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Felix Afena Gyan, Edmund Addo get debut Black Stars call-ups

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Felix Afena Gyan
Felix Afena Gyan

Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevac, has handed maiden call-ups to teenager Felix Afena Gyan and Edmund Addo in his 28-man squad for this month’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa.

Gyan, an 18-year-old forward who made his senior debut for AS Roma against Cagliari last month, will have his chance to play in the senior national team for the first time.

He is joined by Addo; a recent revelation in the UEFA Champions League with Moldova’s Sheriff Tiraspol gets his opportunity by the Serbian trainer.

However, coach Rajevac also invited two returnees Richmond Boakye Yiadom and Asante Kotoko captain Ismail Abdul Ganiyu for the two matches.

Ghana will take on Ethiopia on Thursday, November 11 before facing South Africa on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the Cape Coast stadium.

The Black Stars are second in Group G with 9 points – one point behind leaders South Africa and must win both matches to make it to the next stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacott (Swindon Town), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St.Gallen), Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak)

Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffour (Dreams FC), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Ismail Abdul Ganiyu (Asante Kotoko)

Midfielders: Baba Idrissu (Real Mallorca), Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen F.C), Edmund Addo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (FC St. Pauli)

Wingers: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Kamal Deen Sulemana (Rennes), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha)

Strikers: Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Caleb Ekuban (Genoa)