Reading FC right-back Andy Yiadom has been called up for Ghana’s crunch World Cup play-off with Nigeria.

The former Barnsley full-back has been a crucial member of the Royals squad since his arrival in 2018 and was part of the Black Star’s 2022 African Cup of Nations squad earlier this year.

Yiadom has played 32 times for Paul Ince’s side this season, a key component in the club’s fight for Championship survival.

After winning their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying group against South Africa, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe; they have been drawn against the Super Eagles for a two-legged tie which is to take place on Friday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 29.

Five African places are available for the tournament in Qatar this winter, with 10 group winners drawn against each other in a play-off competition.

Other African World Cup qualifying fixtures include DR Congo vs Morocco; Cameroon vs Algeria; Mali vs Tunisia and Egypt vs Senegal.

Reading left-back, Baba Rahman, is also a regular for Ghana, but the Chelsea loanee was injured during the nation’s disappointing exit at the African Cup of Nations in January.

The two defenders have more than 60 national caps between them.

Other Royals players jetting off over the international break include Canada's Junior Hoilett, Orjan Nyland for Norwary, Mamadi Camara with Guinea-Bissau and Lucas Joao with Angola.