The Ghana national football team head coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed why he dropped the Ayew brothers (Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew) from the squad that will be taking on Uganda Cranes in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
The Black Stars, who are already camped in Nairobi, Kenya, will travel to Kampala this week minus the two sensational brothers who feature in the English Premier League ahead of their showdown with the Cranes at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
“They (Jordan and Andre Ayew) are playing well in the [English] Premier League. So I didn’t drop them for lack of form,” Coach Appiah told reporters.
“We know the caliber of Andre and Jordan Ayew already and if we want to build a team for the future, then we need to give other players the chance to also prove themselves,” he added.
The two attacking dynamic duo also missed the last fixture as Ghana thrashed Congo Brazzaville on match day four by 5-1 away, just days after sharing the spoils in a one-all draw with the same side at home.
Appiah has however summoned some new faces in his squad including Kingsley Sarfo who ploughs for Swedish side Malmo, USA-based Abass Mohammed, Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Vincent Atinga (Hearts of Oak, Ghana) and Isaac Twum.
Meanwhile, over the same weekend, Group E leaders of Egypt will host the Red Devils of Congo in Cairo.