Ghana will take on South Korea on Monday afternoon in a must win encounter in their second group match after suffering a defeat in what many observers describe as injustice against Portugal last Thursday.
South Korea have a point following the draw with Uruguay last time out but the Black Stars are bottom of Group H with no point.
So how is Otto Addo expected to field his men to fashion out the much needed win in order to revive Ghana’s World Cup campaign? We cover that here on myactiveonline.com.
Goalkeeper: Lawrence Ati-Zigi
Ati-Zigi denied Ronaldo on two occasions but could do nothing about Portugal’s three goals. He has earned the admiration of Ghanaians and will once again lead the team from the back.
Left-back: Baba Rahman.
The Reading FC full-back is not the Ghanaian fan favourite but he has the trust of his coaches and has remained the go to left back for the team. He did well against Portugal and should start against Korea Republic.
Right-back: Alidu Seidu.
Alidu Seidu benched both Tariq Lamptey and Denis Odoi to play in the five man defense set up by Otto Addo. He discharged himself well and despite earning a card, he would start again today.
Centre-backs: Salisu Mohammed and Daniel Amartey
Ghana played a five man defense that included Djiku and Amartey together with Salisu. Considering that the coach will opt for a four-man defense against South Korea to accommodate one more attacker , we opt to maintain the Amartey and Djiku partnership.
Central midfield: Thomas Partey and Salis Abdul Samed
Thomas Partey is certain to start against the South Korea though he was anonymous against the Portuguese. Salis has proven his worth and would slot back in again to partner the Arsenal man against South Korea.
Attacking Midfield: Andre Ayew
Andre Ayew showed leadership and also got Ghana’s first goal. Those who often called for him to be benched will definitely tone down as they have seen his still has control at the decisive moments in big games.
Right-winger: Jordan Ayew
Blamed for Ghana’s two late goals, Jordan Ayew had an evening to forget coming off the bench but would hope to start against the Koreans with Coach Otto Addo expected to unleash an attack-minded them on the Asians.
Left-winger: Kudus Mohammed
Kudus shone brightest against Portugal and would be expected to lead by an even bigger margin against South Korea as the Black Stars seek an all-important victory to keep their dreams alive.
Striker: Inaki Williams
Inaki Williams could not get on the score sheet and when he had the opportunity to do so at the death, he slipped. He might be wondering what went wrong but we still expect him to lead the lines in place of Antoine Semenyo.