By Patrick Akoto
Andre Ayew is delighted with his return to the national team after a five months absence.
The 22-year-old has not played for the Black Stars since featuring at the 2012 African Cup of Nations held in Gabon and Equitorial Guinea.
The Olympique Marseille player missed the opening matches of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zambia following a surgery to correct his troublesome shoulder injury.
But the former Ghana Under-20 captain says he is fully fit and itching to play in Saturday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi and the friendly against Liberia.
“I am very excited to be back in the national team.It’s being a while but now I am fit to play and hopefully we are going to win this game,” Ayew said
“As a player we’ll like to do more in our career. So I am happy to have the opportunity to play this qualifier and do everything possible to be in South Africa in the next few months,”
‘I think we saw what Malawi did at the last African Cup. It is not a team that we need to underrate,”
“It is a very difficult team. We need to be strong mentality, not underrate them. I believe we have the quality to beat them,”
The Ghanaians are the overwhelming favourite against The Flames on September 8.