Unconfirmed media reports reveal that the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan Ayew have gained a return into the senior national team black Stars ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia on November 18, 2018.
Even though the squad will be offically announced next week, our sources say Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, has finally decided to invite the duo after a peaceful and successful phone conversation with the players sometime last month.
This will be the first time in over a year that the Ayew bothers will be returning to the senior National Team.
Jordan and Andre have in recent weeks been left out of the Black Stars fueling the perception that the coach was unhappy with the players because their performances merited a call-up. The last time the brothers featured for the Stars was October, 2017 against Congo in a World Cup qualifier played in Kumasi.
Andre Ayew allegedly complained of injury to skip the said match only to return to his club in England whereas Jordan was also allegedly captured in a photo with drips of water on him in a private clinic in Accra.
The coach had insisted that there was no bad blood between him and the players, adding that his decision to leave out some big-name players in previous call-ups was purely tactical.
Coach Kwasi Appiah has recently turned to some of his trusted and most experienced players after the Black Stars lost 1-0 to Kenya in the 2019 AFCON qualifier.
A double-header with Sierra Leon in October was cancelled at the last minute leaving Ghana’s qualification in a bit of a quandary, but more importantly the squad for that game saw the return of the likes of John Boye, Johnathan Mensah, Mubarak Wakaso and Asamoah Gyan – all of whom had been overlooked in some of the games prior.