By Eric Yaw Donkoh

Coach James Kwesi Appiah has left out brothers – Andre and Jordan Ayew in his 26-man provisional squad ahead of Ghana’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Cranes of Uganda.

Kwesi Appiah has not explained the reason why the Ayew brothers were exempted from his squad, but it is believed that off field issues might have accounted for the duo’s absence.

Meanwhile, FC Augsburg right back [Daniel Opare Tawiah] have been recalled following his splendid performance in the German Bundesliga.

Vincent Atingah [Hearts of Oak] and Isaac Twum [Inter Allies] have also been called due to their exploits at the just ended WAFU Cup of Nations where the Black stars B were crowned champions of the 16-nation tournament.

Uganda will host the Black Stars at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala in October.

Daniel Opare Tawiah
Daniel Opare Tawiah
Below is the full squad:


Richard Ofori [Martizburg United, South Africa]

Lawrence Ati [Sochaux, France]

Joseph Addo [Aduana Stars]


Harrison Afful [Columbus, USA]

Daniel Opare [Augsburg, Germany]

Agbenyenu Lumor [Portimonese, Portugal]

Abass Mohammed [Harrisburg City, USA]

Kasim Nuhu [Young Boys, Switzerland]

Daniel Amartey [Leicester, England]

Jonathan Mensah [Columbus Crew, USA]

Nicholas Opoku [Club Africaine, Tunisia]

Vincent Atinga [Hearts of Oak, Ghana]


Thomas Partey [Atletico Madrid, Spain]

Joseph Attamah [Bakaksehir, Turkey]

Christian Atsu [Newcastle United, England]

Kingsley Sarfo [Malmo, Sweden]

Alfred Duncan [Sassuolo FC, Italy]

Ebenezer Ofori [Stuttgart, Germany]

Thomas Agyepong [NAC Breda, Holland]

Frank Acheampong [Tianjin TEDA, China]

Isaac Twum [Inter Allies]

Patrick Twumasi [Astana FC, Kazakhstan]


Asamoah Gyan [Kayerispor, Turkey]

Raphael Dwamena [FC Zurich, Switzerland]

John Antwi [Misr Lel-Makkasa, Egypt]

Richmond Boakye Yiadom [Crvena Zvezda, Serbia]

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