Ghana/Mali, Rajevac Opts For Experience Over Youth

There is no place in the starting line up for any members of the World Under-20 wining team after Milovan Rajevac opted for experience over youth in his side to face Mali. The Serbian called up six players from the side that triumphed in Egypt but all six will not be involved in the action from the blast of the referee's whistle. Instead he has gone for experience with only one fresh face in the line up. Ghana play Mali in their final world cup qualifier but with both teams assured of places in the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations. Lee Addy, the Bechem Chelsea defender will follow in the footsteps of several home based defenders who have made the problematic left back slot their own. He has been handed a start for his first competitive game for Ghana. John Patinstil retains his place at right back while Jonathan Quartey comes in for the absent John Mensah. Anthony Annan and Michael Essien are the midfield pair while Stephen Appiah will play on the right side of midfield, with Sulley Muntari manning the left. Asamoah Gyan and Matthew Amoah will be the front two. The line up means the highly rated Kwadwo Asamoah who had two blinders for the Stars in June must make do with a place on the bench alongside Samuel Inkoom and U-20 captain Dede Ayew.