On Sunday, Mexico will face Ghana in an international friendly match at the Bank of America Stadium in the United States. While Mexico is preparing for the CONCACAF Nations League next month, Ghana is getting ready for the Africa Cup of Nations in January. Mexico has called up two new players, center-back Ramon Juarez and veteran goalkeeper Julio Gonzalez, who are both hoping to make their debut for their country during Sunday’s game.
Captain Guillermo Ochoa is expected to earn his 146th cap from between the posts, while Jimenez joined him in the 100-cap club earlier this year and will hope to continue his goalscoring streak for his country. Ghana, on the other hand, could give a senior debut to Medeama defender Abdul Fatawu Hamidu at some stage, but Hughton is likely to field his strongest team as he looks to maintain his unbeaten record as The Black Stars’ manager.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey could gain crucial match fitness after returning from injury to feature from the bench during his side’s 1-0 win against Manchester City last weekend, with Kudus also primed to start after equalizing for West Ham against Newcastle earlier that day.
Mexico vs. Ghana – lineups
Mexico possible starting lineup:
Ochoa; K Alvarez, Sepulveda, Vasquez, Angulo; E Alvarez, Pineda; Alvarado, Rodriguez, Huerta; Jimenez
Ghana possible starting lineup:
Alt-Zigi; Seidu, Aidoo, Djiku, Rahman; Samed, Partey; Bukari, Kudus, J Ayew; Williams