The previous Atletico Madrid man has been included on the roster for upcoming video games in opposition to South Africa and Ethiopia
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has been included in Ghana’s provisional squad for his or her upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers in opposition to South Africa and Ethiopia regardless of presently nursing an damage.
The 28-year-old headlines a 30-man Black Stars roster unveiled at a press convention on Friday.
The record additionally consists of Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus, who can also be recovering from an damage picked up whereas in pre-season motion in opposition to Crimson Bull Salzburg final month.
On a mission for a immediate return to the World Cup after lacking out on the 2018 gathering in Russia, Ghana will open their 2022 qualifying marketing campaign with a house conflict with Ethiopia on September 3, earlier than travelling to face South Africa on matchday two, three days later.
Regardless of being listed in Ghana’s squad, Partey stays a significant doubt for the upcoming video games after struggling an ankle damage as Arsenal confronted Chelsea in a pre-season match earlier this month.
In accordance with the Gunners, the midfielder is just anticipated to return to the pitch on the finish of August, vastly proscribing his probabilities of heading out for worldwide responsibility subsequent month.
The Black Stars, nonetheless, don’t have any worries over the supply of Stade Rennes sensation Kamaldeen Sulemana, who has been listed for a doable return to worldwide responsibility for the primary time since October final yr.
Additionally making a comeback are Anderlecht midfielder Majeed Ashimeru and Columbus Crew captain Jonathan Mensah.
KAS Eupen goalkeeper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen, Sturm Graz striker Kelvin Yeboah and Hearts of Oak attacker Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, in the meantime, have been referred to as up for the primary time.
Except for Ethiopia and South Africa, Ghana can even face Zimbabwe in Group G for the only real ticket to the subsequent spherical of the African qualifiers.
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates FC, South Africa), Lawrence Ati Zigi (St. Galen FC, Switzerland), Manaf Nurudeen (Kas Eupen, Belgium), Richard Atta (Hearts of Oak, Ghana)
Full-backs: Benson Anang (Zilina FC, Slovakia), Andy Yiadom Andrew (Studying FC, England), Baba Abdul Rahman (Chelsea FC, England), Gideon Mensah (FC Girondins Bordeaux, France), Baffour Philimon (Desires FC, Ghana)
Centre-backs: Alexander Djiku (RC Strasbourg, France), Daniel Amartey (Leicester Metropolis FC, England), Ismael Ganiyu (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA)
Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen, China), Iddrisu Baba (Actual Mallorca, Spain), Thomas Partey (Arsenals FC, England), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens FC, France)
Wingers: Joel Fameye (Orenburg FC, Russia), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayhad, Saudi Arabia), Gyasi Emmanuel (Spezia, Italy), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Rennes FC, France), Tariqe Fosu Henry (Brentford FC, England), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Steadfast FC, Ghana)
Attacking Midfielders: Afriyie Banieh (Hearts of Oak, Ghana), Kudus Mohamed (Ajax FC, Holland), Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht, Belgium)
Strikers: Andre Ayew (Al Saad, Qatar), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Kwame Opoku (USM Algiers, Algeria), Kelvin Yeboah (Sturm Graz, Austria)