Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has given his reason for not given a call to the locally-based players for next weekend’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt.
The Black Stars tactician didn’t name a single home-based outfield player in the squad for the clash with the Pharaohs.
Only Aduana Stars goalkeeper Joseph Addo represents the domestic league in Appiah’s latest selection.
“The local boys finished the league last two weeks, so how do you use players who have finished the league,” the former Ghana skipper told Graphic Sports.
Last month, Appiah handed debuts to Vincent Atingah (Hearts of Oak) and Isaac Twum (Inter Allies) in a friendly win over Saudi Arabia in Jeddah.
He has also previously called up Winful Cobbinah (Hearts of Oak), Gideon Waja (WAFA SC), Samuel Sarfo (Liberty Professionals) and Nicholas Opoku (Berekum Chelsea).
Ghana will host already-qualified Egypt at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on November 12 at 3:30 pm.
The invited players will begin camping and preparations for the Egypt game on Monday 6th November, 2017 as the foreign based stars report from their various clubs after this weekend’s league games.
It must be noted that the sons of legend Abedi Pele;Dede Ayew who players for West Ham United and his brother who also features for Swansea, Jordan Ayew have still not earned a call up due to their controversial injury and sickness respectively after the team played Congo in Kumasi.
Meanwhile Egypt’s head coach Hector Cuper has given rest to his star man Mohammed Salah but called on nine other local players to face Ghana.