Ghana is set to lose out on PSV Eindhoven striker Memphis Depay after Holland named him in their squad to play Estonia and Andora in a World Cup qualifier next week.
The 19-year-old, whose father is Ghanaian, was one of the players targeted by Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah to boost the squad of the West Africans.
But Holland coach Louis Van Gaal has moved to cap the player at senior level to prevent Ghana from moving for a nationality switch for the talented youngster whose mother is Dutch.
As the striker has played for the Dutch national Under 17, 19 and 21 teams, Ghana must apply for a nationality switch for the player before he can represent Ghana.
Depay is among several Dutch youngsters who are being rushed for international caps to prevent other countries from capping them.
Among some of the new youngsters called by coach van Gaal for the double header which also includes Jeffrey Bruma, Adam Maher, Joshua Bennet, Jurgen Locadia and Karim Rekik.
The only chance for Ghana to get the nationality switch for the player is if he does not play in the two matches which will give Ghana the chance to apply for a nationality switch for him.
Wins in both games would guarantee the 2010 runners-up Holland a berth in the World Cup in Brazil.
The Dutch have won all six of their qualifiers in Group D and lead second-place Hungary by seven points.
Van Gaal’s squad also includes the striking combination of Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben which gives Depay little chance of playing in the two matches.