Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah says suspended midfielders Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari to return to the Black Stars if they are invited for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Boateng was sacked from the camp for verbally assaulting coach Kwesi Appiah while Muntari was dismissed from the team for physically attacking Ghana FA official Moses Armah.

Despite their disciplinary problems, Russian-based defender Mensah says the two players are always welcome if they are called up to the Black Stars.

"Keven-Prince Boateng is a very good player. I know he would even want to play in this tournament [AFCON 2017] before the 2018 World Cup. If he deserves to be invited, why not?," Mensah told

"It's up to the coach and management of the team to decide but i think every good player deserves the chance to play for the Black Stars.

"Same goes to Sulley Muntari, who can even help the team with his experience. I am open to their return if invited."