England-based trio Thomas Partey, Andre Ayew and his junior brother Jordan Ayew are expected to join the Black Stars for the last hurdle of the AFCON 2021 Qualifiers.
The trio were left out of the initial 29-man squad released by head coach CK Akonnor due to Covid-19 reasons.
English clubs have been reluctant to release the players because Ghana is billed to visit one of the United Kingdom’s COVID ‘red list’ countries.
However, if the trio travel to South Africa, they will be subjected to a 10-day quanrantine because the African country features in the UK government’s list.
Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta hinted that they have allowed players who will be playing in countries that don’t fall under the red list to go and play which is a boost for Ghana when they face Sao Tome Principe in the final group game.
“The ones that are going to be in red zone countries, they won’t be able to play those fixtures, the rest we have to allow them to go if they are fit and we will stick to the protocols and all the guidance we have to try to allow our players to go when they are safe.
“Some might be able to play one game and not the next game so it’s a lot still to figure out. The doctor is in constant communication with the Premier League and the federations but it’s not too simple,” Arteta stated.
In a related development, Ghanaian born German-based Stephan Ambrosius has rejected Ghana for the German U-21 side after he was invited by both countries for international assignments.
The top two teams in Group C will qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament which will be staged in Cameroon next year.
By Francis Hema|3news.com|Ghana