In a surprising twist of events, Ghana’s national football team, the Black Stars, has left out their long-standing captain, Andre Dede Ayew, from the roster for their upcoming friendly matches against the United States and Mexico. This unexpected decision was made by Coach Chris Houghton when he unveiled the list of 23 players selected for these matches.
This move is particularly noteworthy because it marks the very first instance during Houghton’s tenure that Ayew has been omitted from the squad. Ayew has been a prominent and influential presence in the team for a significant period.
The Black Stars are currently preparing intensively for the friendly fixtures scheduled for October 14th and17th, 2023. Their primary objective is to deliver a formidable performance on the pitch.
Coach Houghton’s choice to exclude Dede Ayew from the squad has taken many by surprise. It appears that the coach is leaning towards nurturing new talents, as evidenced by the inclusion of the defensive prodigy, Daniel Amartey, who had previously missed out on recent call-ups but has now earned a spot on the team.
Another notable addition to the squad is Thomas Partey, a midfield maestro from Arsenal. With his exceptional skills and abilities, Partey is anticipated to be a valuable asset to the team, and his presence on the field is expected to make a significant impact.
The Black Stars are now focused on showcasing their best performance and securing victories in these friendly matches. Armed with a strong squad and a capable coaching staff, the team is well-positioned to leave a lasting mark in the world of football.
Please see the attached Black Stars squad list for reference: