Kwesi Appiah has shockingly left out brothers Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Kampala.
The Black Stars coach named a 26-man squad for the tough assignment, excluding the English Premier League duo.
But handed debut call-ups to Kingsley Sarfo of Swedish side Malmo, USA-based Abass Mohammed, Kasim Nuhu of Swiss club Young Boys as well as WAFU Cup winning duo Isaac Twum and Vincent Atingah. Atingah scored two goals, one in the final as Ghana successfully won the competition for the second straight time while Twum was voted most valuable player of the tournament. Germany-based defender Daniel Opare returns to the side for the first time since the 2014 World Cup in Brazil following an excellent start to the new Bundesliga season.
The squad will be whittled down to 23 players and they will travel to face the Cranes at the Mandela National Stadium, on October 7.
GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Martizburg South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)
DEFENDERS: Harrison Afful (Columbus,USA), Daniel Opare (Augsburg, Germany) Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal), Abass Mohammed (Harrisburg City, USA), Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Daniel Amartey (Leicester,England), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew,USA), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia), Vincent Atinga (Hearts of Oak)
MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Kingsley Sarfo (Malmo, Sweden) Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin TEDA, China), Isaac Twum (Inter Allies), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhtan)
FORWARDS: Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), John Antwi (Misr Lel-Makkasa, Egypt), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Crvena Zvezda, Serbia).
Source: Newsbos/Joy Sports