Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder has been named the captain for the Black Galaxies ahead of the CHAN qualifiers.
The veteran midfielder will lead the local contingents for the double header qualifier against Benin at the Cape Coast Stadium.
Ghana host Benin in a week’s time in the preliminary stages of the CHAN qualifiers before heading to Benin for the return leg.
Medeama SC captain Vincent Atinga and Kotoko’s diminutive left-back Imoro Ibrahim will deputize for Awako in his absence.
Ghana have missed the last three editions of the CHAN tournament.