Ayew is back for the World Cup qualifying matchups with Comoros and Madagascar.

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In preparation for this month’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Madagascar and Comoros, Black Stars captain Andre Dede Ayew has returned.

The three-time World Cup veteran is now without a club, but Ghana’s head coach Chris Hughton has selected him for the 25-man team that will camp out for the two games this weekend.

On November 17, Ghana will play host to Madagascar at Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi. Four days later, Ghana will travel to Moroni to play as visitors of Comoros.

In order to focus on his quest for a club, Ayew was left out of Ghana’s most recent international friendly against Mexico and the United States. Since June, when his short-term contract with Nottingham Forest, an English Premiership team, expired, the 33-year-old has not played.


The three members, Baba Idrissu, Majeed Ashimeru, and Denis Odoi are also returning to the national team.

Young defender Abdul Mumin received his first call-up by coach Hughton for his outstanding play for Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish La Liga this season.

Ashimeru, a midfielder stationed in Belgium, is returning to action after missing time due to injury. On March 27, the RSC Anderlecht player appeared for his country in the second half of an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in Luanda against Angola. Given the absence of midfield enforcer Thomas Partey due to injury, he will provide Coach Hughton with other alternatives.

Medeama SC duo Jonathan Sowah and Fatawu Hamidu make a return to the national team after featuring in a friendly match against Liberia in Accra on September 12.

They were excluded from the Black Stars’ tour of the USA to enable them to feature for the Ghana champions MLS side, DC United, in a friendly match on October 14.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi, Joseph Wallacott, and Richard Ofori.
Defenders: Alidu Seidu, Dennis Odoi, Gideon Mensah, Abdul Fatawu Hamid, Kasim Adams, Nicholas Opoku, Daniel Amartey, and Abdul Mumin.
Wingers: Osman Bukari, Joseph Painstil, Ernest Nuamah, Jordan Ayew, and Kamaldeen Sulemana.
Midfielders: Andre Ayew, Baba Idrissu, Abdul Samed Salis, Edmund Addo, and Mohammed Kudus
Forwards: Inaki Williams, Antoine Semenyo, and Jonathan Sowah.

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