Ayew Brothers, Gyan Dropped for Ghana-Kenya Game
Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan left out of the Ghanaian squad that will face Kenya next month.
Ghana’s gaffer James Kwesi Appiah has decided not to find places for UK-based duo Jordan and Andre Ayew including all-time top scorer Asamoah Gyan for next month’s qualifier against Kenya in Nairobi.
Appiah first dropped the three in preparation friendlies against Iceland and Japan claiming he was resting the trio to give new players a chance but the replacements exceeded expectations.
The Ayew brothers despite putting up explosive displays for Swansea City last season haven’t featured for the national team since Ghana’s 1-1 draw with Congo in Kumasi.
However, the good news to Black Stars supporters is the return of Inter Milan midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah after four years of a self-imposed exile.
Before his exile which began in 2014, Asamoah had made 69 appearances since his debut in 2008 and was a starter at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
He was normally played out of positon which generated a massive debate from fans and pundits alike over what role and position he should play in the team.
He left a massive void in midfield and his return will surely give them an edge heading into the fixture against Kenya’s Harambee Stars.
The players will be joining a training camp in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the 3rd to the 7th of September, 2018 before traveling to Nairobi to face off the East African outfit a day later.
The Full Squad.
Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa)
Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England) Harrison Afful (Columbus, USA) Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England) Daniel Opare (Antwerp, Belgium) Kassim Nuhu (1899 Hoffenheim, Germany) John Boye (FC Metz, France)
Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy) Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy) Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England) Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey) Ebenezer Ofori (New York City FC, USA) Edwin Gyasi (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria)
Thomas Partey (Atlético Madrid) Raphael Dwamena (Levante UD, Spain) Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France) William Owusu (Antwerp, Belgium)