Ghana trio who missed their FIFA U20 World Cup semi-final clash against have returned to the starting line-up to face Iraq on Saturday for the bronze medal.
Captain Lawrence Lartey and his centre-back partner Joseph Attamah and Moses Odjer were banned for one match after yellow card accumulation.
Princebell Addico, who made his full debut against Les Bleuets, has been retained in the line-up but as right-back.
The Bechem United player takes the place of Richmond Nketiah who picked up an injury in the quarter-final win against Chile.
Siedu Salifu reverts to his holding midfield role and will be partnered by highly-talented Clifford Aboagye.
Kennedy Ashia retains his position to strike behind the tournament’s joint top scorer Ebenezer Assifuah.Frank Acheampong will operate from the left wing and Odjer from the right.Ghana have never won a bronze medal in the history of the tournament.
In 1997, the Black Satellites were beaten by 2-1 by the Republic of Ireland for the third-place finish.
Ghana U20 XI: Michael Sai – Joseph Attamah, Princebell Addico, Lawerence Lartey (c), Baba Rahman- Clifford Aboagye, Kennedy Ashia, Siedu Salifu, Frank Acheampong, Moses Odjer- Ebenezer Assifuah
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