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Afena-Gyan handed Black Stars invite as Milovan Rajevac names squad for Ethiopia and SA games
- Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has invited teenager Felix Afena-Gyan for the World Cup qualifiers
- The 18-year-old AS Roma star could make his debut in the games against Ethiopia and South Africa
- Ghana is hoping to finish top of the group to secure qualification to the play-offs
Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevac has named a 28-man squad for the games against Ethiopia and South Africa next week in the World Cup qualifiers.
The Serbian gaffer handed call-ups to youngsters Edmund Addo of Sherrif Tiraspol and AS Roma's 18-year-old forward, Felix Afena Gyan.
At a press conference in Accra, Milovan Rajevac announced his squad for the matches on November 11 and November 14.
A statement on the FA's website read: "Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac has named teenager Felix Afena Gyan in his 28-man squad for this month’s World Cup Qatar 2022 Group G qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa.
"The 18-year old who made his senior debut for AS Roma against Cagliari last month has been handed his maiden call up by the Serbian trainer. He is joined by Sheriff Tiraspol midfielder Edmund Addo who has been impressive in the on-going UEFA Champions League and the Moldovan League."
Ghana is chasing of one the tickets to Qatar 2022 and will need to win both games to earn a place in the play-offs.
The Black Stars will fly to South Africa to play Ethiopia on November 11, 2021, after CAF changed the venue for the penultimate clash.
Ghana will then host South Africa in the final game of the group on November 14, 2021, at the Cape Coast stadium.
YEN.com.gh spoke to Footballghana writer Samuel Appiah after the squad was announced and he explained that was the best the country has at the moment.
"I think this is the best we have," he started. "Emmanuel Lomotey is out, I mean there's been so much controversy over his consistent call ups. I see Mubarak Wakaso back, he's got enormous experience and I was surprised by Gyan's inclusion but there is the saying catch them young, ao Milovan knows what he is doing," he added.
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Milovan Rajevac names squad to face Ethiopia and South Africa on Thursday
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, head coach of the senior national team, the Black Stars, Milovan Rajevac will name his team for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa today.
The Serbian trainer is expected to name a final squad for the games on November 11 and November 14 at the Ghana Football Association this afternoon.
The Ghana Football Association confirmed the coach's decision to name his squad on Thursday, November 4, 2021 on their official website.