Ayews named in Ghana squad to play Ethiopia

Author: Maurice Quansah
The Black Stars will camp in Kenya ahead of the November 18 clash in Addis Ababa

Black Stars head coach, James Kwasi Appiah, has named a 20-man squad for this month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa with the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, making a return to the team.

The brothers have been out of the national team for over a year in what is believed to be a snub by Appiah over preceived lack of commitment by the players who pulled out of Ghana's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Congo in Brazzaville last year citing health reasons.

The Black Stars team will begin camping in Kenya on Monday ahead of their November 18 clash with Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

Ghana defeated Walias of Ethiopia 5-0 in June last year in a group qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Ghana Squad:

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).