Supersport.com understands that Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah will hand debut callups to two players as they face China in an international friendly in Beijing on August 15. Manchester City’s Abdul Razak Nuhu, on loan in Norway and Italy-based Richmond Boakye-Yiadom will travel with the Stars to the Far East.
Andre Ayew also returns to the team for the first time since the African Cup, when he picked up a shoulder injury while representing his country. He had put off a required surgical procedure severally until he was forced to go under the knife on April 24.
Although expected to convalesce for three months, the attacking midfielder made an appearance in his club’s 2-0 friendly loss to Benfica, and he revealed that his recovery is well on track. Asamoah Gyan will make his first appearance for Ghana following his recent decision to return from ‘psychological retirement.’
New Juventus hotshot Richmond Boakye-Yiadom will also be called for his debut. The 18-year-old has impressed the team’s handlers follwoing his tally of 12 goals in all competitions for Serie B side Sassuolo last season on loan from Genoa. The China game will be part of the team’s preparation for their African Cup qualifier against Malawi a month later.
Goalkeepers: Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Strømsgodset, Norway), Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals)
Defenders: Lee Addy (Dalian Aerbin, China), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Jerry Akaminko (Manisaspor, Turkey), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), John Boye (Rennes, France), Abdul Razak Nuhu (Strømsgodset, Norway)
Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), Kwadwo Asamoah and Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (both Juventus, Italy), Christian Atsu (Rio Ave, Portugal), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Anthony Annan (Schalke 04, Germany)
Forwards: Asamoah Gyan, Abdul Majid Waris, Emmanuel Clottey, Jordan Ayew