The Ayew brothers Andre and Jordan are standing by their decisions to temporarily quit international football, according to reports in the local media.
The duo have rejected the plea by the Ghana Football Association for their immediate return to the team and so will not be available for this month’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan at home.
Jordan, the younger of the two, says he would make himself available for future Black Stars assignments but not this one against Sudan.
Andre claims he has not fully recovered psychologically to play for the Black Stars after stating in his resignation letter his relationship with some members of the management team had deteriorated.
The Marseille duo were not named in Ghana’s final squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Striker Jordan was overlooked by head coach Kwesi Appiah but Andre was named in the preliminary squad but excluded from the final 23-man after failing to meet the reporting time for camping.
The inclusion of the two players would have enhanced Ghana’s chances of beating the Nile Crocodiles at the Baba Yara Stadium.
The Black Stars are second in the Group D qualifiers with three points behind leaders Zambia who face unfancied Lesotho.