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Ghana vs Nigeria: Afena-Gyan and Semenyo leads Black Stars’ attack has confirmed that AS Roma’s Felix Afena-Gyan and Antoine Semenyo will be in Ghana’s team for the forthcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off games against Nigeria.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has declined to reveal the team due to a technical decision, however, has confirmed that interim coach Otto Addo has invited the two forwards.

Afena-inclusion Gyan’s is surprising, given that he had previously turned down two call-ups from former coach Milovan Rajevac, claiming that he was not ready for national team service.

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Last November, Rajevac called him for World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa, and then earlier this year for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Before inviting Afena-Gyan, Otto Addo may have been assured of his availability.

AS Roma confirmed the signing of Afena-Gyan from lower-tier side EurAfrica FC a little over a year ago.

Afena-Gyan began his career with the U-19s, but his progress has been quick, and he is now considered a first-team player.

Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the 19-year-old, who has made 21 appearances and scored two fine goals this season.

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Semenyo is a relatively unknown figure in Ghana. The striker was born to a Ghanaian father in west London.

He currently plays for Bristol City in the English Championship, where he is flourishing following a succession of loan appearances.

He has been connected with a number of big European clubs, including West Ham United, Celtic, and RB Salzburg.

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