Ghana-Nigeria: GFA adds Jordan Ayew in an updated squad list

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has officially communicated the Blackstars players call-up list as the senior national team face Nigeria on Friday, March 25, 2022, in the World Cup qualifying match, reports.

Brother of Ghana’s Skipper, André Ayew, Jordan Ayew has been added to the updated list amidst speculations that André expressed his dissatisfaction at the news of his brother not being part of the earlier list of the Coach, Otto Addo.

Jordan Ayew is said to have texted positive for Covid-19.

On the other hand, André Ayew has not been named in the new updated list due to a suspension.

Players like Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma-Italy), Dennis Oddo (FC Brugge-Belgium), Dennis Korsah (Hearts of Oak-Ghana), Elisha Owusu (KAA Gent- Belgium) are the new entrants to the senior national team.

Find below the official full squad list as communicated by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Tuesday, March 22 dawn.

Goalkeepers : Joseph Wolacott (Swindon Town – England), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen – Belgium), Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates – South Africa), Lawrence Ati Zigi ( St Gallen – Switzerland)

Defenders : Andy Yiadom (Reading FC – England), Dennis Korsah (Hearts of Oak – Ghana), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux – France), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City – England), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg FC – France), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo – Spain), Dennis Odoi (Club Brugge – Belgium), Abdul Mumin (Vitoria Guimaraes – Portugal), Montari Kamaheni (Ashdod FC – Israel)

Midfielders: Baba Iddrissu (Real Mallorca – Spain), Edmund Addo (Sherif Tiraspol – Moldova), Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC – England), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam – Netherlands), Daniel Kofi Kyere (St. Pauli – Italy), Elisha Owusu (Gent – Belgium)

Wingers : Osman Bukari (Nantes – France), Joseph Paintsil (Genk – Belgium), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon – Portugal), Yaw Yeboah (Columbus Crew – USA)

Strikers :Christopher Antwi Adjei (Bochum – Germany), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma – Italy), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace – England), Kwasi Wriedt (Holstein Kiel – Germany)

The Back Stars will take on the Super Eagles in two matches scheduled for Kumasi and Abuja respectively as the search for a ticket to November’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar heats up.

Ghana will host the 1st leg at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Friday, March 25 before travelling to Abuja for the 2nd leg on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

Source: II Bright Yeboah Taylor (BYT). II 2022.

Bright Kankam Boadu

Bright Kankam Boadu (BKB) is a multiple award winning Sports broadcaster and anchor at Kumasi-based Pure FM (95.7MHz) . Contact him on all socials (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook) @TheOnlyBKB.

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