Ebusua Dwarfs Rashid Sumaila has earned a late call-up to join Ghana's squad in Kenya for this Saturday's crucial Nations Cup qualifier at Sudan, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 19-year-old centre-back replaces right-back Yaw Frimpong who was bizarrely dropped from the initial 22-man squad at the last minute.
Sumaila was a key player in the back line of the All Africa Games medal winning team and played at the 2011 African Youth Championship in South Africa.
"We are expecting him to Accra in a few hours and get ready to leave for Kenya. He is ready for the task ahead," Dwarfs head of Marketing John Ansah told GHANAsoccernet.com
He will leave Accra on Monday night to join his teammates who will train at the Kasarani Stadium on Tuesday.
Goalkeepers: Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Stromgodest), Ernest Sowah (Berekum Chelsea) Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals)
Defenders: Massawudu Alhassan (FC Genoa) John Paintsil (Leicester City), Isaac Vorsah (TSG Hoffenheim), John Mensah (Olympique Lyon), Lee Addy (Red Star Belgrade), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege), Rashid Sumaila (Ebusua Dwarfs)
Midfielders: Samuel Inkoom (FC Dnipro), Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu (Udinese), Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan) Anthony Annan (Vitesse Arnhem), Albert Adomah (Bristol City), Abu Mohammed (Stromgodest), Derek Boateng (FC Dnipro) Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (Panathinaikos FC)
Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain), Prince Tagoe (Bursaspor) Dominic Adiyiah (Karsiyaka).