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Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew return: Ghana announce 20-man squad for 2019 AFCON qualifier

Posted: 8 November 2018 Time: 12:00

Ghana have recalled Andre and Jordan Ayew for the first time in over a year ahead of this month's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.

The brothers have been away from international duties since September 2017 but have earned deserved recalls for the penultimate game against the West African side in Addis Ababa on November 18.

And according to their uncle Sola Ayew, they will not disappoint the Black Stars upon their long-awaited comeback.

"The coming back of the Ayew brothers to the national team is a welcome news for the family. We have already advised them to give their best against Ethiopia," Sola told Oyerepa FM.

"They have also assured that they will not disappoint. They want to do everything within their capacity to help the coach and the country succeed. Qualification to the Afcon next year is important to the family now and they are ready to prove their worth.

"Their father [Abedi 'Pele' Ayew] was able to win the Afcon for Ghana and we want them to also win a major trophy for the nation. Although Andre led the Black Satellites to lift the 2009 Fifa U-20 World Cup, that is seen as a junior level competition" he added.

Captain Gyan Asamoah has also been called up by manager Kwesi Appiah, along with Inter's Kwadwo Asamoah and LaLiga based stars Thomas Partey and Emmanuel Boateng.

The Black Stars are third in qualifying Group F behind Kenya and Ethiopia who have played two games more - due to Sierra Leone's FIFA ban and it remains to be seen whether the two aborted games will be replayed.

Ghana squad in full:

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) ThomasPartey (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)

Article by: Staff Reporter
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