Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah has been handed a starting role as Coach Kwasi Appiah Ghana names an attacking line up to face Tunisia on Monday evening in the Round of 16.
The game will be a repeat of the 2012 edition where the four-time Africa champions dispatched the Eagles 2-1 via strikes from John Mensah and Andre Ayew.
Ghana have been touted as overwhelming favorites for the match due to the North African side’s failure to win any of their three group matches.
Despite the heavy bet placed on the West Africa giants, coach Appiah is taking nothing for granted as he has named Empoli hard-tackling midfielder Afriyie Acquah in his starting line-up.
Acquah played one game at the group phase of the tournament but his swashbuckling display in the 2-0 against Guinea-Bissau has convinced the coach to hand him a start.
The former Al Khartoum Watani trainer has maintained Samuel Owusu in the team despite calls for him to be dropped after his inconsistent performance in the win against Guinea-Bissau.
Appiah has however kept the core of the team who featured prominently during the group stages in his squad.
Baba Rahman and Andy Yiadom will maintain their positions on the left and right side of defence respectively while Kasim Nuhu will partner John Boye at the heart of defense with Richard Ofori keeping his place between the sticks.
Thomas Partey will spearhead the midfield and will be marshaled by Samuel Owusu and Acquah.
Ghana’s starting line up to face Tunisia:
Source: Starr Sports