Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah had a conversation with Andre and Jordan Ayew following their snub for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sierra Leone, according to Ghana’s Normalisation Committee communications director Dan Kwaku Yeboah.
Appiah named a 23-man squad on Monday which includes captain Asamoah Gyan, who is returning to the team after more than a year due to injuries and poor form.
However, the Ayews were ignored once more, despite improved performance with their respective clubs.
“Everything is under control because Kwesi Appiah called the Ayew brothers on phone today and told them that they are still part of his plans and will return to the squad,” Yeboah told Goal.
“The coach had a lengthy chat with them on phone so they are aware why he didn’t invite them. They are quality players but the coach selects those he believes will be appropriate for a particular task,” he added.
Yeboah also confirmed that the Black Stars will begin their camping in Kumasi on October 8, amid earlier reports of a non-residential camping in Accra before moving to Kumasi.
“The Black Stars will begin their camping on October 8 and every player is expected in Kumasi on that day. Government and the normalization committee are putting in place plans which will help in the return fixture in Freetown.”
Ghana lost their last Afcon qualifier to Kenya (1-0) but still top Group F with a better goal difference.