Medeama star Rashid Nortey will play against Morocco as he makes Black Stars debut


Ghana head coach C.K Akonnor will reward Rashid Nortey with some minutes after the midfielder impressed both his colleagues and the technical team with his professionalism and ability in camp.

Accra-born Nortey was rewarded with a place in the national team after another impressive season with Tarkwa side Medeama. Helping them to  3rd place position in the league currently with 46 points just 4 behind joint leaders Hearts and Kotoko.

He has the best passing ratio for any midfielder in the Ghana Premier League and holds the record for most touches by a single player in the league with his 112 touches against Kotoko this season still unbeaten.

Akonnor is determined to engineer competition in his team and wants to send out a message that home-based players will have the same opportunity as the Europe based players only if the’re willing to try.

Olympics star man Gladson Awako picked up an injury and is doubt for the game and with Thomas Partey, Mubarak Wakaso and Afriyie Acquah all out of the team, Nortey will be given a rare opportunity to make his debut at the age of 25.

The Black Stars camp has been rocked by the absence of key players with injuries and covid-19 regulations denying Akonnor the presence of some of his most important players.

The game against Morocco will be followed by another high-profile one against the Ivory Coast as they all prepare for their World Cup qualifiers in September.

In the last ten meetings between Ghana and Morocco, the North African’s just pinch it with four wins as against three wins for the West Africans with the remaining three ending in s stalemate.

Morocco are on 17 games without a defeat but haven’t managed to beat the Stars in their last three attempts.