Ghana vs Congo: Black Stars warm up for Rwanda test against Red Devils

Avram Grant’s men are warming up for another 2017 Africa Cup of Nations’ assignment, two months after defeating Mauritius 7-1 to move to the summit of the table.

Tuesday’s friendly match against Congo will offer Grant the chance to try a few new faces before the Afcon qualifier against Rwanda in Kigali this weekend.

Players including Wa All Stars goalkeeper Richard Ofori and former U-20 star Ebenezer Assifuah are likely to be given some playing time by the Israeli.

Unfortunately, Italian-based Godfred Donsah, who was handed his maiden call-up, will have to wait a little longer for a Black Stars debut after an injury over the weekend ruled him out.

Also missing out on the ground of injury is Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu. The absence of the two players would likely trigger their replacements.

However, the match will mark the return of Andre Ayew to the team after the 25-year-old missed the last game in Accra. The former Marseille player is making all the headlines in the English Premier League after a blistering start to his Swansea City campaign.

Congo Brazzaville is a decent side that will certainly give Grant’s side the needed test.

Even though it is a friendly match aimed at commissioning a new stadium, the two coaches can still draw some positives ahead of their competitive assignments this weekend.

Le Roy’s side are a decent side, having reached the quarterfinals of the 2015 Afcon in Equatorial Guinea after topping Group A.

It will be another meeting between Le Roy and his former Black Stars side. The last meeting took place in South Africa during the 2013 Afcon, as Ghana and Congo DR drew 2-2.

The Frenchman later moved on to join neighbours, Congo to extend his long list of adventures on the African continent.