Head coach of the Black Stars Chris Hughton has justified his decision to include Andre Ayew in Ghana’s squad for the upcoming international break.
After being left out of the team for the October friendly games against Mexico and the United States of America, Ayew makes a return for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Madagascar and Comoros.
Considering he has been without a club since the start of the season, Ghanaians have questioned the decision to add the captain to the latest squad for the games.
However, Hughton has revealed the former Nottingham Forest man is integral to the national team.
“Dede Ayew is still a very good player and still somebody that can be the best player in training,” the gaffer told BBC in an interview.
“He is somebody that has an added importance because he is captain – he is a very good influence to the younger players that are in the squad. And so it’s not just about his playing ability, it’s for what he means to the squad.”
Ghana’s first qualifier takes place at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday, November 17.
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