New Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac has named his provisional squad for Ghana’s doubleheader against Zimbabwe in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.
Fiorentina midfielder, Alfred Duncan is called back into the senior national team after a string of strong performances for his club side.
Goalkeeper Richard Ofori’s absence from the squad sees Kotoko’s Ibrahim Danlad return to the Black Stars while Swindon Town keeper, Jojo Wollacott earns a first international call-up.
The 32-man squad also includes returnees, Thomas Partey and Kudus Mohammed who missed the games against Ethiopia and South Africa through injury.
Crystal Palace forward, Jordan Ayew and captain Andre Ayew, who has had a decent start to his career at Al Sadd, with three goals in three games also make Rajevac’s squad.
There’s also a place for Mubarak Wakaso, who scored Ghana’s only goal in their last pair of games but SV Darmstadt 98 forward, Braydon Manu is left out.
The Black Stars host the Zimbabweans on 9th October before travelling to Harare three days later for the second game.
Rajevac takes charge of his first games in charge since being reappointed as head coach last week.
He has been tasked with taking the Black Stars to the World Cup tournament in Qatar next year, a task that had become much less straightforward after the loss in Johannesburg.
Should he achieve this task, Rajevac guarantees himself a $300,000 payday.
Lawrence Ati-Zigi (FC St. Gallen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak), Ibrahim Danlad, (Asante Kotoko), Jojo Wollacott (Swindon Town)
Defenders: Philemon Baffour (Dreams FC), Andrew Yiadom (Reading FC), Ismail Ganiyu (Asante Kotoko), Gideon Mensah (Bordeaux), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg).
Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Baba Iddrisu (Real Mallorca), Alfred Duncan (Fiorentina), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens), Mubarak Wakaso, (Shenzhen FC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht), Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (St. Pauli), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Steadfast FC).
Forwards: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd SC), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Rennes), Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Brentford FC), Joel Fameyeh (Orenburg), Yaw Yeboah (Wisła Kraków), Samuel Owusu (Al-Fayha FC), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Caleb Ekuban (Genoa), Emmanuel Gyasi (Spezia), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor)