The Black Stars of Ghana will be taking on Mexico for the third time at the senior team level.
The previous two ties between them have produced two wins for Mexico and the games have registered a total of four goals. Mexico have scored three while Ghana have scored one
This is the second time Ghana will be playing against Mexico in the United States of America. The first encounter between these side happened in the USA on 1st March, 2006 on Frisco, Texas.
Mexico defeated Ghana 1-0 in an exhibition game and the only goal was scored by Guillermo Franco goal in the 75th minute.
None of the current Black Stars players featured in the first ever clash against Mexico in 2006
Ghana Line-up in 2006
George Owu, John Mensah, Emmanuel Pappoe, Samuel Kuffour, Hans Sarpei, Otto Addo, Michael Essien, Razak Ibrahim (I Ansah, 86), Sulley Muntari, Elvis Hammond (Baba Adamu, 54) Patrick Agyemang (Alex Mensoh, 74)
Ghana line-up in 2008
Ghana set a date with Mexico on 26th March, 2008 in Craven Cottage London in their quest to earn a revenge, but it turned out to be a repeat of the 2006 friendly encounter. Mexico .
In that game Mexico came from behind with a storming second-half performance, capped by an 88th-minute Pavel Pardo penalty, to beat Ghana, 2-1. Michael Essien's lead for the Black Stars was cut short by Carlos Salcido's equaliser, before Pavel Pardo'sHar 88th minute goal from the spot kick completed a sweet comeback for Mexico.
Harrison Afful and Andre Ayew are the only remaining members of the current Black Stars team that played against Mexico in 2008
Richard Kingson (Patrick Antwi, 66), Eric Addo, Jo.hn Mensah, John Pantsil, Michael Essien, Haminu Draman (Andre Ayew, 46), Laryea Kingston (Owusu-Abeyie Quincy, 46), Anthony Annan, Assul Harrison, Junior Agogo (Erik Bekoe, 82), Sulley Muntari.
Asamoah Gyan, the skipper of the Black Stars who has been with the team since 2003 missed both encounters against El Tri of Mexico