Ghana's final squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is anticipated to exclude experienced left-back Baba Rahman and talented winger Fatawu Issahaku.
The 29-year-old left-back, who was initially included in the squad, conveyed his decision to the technical team.
Rahman hasn't been part of the Black Stars since the AFCON qualifier against Central Africa Republic in September, facing criticism from Ghanaians during that game.
In Rahman's absence, Hamidu Abdul Fatawu of Medeama is expected to be called up to fill the defensive role.
Meanwhile, Leicester City's Fatawu Issahaku, in tremendous form, is also likely to miss the AFCON. The winger, preferring to stay with the Foxes, needs to play in seven more games for Leicester to secure a permanent move, and he aims to contribute to the club's promotion to the Premier League.
Despite being on the standby list for Ghana, Issahaku has not started a game under coach Chris Hughton, with his last national team start occurring 14 months ago.
The decision reflects a focus on Issahaku's long-term future at Leicester, given his youth, with the belief that he will have numerous opportunities to participate in future AFCON tournaments.