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Thomas Partey, Ayew brother miss out on Ghana squad for AFCON qualifiers

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Thomas Partey of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 01, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Andre Ayew and his brother Jordan Ayew, together with Thomas Partey are notable absentees from Ghana’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against South Africa, as well as Sao Tome & Principe.

The Black Stars will later this month play the final two matches in Group C of the qualifiers to the 2021 AFCON tournament scheduled to be played in Cameroon next year.

Ahead of the crucial matches, Ghana head coach CK Akonnor has named a 29-man squad to do battle for the West African giants.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the gaffer is unable to rely on most of the foreign-based players.

Notable amongst them are the Ayew Brothers and Thomas Partey [all players based in England].

The players are missing out as a result of UK regulations that ban persons from traveling to or from South Africa.

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