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Ghana FA vice-president surprised at Andy Yiadom’s call for Egypt game

Photo: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Photo: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Ghana FA vice-president, George Afriyie, was left shocked at Andy Yiadom’s debut call-up for the Egypt game on Sunday. 

Barnsley defender was chosen ahead of players with more experience such as Samuel Inkoom, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, and Yaw Frimpong.

“I have not heard of any player called Andy Yiadom until Avram Grant added him in his list of players for the Egypt game,” Afriyie revealed to Asempa FM.

“I am being honest because there are a lot of Ghanaian players who are playing in Europe,” he continued.

“It was during management committee meeting that he [Grant] explained that he watched him when Barnsley played Newcastle United,” Afriyie recalled.

“If I were to be the coach of the Black Stars, instead of Yiadom, I would’ve preferred either Samuel Inkoom, Godfred Saka of Aduana Stars or Yaw Frimpong of T.P Mazembe for the right back position because they are tried and tested,” he expressed.

“However, I’m not in that position to select players for the team so I will have to go with Grant’s decision.”

“Since Andy was not born in Ghana and has had stint with England before, we are waiting for a clearance from Fifa next week. Without that clearance, he cannot take part in the game on November 13. The coach trusts him so we must also throw our weight behind him and see what he brings on board,” Afriyie concluded.

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