France-based defender John Boye is a surprise inclusion in Ghana’s strong 22-man squad named for next month’s African Nations Cup qualifier against Swaziland.
The 23-year-old last played for the Black Stars two years ago in the first round of the joint 2010 Nations Cup/World Cup qualifiers.
He is expected to shore up Ghana’s back line in the absence of Sunderland defender John Mensah who is hamstrung.
Head coach Milovan Rajevac squad has handed debut call-up to Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Isaac Amoako.
He replaces Stephen Ahorlu who has moved to Israeli side Hapoel Ashkelon.
Teenager Jordan Ayew’s club form has earned him a maiden national team invitation to play alongside his elder brother and club mate Andre.
Ghana youth defender David Addy returns to the team and quintet-Mathew Amoah, John Painstil, Hans Adu Sarpei,Kevin Prince Boateng and Isaac Vorsah-excused from this month’s friendly against South Africa have returned
Ghana play the Sihlangu Semnikati at the Soholo Stadium on 5 September in their opening Group I qualifier to Gabon/Equitorial Guinea.
Goalkeepers: Richard Kingson (Unattached), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals, Ghana) Isaac Amoako (Asante Kotoko, Ghana)
Defenders: John Paintsil (Fulham, England) Samuel Inkoom (Basel, Switzerland) Hans Adu-Sarpei (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), David Addy (Academica Coimbra, Portugal) John Boye (Rennes, France), Lee Addy (Bechem Chelsea, Ghana) Jonathan Mensah (Granada, Spain) Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany)
Midfielders: Anthony Annan (Rosenborg, Norway), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy) Andre Ayew (Marseille, France) Kevin-Prince Boateng (AC Milan, Italy) Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France) Bernard Kumordzi (Panionios FC, Greece)
Attackers: Asamoah Gyan (Rennes, France), Matthew Amoah (NAC Breda, Holland) Prince Tagoe (Hoffenheim, Germany) Yaw Antwi (FK Vojvodina, Serbia)