Andre Ayew and others dropped as Partey and Lamptey return for USA & Mexico friendlies


The Black Stars skipper has been deservedly dropped from the squad that will face USA and Mexico next month

Ghana coach Chris Hughton has named a 23-man squad to face United States and Mexico in an international friendly games next month.

Notable names dropped are captain Andre Ayew who has been without club since the expiration of his contract with Premier League side Nottingham Forest as well as Leicester City winger Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.

Also, former Chelsea defender Abdul Baba Rahman was dropped with reports suggesting that he is battling an injury.

Conspicuously missing in the squad is Medeama striker Jonathan Sowah who played excellently against Liberia in a friendly game at the Accra Sports Stadium last month but left back Abdul Fatawu Hamid made the list.

However, Arsenal midfielder Thomas Teye Partey and Brighton and Hove Albion defender Tariq Lamptey return to the team after missing previous games due to injury worries.

The Black Stars will lock horns with Mexico at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on October 14 before facing USA three days later in Nashville, Tennessee.


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