Ghana waits on FIFA to clear Andy Yiadom for Egypt clash

Published on: 04 November 2016
Ghana waits on FIFA to clear Andy Yiadom for Egypt clash
Andy Yiadom in action for England C

The Ghana Football Association will need FIFA’s clearance before handing Barnsley wing-back Andrew Kyere "Andy" Yiadom a Black Stars debut against Egypt on November 13.

The English-born Ghanaian was named in head coach Avram Grant’s 23 man squad for this month's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt in Alexandria.

However, the 24-year-old will need FIFA’s clearance to play for the Black Stars following his exploit with England C where he made 3 appearances with two goals to his credit since making his debut in 2014.

The speedster played an important role during Barnet's 2012–13 season in which he was preferred as the right-sided winger in Edgar Davids' 4–5–1 formation, with Ricky Holmes on the opposite wing.

Yiadom became popular with fans for his pace, which he used to good effect on the wing, where he posed a threat to many opposition teams earning him a call up into the England C team the following year.

Ghana coach Avram Grant will now be eagerly waiting on FIFA for Yiadom’s clearance ahead of the crucial game against Egypt.

The Black stars will be chasing their first win in Group E of the qualifiers after drawing against Uganda last month.

Egypt lead Group E with three points - two more than second-placed Ghana and Uganda.

By; Eli Kondoh @elikondoh