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MEXICO – GHANA: Chris Hughton starts Arsenal star Thomas Partey in high profile international friendly

Arsenal star Thomas Partey will lead Ghana in their international friendly clash with Mexico at the Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

Partey has returned to the team for this month’s clash after missing Ghana’s last two victories over the Central African Republic and Liberia owing to an injury as Chris Hughton, the head coach, is determined that he was fit enough to start.

Ghana’s goal is to halt a three-match losing trend against Mexico, hence this game is crucial for them.

Hughton’s decision to use Partey indicates that he wants to strengthen the midfield and hinder the Mexican team’s attempts.

Goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi, who is still the first choice, is paired with Partey in the starting eleven.

Kingsley Schindler, Gideon Mensah, Stephan Ambrosius, Joseph Aidoo, and Nicholas Opoku make up the defensive line-up.

Partey will receive assistance from Elisha Owusu in the middle, with Mohammed Kudus and Joseph Paintsil also participating in midfield play. Attack is being led by Antoine Semenyo.

Jordan Ayew, Ernest Numaha, and Inaki Williams are Ghana’s substitutes; the latter has promised to score his first goal for Ghana against Mexico. They are anticipated to enter the game for the Black Stars.

Under coach Hughton, who has presided over five games and recorded three victories, Ghana enters the contest with an undefeated record. Following this, Ghana will play the United States, and both contests will serve as practise matches for the November World Cup qualifiers and the early-2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Sheikh Tophic Sienu

Tophic Abdul-Kadir with the pen name Sheikh Tophic Sienu is a Ghanaian journalist with specialization in sports reporting and media consultancy. He has been a practicing sports journalist since 2008 and a media consultant for many government agencies and private sector organizations. He studied Communications Studies at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi and is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic communications at the African University college of communications in Accra. He also holds B.ed in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba. Married and blessed with two handsome boys and a girl, Sheikh Tophic Sienu resides in Accra, the capital of Ghana and currently works as the editor for West Africa’s fastest growing football portal – FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh Until his appointment as editor for FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh, Sheikh Tophic Sienu was the editor for the colourful football portal 442gh.com and also spent three years with the biggest football website in Ghana, GHANAsoccernet.com as a writer and reporter. He is a regular television analyst/football pundit on Ghana Television (GTV), Metro TV as well as serving as a pundit for the Bundesliga on match days on GTV Sports+. He’s highly respected for his knowledge of the African game, his punditry on the German Bundesliga as well as his admiration and consistent updates of the Bundesliga, the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup as well as the AFCON on social and mainstream media. He is one of a few football writers in Ghana to have had the opportunity of traveling to cover the Bundesliga on a media visit organized by the DfB International and broadcast partners StarTimes. He is a well-organized team player, detailed-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. He has covered several events including top international sporting events – Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), West Africa football Union (WAFU) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar- as well as serving as a consultant for several football clubs and media outlets in Ghana. He is a perfectionist and always wants to achieve the best out of the lot. He is always a unifier wherever he is found as well as helping to accelerate the achievement of goals and has positioned himself as a valuable resource in a variety of situations. Even though he believes in certificates, he believes in what he can do more than what he has. He is highly connected in the Ghanaian media as well as several Africa countries and is a valuable asset to facilitate and accelerate the achievement of goals through the media and communication industry.

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