After qualifying for their first ever African Cup of Nations in their footballing history, Mauritania is leaving nothing to chance with the team having already scheduled a friendly clash against Ghana on Tuesday.
The clash is slated for Ghana, two days after the hosts overcame Kenya’s Harambee Stars in their last AFCON Qualifying round; a result that guaranteed them top spot.
For Mauritania, this is seen as a clash they’ll use to gauge their level of preparedness heading to Egypt with Ghana expected to field fringe players as Kwesi Appiah looks to gauge the type of players he can call upon if his first-team regulars flounder.
According to sources in Ghana, Appiah is expected to use the likes of Ernest Asante, Alhassan Wakaso, Amos Frimpong and Kwame Bonsu who are aiming for debuts for the national team.
Apart from the new players, established players like Wimbledon forward Kwasi Appiah, Sassuolo midfielder Alfred Duncan and Crystal Palace star Jeffrey Schlupp will be aiming to impress the Ghana boss ahead of the tournament later this year.
Mauritania sealed their place for the final tournament in Egypt this June after finishing second in their Group I.