Ghana leave out Ayews and Boateng in latest squad

Kevin-Prince Boateng

Ghana have left out the Ayew brothers and Kevin-Prince Boateng from their latest squad to face Turkey in a friendly next week.

BBC Sport understands the Ghana Football Association (GFA) will not call up the trio until they have officially informed their clubs that they have come out of international retirement.

Jordan and Andre Ayew both play for French side Marseille, while Kevin-Prince Boateng is at Italian giants AC Milan.

The Ayews turned their backs on Ghana in February after a row with the Black Stars management. Boateng retired from international duty in November 2011 claiming his body could not cope with club and international football.

But all three players have recently indicated they want to end their self-imposed international exiles and make themselves available again for the Black Stars.

However, the GFA does not want a conflict with the trio's clubs and will not request their release for international duty until each player formally notifies their employers of their decision.

It means that coach Kwesi Appiah will have to wait for their return and he has been forced to overlook them for Wednesday's match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

Appiah has selected a 21-man group for the game, which was only arranged on Monday and is a warm-up for next month's World Cup qualifier against Zambia.

There are three debutants in the squad: Spain-based goalkeeper Razak Braimah, midfielder Yussif Raman Chibsah and striker Emmanuel Banahene.

Ghana Squad to face Turkey

Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Razak Braimah (Guadalajara, Spain)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Mohammed Awal (Maritzburg United, South Africa)

Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Solomon Asante (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Mubarak Wakaso (Espanyol, Spain), Christian Atsu (Porto, Portugal), Yusif Chibsah (Parma, Italy), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England)

Strikers: Emmanuel Banahene (Sanliurfaspor, Turkey), Dominic Adiyiah (Arsenal Kiev, Ukraine), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Mahatma Otoo (Hearts of Oak).

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