Beitar Jerusalem striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has expressed excitement after being named in Ghana’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa.
The former Red Stars Belgrade star is making a return to the Black Stars team for the first time in almost three years under new head coach Milovan Rajevac.
The striker was on target twice for the Black Stars when they walloped lower-tier side Golden Kicks FC on Monday in a friendly game ahead of the team’s trip to South Africa on Tuesday for the penultimate qualifier match against Ethiopia at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
“It’s a blessing to be back. I always cherish the opportunity to be part of the national team so I’m excited to join the squad and ready to give my best. The feeling of unity is great. Everything in camp is peaceful,” Yiadom said after the Black Stars first training on Monday.
Ghana will play Ethiopia on Thursday 11th November before they return home to host the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Cape Coast Stadium three days later.
Meanwhile, Israel-based Montari Kamaheni has been handed a late call-up by coach Milovan Rajevac to replace injured Gideon Mensah.
Below is the squad invited by Milovan Rajevac:
Jojo Wollacott – Swindon Town
Lawrence Ati-Zigi – St Gallen
Richard Attah – Hearts of Oak
Abdul Manaf Nurudeen – KAS Eupen
Philimon Baffour – Dreams FC
Baba Rahman – Reading FC
Andy Yiadom – Reading FC
Gideon Mensah – Bordeaux
Jonathan Mensah – Columbus Crew
Alexander Djiku – Strasbourg
Daniel Amartey – Leicester City
Joseph Aidoo – Celta de Vigo
Abdul Ismail Ganiyu – Asante Kotoko
Edmund Addo – Sheriff Tiraspol
Thomas Partey – Arsenal
Wakaso Mubarak – Shenzhen F.C
Kamaldeen Sulemana – Stade Rennais
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh – St Pauli
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku – Dreams FC
Kudus Mohammed – Ajax Amsterdam
Baba Iddrisu Mohammed – Real Mallorca
Jordan Ayew -Crystal Palace
Andre Ayew – Al Sadd
Felix Afena-Gyan – AS Roma
Benjamin Tetteh – Yeni Malatyspor
Caleb Ekuban – Genoa
Samuel Owusu – Al Feiha
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom – Beitar Jerusalem