As a result of the new additions to Ghana’s squad, captain Andre Ayew believes no players in the team have a guarantee of making the World Cup squad just yet, but he adds that some ‘senior players’ may have an advantage.
Among Ghana’s latest international squad, five of the six players who have been selected for international duty have been named, with Patrick Pfeiffer the only one left out.
There is speculation some of these players might make Otto Addo’s final squad for November’s World Cup in Qatar.
Ever since his debut, he has been a consistent member of the national team.
Although Ayew says no player is certain of a spot yet, some senior players may be considered.
“The newcomers are talented, but we already have a strong team that qualified for the World Cup, so every position is competitive,” the Al Sadd striker told Aljazeera.
“Apart from senior players who may have an advantage, I believe no one is guaranteed a place in the squad just yet. Everyone must prove their quality on the field and everyone has a chance, giving the coach more options and solutions, formations, and I believe it is beneficial to have new players with the right mentality.”
In addition, Ayew said the doors are always open to those who are eager to play in the Mundials.
“The players are good, and qualifying for the World Cup makes you very attractive. Why not let the boys come? The door is open for any Ghanaian who wants to play for and help the country, but you must come with the same determination you put into your club, and the same desire, and you cannot expect everything in your European club to be the same in the national team because there is a time for the team to adapt.”
A friendlies with Nicaragua will be played on Tuesday, September 27 by the Black Stars in Spain.