World Cup-Bound African Sides in Decisive Friendlies
The five African countries who qualified for the FIFA World Cup In Qatar in November this year - Ghana Tunisia, Cameroon, Senegal and Morocco - will take advantage of the international break to play matches before they name their final squads for the global tournament, which runs from November 20 to December 18, 2022.
Several players have been recalled by some of the national teams, while others have courted dual nationals to boost their squads.
Ghana's Black Star team has benefited the most from players switching citizenship. Germany-born duo of Stephan Ambrosius and Ransford-Yeboah Konigsdorffer, as well as former Spain star Inaki Williams and ex-England youth international Tariq Lamptey, are all available.
Tunisia's Eagles of Catharge play against five-time world champions Brazil and then Comoros.
Cameroon's Indominable Lions have recalled their experienced players Nicolas Nkoulou and George Mandjeck for warm-up in Asia against home side South Korea and Uzbekistan.
Senegal's Lions of Teranga have been beset by injuries and this has resulted in them handing debut call-ups to several players including Noah Fadiga - called up to replace Bayern Munich player Bouna Sarr. Fadiga is the son of the country's 2002 World Cup midfielder Khalilou and will play in matches against Iran and Slovakia. The Senegalese team is one of Africa's highly fancied sides at World Cup 2022.
Morocco's Atlas Lions have friendlies lined up with Chile and Paraguay in Spain as some players have also been recalled to boost the squad.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be historic for the African continent as all five nations which have booked a ticket for the quadrennial extravaganza will be handled by local coaches.
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