A couple of youngsters now and players who might not figure in many of Ghana's matches, but who could have a real impact on games off the bench if handed the chance.
Richmond Boakye is a teenage striker who is co-owned by Genoa and Juventus, and plays on loan from the latter at Sassuolo in Serie B.
He scored 12 times in the league last season with the same team and has added a further nine this year. Untested at the highest levels, perhaps, but the tall Boakye already has two goals for the full Ghana team, including one on his debut against China.
Boakye turns 20 on the day Ghana play their final group stage match against Niger—what an amazing birthday it could turn out to be if he gets the opportunity to add another goal for his country.
Christian Atsu plays his football in Portugal with FC Porto.
A current member of their first-team squad, Atsu figures mainly from the bench but has played 10 times in the Liga Sagres and six times in the Champions League this season, claiming four assists in all competitions.
He is a livewire wide forward, playing primarily from the left, and is comfortable either cutting infield or keeping the width of the pitch. At 21 years of age he is the second-youngest squad member after Boakye.
Either player is a potential game-changer for the Black Stars, even if their main participation at this ACN might be in gaining experience from the sidelines.