In a swift turn of events, Zulte-Waregem left back Gideon Mensah has been handed a late call up by Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah to replace injured Baba Rahman for the 2021 AFCON Qualifier with South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe

Gideon will add up to the number of debutants in the team to make 9 following a similar call up to Fatawu Mohammed of Hearts of Oak.

Gideon replaces injured Real Mallorca left back Baba Rahman who picked up an injury last week.

The Ghana U23 left back has been hugely stupendous for his new side Zulte-Waregem since joining them in Belgium Jupiler League this summer.

He was a member of the Ghana U23 side that qualified the team for the U23 AFCON Tournament ongoing in Egypt but his club refused to release him due to his influential role for them.