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Football | Ghana

Preview: Ghana vs Chile



Injuries to key players and a generally mute pre-game concern from fans means the friendly will largely go unnoticed by most Ghana fans. However, for the technical team it is an opportunity to go back to the drawing board. The kickoff time will also not favor local Ghanaian viewing as action starts at midnight GMT (midnight Ghana time).

Andre Ayew and his brother Jordan are crocked, as are Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and John Mensah. Their unavailability adds to the 'retirement' of Asamoah Gyan. The game will be played at the PPL Park in Philadelphia in the USA.

Debut chances

For midfielder Afriyie Acquah, Richard Mpong, Dominic Oduro, Abdul Majeed Waris, Emmanuel Baffour, this game may well be a touch-and-go affair if given the chance to play.

They all want a stake in the team and this debut callup means they have to give off more than enough to impress a rebuilding Ghana technical setup. In particular, Emmanuel Baffour needs to prove a point for all local players who still believe they are not given a fair chance at the senior team.

Image redemption

Goran Stevanovic has lost two straight games for the first time as Black Stars boss since taking over in January 2011. It is a record he wants to put to bed quickly. And with a lot of voices calling for his head when Ghana's FA bosses make their final decision in just over a week, this may well be his last game in charge.

Chile advantage

This is the first time both sides meet at senior level, but the Chileans have the mental upper hand. Ghana's camp has not been its usual unified self after accusations flew around followoing the fourth placed finish at the just ended African Cup. The South Americans' 21-man squad are gradually rising up the world rankings as well as making good progress on their continent too.

Chile are trusting a lot of locally based lads (12) for today's tie as well as nine foreign-based ones, including Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez.

Possible Ghana XI: Kwarasey - Paintsil, Mensah, Boye, Masahudu - Acquah, Kwadwo Asamoah, Annan, Muntari - D. Oduro, Baffour

Possible Chile XI: O. Gonzalez - M. Gonzalez, L. Dominguez, J. Rojas, Diaz - Jorquera, Fuenzalida Suazo, Sanchez - Vargas

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