By Patrick Kwame Akoto
Ex-Ghana FA boss Nyaho Tamakloe has backed calls for the return of trio – Sulley Muntari, John Mensah and Jordan Ayew for the World Cup play-offs against Egypt.
The three players were absent when the Black Stars beat Zambia 2-1 to secure passage to the crucial play-offs.
Muntari was overlooked after he delivered his apology letter late following his tirade at coach Kwesi Appiah during June’s World Cup qualifier against Lesotho in Maseru.
Ayew was not picked despite making himself available for the game against the Chipolopolo after rescinding his decision not to play for the West African country.
Injury-prone Mensah has been frozen out of the national team due to club inactiveness.
The controversial ex-Ghana FA boss has urged the Ghanaian trainer as a matter of urgency to recall the trio for the must- win game against the Pharaohs in Kumasi on October 13.
“This is a matter of operation all hands on board to to form a strong team to eliminate Egyptians to pave way for us to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil so Sulley should be brought into the team,” Tamakloe told Asempa FM.
“I know Kwasi Appiah has disciplinary issues with Sulley and myself has been on him for quiet some time but i think we need such players like Sulley to face the Egyptians.
“I will strongly suggest that if former captain John Mensah is fit the he should be brought back into the team because he will help in solidify the defence.
“Not forgetting Ayew brother Jordan Ayew because is all hands on deck and I’m happy Michael Essien is back and also I think the coach must invite all players that we know are stars players, players that can damage the Egyptians team and defeat them..”
Kwesi Appiah is expected to assemble a crack side to face a tricky Egyptian side at home side next month before the return leg in November.