Black Stars captain Andre Ayew has revealed no player in the national team is guaranteed an automatic spot to make the final cut for the 2022 World Cup.
According to the former Westham star, senior players are the only ones who have an advantage of gaining automatic slot in the team.
Coach Otto Addo invited five new players in the latest call-up for the friendlies as part of the warm up ahead of the World Cup.
With their inclusion, there have been suggestions some of these players could make Otto Addo’s final squad for the World Cup to be staged in Qatar in November.
However, Ayew says no player is certain of a place in the team yet except for some senior players who could be given a nod.
In an interview with Aljazeera, Andre Dede Ayew said;
“The newcomers are talented, but we already have a strong team that qualified for the World Cup, so every position is competitive.
“Apart from senior players who may have an advantage, I believe no one is guaranteed a place in the squad just yet. Everyone must prove their quality on the field and everyone has a chance, giving the coach more options and solutions, formations, and I believe it is beneficial to have new players with the right mentality.
“The players are good, and qualifying for the World Cup makes you very attractive. Why not let the boys come? The door is open for any Ghanaian who wants to play for and help the county.
“One must come with the same determination you put into your club, the same desire, and you cannot expect everything in your European club to be the same in the national team because there is a time for the team to adapt.”
The Black Stars are currently in Spain, where they will face Nicaragua in a friendly game on Tuesday, September 27.