Ayew, Boateng On Standby In Ghana Squad For Zambia And Japan Clash
Andre Ayew and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been put on standby in the yet to be published Black Stars squad for matches against Zambia and Japan Metro941.com claims.
The two players are expected to make their return to the Ghana national team official by writing letters to the Ghana FA by Thursday.
Coach Akwasi Appiah has handed in his list to the association’s officials so they can notify their clubs of their call ups in time as per FIFA rules.
The squad is being assembled for next month’s crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia and then an international friendly game against Japan.
Goalkeeper Razak Braimah maintains his place in the team following his impressive debut in the friendly against Turkey.
He is joined in that department by first choice Fatau Dauda and Adam Kwarasey.
Samuel Inkoom is also retained while Daniel Opare also wins a spot following an impressive display in the Istanbul friendly.
Richard Kissi-Boateng is coach Appiah’s preferred choice at left back but uncertainties over his red card issue has seen the Black Stars coach throw in Baba Abdul Rahman as an alternative.
The same can be said about John Boye who has not fully recovered from an injury.
Either Lee Addy or Jerry Akaminko have been marked down as alternatives.
Jonathan Mensah maintains his place as Harrison Afful, Awal Mohammed and Rashid Sumaila to complete the defence in the squad cited by Metro941.com.
New kid on the block Yussif Rahman Chibsah retains his place with regulars Mubarak Wakaso, Rabiu Mohammed, Kwadwo Asamoah, Christian Atsu, Solomon Asante and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu making up the midfield.
Abdul Majeed Waris makes a return despite not playing a game for his Russian club Spartak Moscow since returning from injury.
He will be competing for a starting place to join Asamoah Gyan in attack alongside Mahatma Otoo, Dominic Adiyiah and Albert Adomah.
Ghana squad cited by Metro941.com:
Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda, Adam Kwarasey and Razak Braimah.
Defenders: Daniel Opare, Samuel Inkoom, Harrison Afful, Richard Kissi/Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye/Lee Adyy/Jerry Akaminko, Rashid Sumaila, Awal Mohammed.
Midfielders: Christian Atsu, Solomon Asante, Rabiu Mohammed, Kwadwo Asamoah, Mubarak Wakaso, Yussif Rahman Chibsah, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu.
Strikers: Asamoah Gyan, Mahatma Otoo, Abdul Majeed Waris, Dominic Adiyiah and Albert Adomah.
Standby: Andre Ayew and Kevin-Prince Boateng.
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