki, Uzair Alhassan, Joselpho Barnes, Samuel Abbey-Ashie Quaye, Frank Owusu Amoabeng; MF- Osman Bukari, Emmanuel Essiam, Jonah Attuquaye, Sabit Abdulai; FW- Frimpong Boateng

Subs: William Essu; Patrick Mensah, Percious Boah, Kwame Afriyie Adu-Bofour Poku, Samuel Boakye, Samuel Obeng Gyabaah

Japan U24:  GK- Suzuki Zion; DF- Machida Koki, Koga Taiyo , Hashioka Daiki, Sugawara Yukinari; MF- Itakura Kou, Nakayama Yuta, Miyoshi Koji, Endo Keita; FW- Hayashi Daichi, Tagawa Kyosuke

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