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Team News: Rashid Nortey starts against Legon Cities as Samuel Boadu makes two changes

Midfield sensation Rashid Nortey returns to the squad for the first time this season after been named in the starting X1 to face Legon Cities on matchday-3 of the Ghana Premier League on Friday night.

The dribbling wizard has shaken off a minor setback to be fully named in a strong starting line-up to battle the Royals.

Coach Samuel Boadu has made two changes to the starting X1 that lost 2-1 at Dreams FC with centre-back Ali Ouattara taken over his role from Ibrahim Yaro while Rashid Nortey replaces Michael Yeboah.

Assistant captain Eric Ofori Antwi maintains his place post with usual suspect Samuel Appiah on the right-back and Patrick Yeboah deployed at left-back.

Daniel Egyin and Ali Ouattara will partner in defence with Justice Blay expected to provide shield for the back-four.

Rashid Nortey will be deployed in a free role to provide supplies to Eric Kwakwa, Isaac Agyenim Boateng and Abdul Basit Adam as well as youngster Ebenezer Ackhabi.

The Mauve and Yellow require a win to kick-start their campaign after picking just a point in two matches.

Defender Baba Abdulai makes the 18-man squad for the first time since joining at the start of the season.

Kick-off at the Accra Sports Stadium is 18:00 GMT (6pm local time).

Starting X1 against Legon Cities

Eric Ofori Antwi (GK /C), Samuel Appiah, Patrick Yeboah, Daniel Egyin, Ali Ouattara, Justice Blay, Rashid Nortey, Eric Kwakwa, Abdul Basit Adam, Isaac Agyenim Boateng, Ebenezer Ackhabi.

Substitutes: Frank Boateng (GK), Baba Abdulai,, Richard Boadu, Joseph Tetteh Zutah (C), Kwadwo Asamoah, Michael Yeboah, Kalibo Toussaint