Premier League side Crystal Palace have decided not to release Ghana duo Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The current COVID-19 restrictions in England is preventing the Eagles from letting the two players join the Black Stars camp for the doubleheader.
Ayew and Schlupp will require a 14-day mandatory quarantine on their return from the international assignments.
This will keep the duo out of upto four Palace’s fixtures and thus making the London based club do block them from joining their teammates for the two games.
The Black Stars take on South Africa on 25 March 2021 at the FNB Stadium before they host Sao Tome and Principe three days in Ghana.
Ghana and South Africa lead the standings with 9 points with goal difference separating them.
Sudan are 3rd on the table having 6 points whilst Sao Tome languish bottom with no single victory.