Italy-based forward Emmanuel Gyasi has finally been handed his debut call-up to the Ghana squad for this month’s 2021 Cup of Nations qualifier matches against South Africa and Sao Tome.
The Spezia Calcio striker is among the foreign-based players invited by coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor for the two matches.
The call-up serves as a boost for the 27-year-old who has been outstanding for the Serie A debutants this season.
Gyasi who played his 100th game for the club against Juventus last week has finally been invited by the technical handlers of the Black Stars team as a result of his outstanding performance in the Italian Serie A this campaign.
The Italy-born winger joined the club from Pistoiese having spent his formative days as a footballer at Torino.
Last season, he established himself as a star for Spezia Calcio in the Italian Serie B as they made history to qualify to the Serie A for the first time since the club was formed.
Gyasi has climbed to 81st on the list of players with the most appearances for Spezia.
He has so far this season scored five goals and provided four assists for Spezia Calcio in all competitions.
Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates – South Africa), Razak Abalora (Asante Kotoko – Ghana), Eric Ofori Antwi (Medeama SC – Ghana), Danlad Ibrahim (Asante Kotoko- Ghana)
Full Backs: Baba Abdul Rahman (PAOK – Greece), Gideon Mensah (Vitória de Guimarães – Portugal), Benson Annan (MLK Zilina – Slovakia), Philemon Baffuor (Dreams FC – Ghana)
Nicholas Opoku (Amiens SC – France), Kasim Nuhu (1899 Hoffenheim – Germany), Ganiyu Ismael (Asante Kotoko – Ghana), Stephen Ambrosius (Hamburger SV – Germany)
Kudus Mohammed (Ajax Amsterdam – Holland), Mubarak Wakaso (Jiangsu Suning F.C – China), Afriyie Acquah (Yeni Malatyaspor – Turkey), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens SC – France), Iddrisu Baba (RCD Mallorca – Spain), Gladson Awako (Great Olympics -Ghana), Kwame Afriyie Poku (Colchester United – England)
Left Attacking Midfield:
Osman Bukari (Gent – Belgium), Joseph Esso (Dreams FC- Ghana)
Right Attacking Midfield:
Kamal Sowah (OH Leuven- Belgium), Fatawu Issahaku (Steadfast FC – Ghana)
Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Professional- China), Emmanuel Gyasi (Spezia – Italy), Kwame Opoku (Asante Kotoko – Ghana), John Antwi (Pyramids FC – Egypt), Kwasi Okyere Wriedt (Willem II – Holland), Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor – Turkey)