Aug 29, 2012 at 9:06am
Coffie handed Ghana debut call-up
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has handed Italy-based Isaac Coffie his debut call-up to the national team for next month's matches against Malawi and Liberia.
The Chievo midfielder is included in the 24-man list invited by Appiah for both matches.
Berekum Chelsea midfielder Solomon Asante, who was left out of June's World Cup qualifier against Lesotho, returns after fears over his nationality were allayed.
"We sought clarification from the Burkina FA and they have confirmed that he only played for them in friendlies," coach Appiah revealed in an interview.
"This means he is eligible to play for Ghana as he is Ghanaian by birth."
Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Agyemang- Badu, who missed this month's friendly against China, return to the squad.
The Black Stars will host Malawi in Accra on 8 September in the first-leg of the final qualifier for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
They will travel to Monrovia three days later to play Liberia in an international friendly.
Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Ernest Sowah (Berekum Chelsea), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold)
Defenders: Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Razak Nuhu (Stromgodset, Norway), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), John Boye (Rennes, France), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Kotoko)
Midfielders: Anthony Annan (Osasuna, Spain), Isaac Coffie (Chievo, Italy), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Christian Atsu (Porto, Portugal), Solomon Asante (Berekum Chelsea), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France)
Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Boakye Yiadom (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Clottey (Berekum Chelsea), Abdul Majeed Warris (Hacken, Sweden), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE).