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France-based defender John Boye has been handed a late call-up to the Ghana squad ahead of the matches against Swaziland and Brazil, MTNFootball.com can exclusively reveal.

The Rennes defender replaces captain John Mensah who has been ruled out of the two matches because of injury.

The 24-year-old was last called up into the Black Stars squad in their previous clash with Swaziland last year.

But impressive performances for the French side in their league and Europa League has prompted coach Goran Stevanovic to hand him a return to the team.

Boye was highly rated when he got his call-up into the Black Stars three years ago in the first round of the joint 2010 Nations Cup/World Cup qualifiers.

But the lanky centre-back struggled for first team football when he moved to Rennes from local side Heart of Lions in the summer of 2008.

He has now stormed into the first team of Rennes and has put up some impressive displays.

He is expected to shore up Ghana’s back line in the absence of defender John Mensah who is hamstrung.

Ghana will play the Sihlangu at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday in a Group I qualifier to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

They will travel to face Brazil in a friendly in London four days later.
Source: Ghanasoccernet

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