Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has played down talk that he has already made up his mind as to who he plans to take to the Africa Cup of Nations next year.
This, as the Black Stars tactician puts his faith in a largely inexperienced 21-man squad for Wednesday's clash with Cape Verde in Lisbon.
Appiah opted not to pick Kwadwo Asamoah, Harrison Afful and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, or the Ayew brothers Andre and Jordan.
He also selected four home-based players Fatau Dauda, Daniel Adjei, Solomon Asante and Richard Kissi-Boateng, as well as Inter Milan starlet Alfred Joseph Duncan.
Maritzburg United defender Mohammed Awal was initially picked but has been forced to withdraw after the Ghanaian footballing association apparently didn't submit his Visa application on time.
"It is not whether someone is going to the Cup of Nations or not. There are some players that I need to take final decisions on," Appiah said on MTNFootball.
"As to those not called are guaranteed places in the team is not correct. Everyone has got a chance to go.
"The important thing is to look at those who are really committed to fight for Ghana. I will be looking at the disciplinary aspect as well.
"I believe anyone chosen to play in either friendly or competitive match (sic) must prove their worth so that I can make the right decision."