Hearts of Oak skipper Mohammed Fatawu and Samuel Ashie Quaye of Great Olympics have been handed late call-ups for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa.
Fatawu replaces Benson Annang who will miss the games due to an injury he picked up over the weekend in Zilina’s 1-1 draw against Spartak Trnava, while Ashie Quaye takes over the place of Tariqe Fosu who has been granted permission by the Ghana FA to miss the games in bid to sort out his future with his club Brentford.
Tariqe is currently surplus to requirements at Brentford. The midfielder is however seeking a move away from the club to earn more playing minutes as the European transfer window shuts today.
Fatawu and Ashie Quaye are expected to report to camp today.
The Black Stars commenced preparations for the World Cup qualifiers yesterday at the Mc Dan park in La, with 13 players involved in light training under the supervision of Head Coach CK Akonnor and Goalkeepers Trainer Richard Kingston.
A number of players arrived in the country last night and are expected to report to camping this morning at the Alisa Hotel. The team will travel to Cape Coast later today, where they’ll intensify their preparations for the qualifiers.
The Black Stars will play Ethiopia on Friday, September 3 at the Cape Coast Stadium, before playing South Africa on Monday, September 6, 2021 in Johannesburg.