Mexico v Ghana All you need to know about Kwesi Appiah's first friendly

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play The Black Stars will play Mexico in a friendly today, June 28 in the USA
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Ghana will be taking on Mexico in what will be Kwesi Appiah's first friendly game since returning to the Black Stars job.

Date

The match will take place today, Wednesday June 28, 2017. But, due to time differences, it will take place from a Ghanaian perspective on Thursday, June 29.

Time

In the USA, where the game will take place, kickoff is at 9pm ET on Wednesday.

But in Ghana, it kicks off a 1am on Thursday.

Venue

 

The fixture will be played at the 70,000 capacity NRG stadium in Houston, Texas.

Squads

Ghana

 

Coach Kwesi Appiah named a strong 22-man squad for the Mexico assignment, and another friendly clash against USA on July 1.

The team, which features some changes from the one that faced Ethiopia in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on June 11, includes a contingent of five locally-based players and six players plying their trade in the MLS.

Goalkeepers

Addo Joseph (Aduana Stars)

Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders

Lumor Agbenyenu (Munich 1860, Germany)

Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew)

Nicholas Opoku (Berekum Chelsea)

Jerry Akaminko (Eskiserhispor, Turkey)

John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey)

Rashid Sumalia (Al Gharafa, Qatar)

Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew)

Samuel Sarfo (Liberty, Ghana)

Midfielders

Mohammed Abu (Columbus Crew)

Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey)

Ofori Ebenezer (Stuttgart, Germany)

Kwadwo Poku (FC Miami)

Winful Kwaku Cobbinah (Hearts of Oak)

Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium)

Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, The Netherlands)

Gershon Koffie (New England Revolution)

Strikers

Asamoah Gyan (Al Alhi, UAE)

Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland)

Majeed Abdul Waris (Lorient FC, France)

David Accam (Chicago Fire)

Mexico

 

The main Mexican team is currently at the Confederations Cup in Russia, where they will be competing in the semi final on Thursday against Germany.

This has resulted in the Mexican Football Federation having to resort to calling up a second team to form an alternative El Tri against the Black Stars.

The team has been preparing for the last two weeks under Profesor Luis Pompilio Páez, technical assistant to Head Coach Juan Carlos Osorio.

It's a busy month for the Mexicans, who will also be competing at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup which kicks off July 7 in the United States.

Goalkeepers

Moses Muñoz / Puebla

Jesus Corona / Cruz Azul

Miguel Fraga / Atlas

Defenders

Raúl López / Pachuca

Luis Rodríguez / Tigres

Jorge Torres Nilo / Tigres

Jesús Molina / Monterrey

Carlos Vargas / América

Hedgardo Marín / Chivas

Hugo Ayala / Tigres

César Montes / Monterrey

Jair Pereira / Chivas

Midfielders

Jesus Gallardo / Pumas

Jorge Hernández / Pachuca

Jesus Dueñas / Tigres

Rodolfo Pizarro / Chivas

Javier Salas / Atlas

Jesus Isijara / Necaxa

Walter Sandoval / Santos

Strikers

Orbelín Pineda / Chivas

Erick Gutiérrez / Pachuca

Elías Hernández / León

Martín Barragán / Necaxa

Alan Pulido / Chivas

Angel Sepúlveda / Monarcas

Head to Head

 

Pulse Sports presents all the numbers of Ghana-Mexico clashes in this piece by in-house statistician Thomas Freeman Yeboah.

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