Ayew brothers return for Ethiopia qualifier, Annan dropped

Fenerbahce’s Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace have returned to the Black Stars for the first time since September 2017 but Kotoko’s Felix Annan – the only local-based player in the last selection , was not invited this time. 

The Turkish-based winger has scored 2 goals and has assisted a coupe more in 14 appearances this season whilst Jordan is the provider of 1 assist in 7 matches for the premier league side.

Black Stars head coach James Kwasi Appiah  named a 20-man squad on Wednesday for this month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

The list includes usual names like captain Asamoah Gyan, Afriyie Acquah, John Boye and goalkeeper Richard Ofori.

The Black Stars team will begin camping in Kenya on the 12th of November, 2018.

Ghana faces Ethiopia in a return leg on November 18, having beaten the Walias of Ethiopia 5-0 in June last year at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Ghana Squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa) Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA) John Boye (FC Metz, France) Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting CP, Portugal) Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England) Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA) Kassim Nuhu (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany)

Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Fenerbahce, Turkey) Mubarak Wakaso (Alaves, Spain) Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy) Afriyie Acquah (Empoli,Italy) Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England) Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium) Thomas Partey (Atlético Madrid) Majeed Ashimeru (St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Forwards: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England) Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey) Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France) Emmanuel Boateng (Levante, Spain)


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