The former Villarreal man had been in the wilderness since James Kwesi Appiah took over as coach of the Black Stars in May.
Also making return to the Ghana set-up are Cagliari youngster Godfred Donsah and Lorient striker Abdul Majeed Waris.
BK Hacken attacker Nasiru Mohammed and Waasland-Beveren winger Nana Ampomah have both been handed their first call-ups.
Ghana are set to play Egypt on the final matchday of the qualifiers.
The match will, however, have no bearing on the winner of the group as Egypt, currently four points clear at the top of the table, have already secured the sole Group E ticket for Russia 2018.
Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Opare (Augsburg, Germany), Lumor Agbenyenu (Portimonense, Portugal), Abass Mohammed (Harrisburg City, USA), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia), Kasim Nuhu Adams (Young Boys, Switzerland), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England)
Midfielders: Joseph Attamah (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey), Mubarak Wakaso (Alaves, Spain), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Godfred Donsah (Bologna, Italy), Nasiru Mohammed (BK Hacken, Sweden), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhstan), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Edwin Gyasi (Aalesund, Norway)