West Ham United are bracing themselves to reject an invitation from the Ghana Football Association to have Andre Ayew play for the Black Stars against Egypt on November 13th .
Next month's match between the two sides is the most anticipated in Africa as the two giants clash in Alexandria with the odds from the top punters including https://www.betway.com.gh/ tipping the home side for the victory.
As such Ghana needs it best players to be available for the match to ensure that their hopes of playing at the 2018 World Cup in alive.
The 26-year-old forward is slowly returning to the pitch following a lengthy lay off that has seen the club endure a disastrous start to the English season.
The former Swansea City man only made a return to the pitch against Chelsea last week and played in the last 20 minutes of the 2-0 defeat to West Ham United over the weekend.
West Ham united are taking things slowly with Ayew because they know very well that a misjudgment could damage all the hard work that has been done to bring the forward back to playing two months ahead of time.
Ghana coach Avram Grant however is in desperate need of the player whose influence transcend beyond the pitch for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against the almighty Pharaoh in Alexandria.
It remains to be seen how this episode will pan out with Ayew's commitment to his nation unquestionable while West Ham United had to smash their transfer record for his signature in the summer.
By Rahman Osman
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