16 Months (Part 2 – Fantasy Football)

By September 1, 2021 Articles

With 15 months before Qatar 2022, and 4 months before the AFCON’s in Cameroon. With our article last month, we thought we do something exciting and create a fantasy football theme – WITH YOU IN CHARGE. In the hot seat of selecting the squad for both the AFCON’s in January, and the World Cup next year. Difficult, because things change, but it would be great to hear and see different opinions.

Usually with fantasy football you have valuations. But we’ve based ours on experience, current form (for club or country), and potential.

Experience; in which we all know you need in your side.

Current form; because form is in important. Whether it’s for your club, or whether you are reliable for your country.

And potential; in that the player is a) uncapped. Or b) the player is very young, and tournament experience would be good for him with a view of the future.

All 3 will be based on the above. But will be an aggregate of age, form, experience at club level and caps (a balance between the 4).

KEY:

E – Experience

C – Current Form

P – Potential

We have listed a players below. The players’ caps have been taken from Wikipedia or soccerway.com. The stats may have slight inaccuracies. There may be players we’ve missed out that you have in mind. If there is anyone missing, anything incorrect, please message or share this with us via IG @teamghanaeu or email teamghanaeu@gmail.com

It’s a 23 man squad to which will consist of:-

Goalkeeper – 3

Defenders – 8

Midfielders – 7

Forwards – 5

**You can have players in different position categories. But ensure your final squad is listed as having 3 goalkeepers, 8 defenders, 7 midfielders, and 5 forwards**

In our previous article. The topic was, where is Ghanaian football with 16 months before Qatar 2022? And whether a change in new blood is needed before the World Cup in Qatar?

Change/New blood may not be what you want. But because change is the theme, you’ll need a minimum of 1 goalkeeper whose status is potential. 2 defenders, whose status is potential. 2 midfielders whose status is potential. And 2 forwards whose status is potential. You’re the manager, the gaffer! We look forward to seeing your squad!

Position Name Club Team Caps Status
GK Lawrence Ati-Zigi St. Gallen 2 C
GK Razak Abalora Asante Kotoko 1 C
GK Richard Atta Hearts of Oak 0 C
GK Eric Ofori Antwi Medeama 0 E
GK Richard Ofori Orlando Pirates 19 E
GK Fatau Dauda Legon Cities 24 E
GK Ibrahim Danlad King Faisal 0 P
GK Manaf Nurudeen Kas Eupen 0 P
Position Name Club Team Caps Status
DF Ismail Ganiyu Asante Kotoko 0 C
DF Benson Anang Zilina 3 C
DF Ibrahim Imoro Asante Kotoko 1 C
DF Yussif Mubarik Asante Kotoko 0 C
DF Kasim Nuhu 1899 Hoffenheim 8 C
DF Stephan Ambrosius Hamburger SV 0 C
DF Joseph Aidoo Celta Vigo 7 C
DF Joseph Larweh Attamah Zayserispor 4 C
DF Christopher Nettey Asante Kotoko 1 C
DF Kwadwo Amoako Ashanti Gold 0 C
DF Yakubu Mohammed Azam 2 C
DF Lumor Agbenyenu Aris 13 C
DF Nicholas Opoku Amiens 4 C
DF Gideon Mensah Bordeaux 4 C
DF Alexander Djiku Strasbourg 2 C
DF Ismail Abdul-Ganiyu Asante Kotoko 0 C
DF Joseph Adjei Aizawl 0 C
DF John Boye Zetz 68 E
DF Harrison Afful Columbus Crew 84 E
DF Andy Yiadom Reading 14 E
DF Baba Rahman Chelsea 32 E
DF Mohammed Salisu Southampton 0 P
DF Tariq Lamptey Brighton 0 P
DF Philomon Baffour Dreams 0 P
Position Name Club Team Caps Status
MF Joseph Esso MC Alger 1 C
MF Tariqe Fosu Brentford 4 C
MF Majeed Ashimeru Anderlecht 1 C
MF Clifford Aboagye Puebla 0 C
MF Jamie Leweling Greuther Fürth 0 C
MF Bernard Mensah Beşiktaş 4 C
MF Joseph Paintsil Ankaragücü 4 C
MF Emmanuel Lomotey Amiens 3 C
MF Mohammed Kudus Ajax 5 C
MF Iddrisu Baba Mallorca 5 C
MF Moro Salifu Bechem United 0 C
MF Rashid Nortey Medeama 1 C
MF Mubarak Wakaso Shenzhen 58 E
MF Justice Blay Asante Kotoko 2 E
MF Afriyie Acquah Yeni Malatyaspor 39 E
MF Jeffrey Schlupp Crystal Palace 18 E
MF Thomas Partey Arsenal 32 E
MF Daniel Amartey Leicester City 28 E
MF Gladson Awako Accra Great Olympics 2 E
MF Matthew Cudjoe Legon Cities 0 P
MF Callum Hudson-Odoi Chelsea 0 P
MF Issahaku Abdul Fatawu Steadfast FC 0 P
MF Osman Bukari Gent 1 P
MF Kwame Poku Peterborough United 1 P
MF Kamal Sowah OH Leuven 0 P
MF Kamaldeen Sulemana Rennes 2 P
Position Name Club Team Caps Status
FW Joel Fameyeh Orenburg 4 C
FW Samuel Owusu Al-Fayha 8 C
FW Kwame Opoku USM Alger 2 C
FW Emmanuel Boateng Dalian Professional 6 C
FW Kwasi Okyere Wriedt Willem II 3 C
FW Caleb Ekuban Genoa 6 C
FW André Ayew Al Sadd 94 E
FW Jordan Ayew Crystal Palace 68 E
FW Emmanuel Gyasi Spezia 1 E
FW John Antwi Pyramids 2 E
FW Eugene Ansah Hapoel Be’er Sheva 1 E
FW Iniaki Williams Athletic Bilbao 0 P
FW Abdul Fatawu Issahaku Steadfast 0 P
FW Eddie Nketiah Arsenal 0 P
FW Brian Brobbey Leipzig 0 P
FW Nicolas Williams Athletic Bilbao 0 P
FW Afriyie Barnieh Hearts of Oak 0 P

On our story highlights on IG (named Fantasy Football), we have a template in which you can announce your squad. Share your squad and your starting line-up, and tag us @teamghanaeu on Instagram. **Date your squad/starting line-up, as I’m sure this will change over time. It will great to see it’s evolution.**

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Written by Andrew Mensah-Twumasi @andrewmensahjr (IG/Twitter)

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  • Fantasy Football Teamsheet (www.otbsports.com)
  • Ghana Team Photo (www.worldfootball.net)

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