The Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has unveiled his 26-man provisional squad for the game in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Uganda on October 7 in Kampala, excluding the Ayew brothers.

For the second time Andre Ayew, who plays for West Ham United and his brother Jordan Ayew of Swansea City failed to make the Black Stars squad for the game against the Cranes next month and, earlier the two did not feature in a recent qualifier against Congo, which the Black Stars comfortably won 5-1 in Brazaville.

The Black Stars are expected to camp in Kenya on October 4 ahead of the game against the Cranes in Namboole. The first leg ended in a goalless draw in Tamale sports stadium in Ghana.

With two games left for each team in Group E, Ghana is third, two points behind second placed Uganda Cranes with 7 points from 4 games. Egypt lead with 9 points.


Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)

Defenders : Harrison Afful (Columbus,USA), Daniel Opare (Augsburg, Germany) Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal), Abass Mohammed (Harrisburg City, USA), Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Daniel Amartey (Leicester,England), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew,USA), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia), Vincent Atingah (Hearts of Oak)

Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Kingsley Sarfo (Malmo, Sweden) Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin TEDA, China), Isaac Twum (Inter Allies), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhtan)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), John Antwi (Misr Lel-Makkasa, Egypt), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Crvena Zvezda, Serbia)