Crystal Palace striker – Jordan Pierre Ayew has been named the captain of the Black Stars ahead of Ghana’s AFCON 2021 qualifying match against Sudan at the Blue Jewel Stadium in Omdurman this afternoon.

Coach C.K Akonnor has been forced to make changes ahead of the return game [having won the first game 2-0] due to various injuries to some of the senior players.

The Black Stars will miss the services of Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, and Richard Ofori. Having missed the hierarchical quartet of his team, the coach has turned on Jordan Ayew to be the stand in captain for this afternoon’s game.

The 29-year-old striker [Ayew] made his first senior appearance for Ghana on September 5, 2010 in 2012 as the Black Stars beat Swaziland 3-0 in an AFCON qualifying match at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba.

He, however, scored his first international goal for Ghana on June 1, 2012 in a 2014 World Cup qualification match against Lesotho at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Below is Ghana’s squad to face Sudan:

Lawrence Ati-Zigi [GK], Nicholas Opoku, John Boye, Alexander Djiku, Baba Abdul Rahman, Afriyie Acquah, Mubarak Wakaso, Tariqe Fosu, Jeffrey Schlupp, Jordan Ayew [C], Caleb Ekuban.