Akonnor reveals why Thomas Teye Partey could miss World Cup qualifiers

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The Black Stars gaffer has indicated that he may miss the services of the Gunners midfielder in the upcoming qualifiers

Ghana coach C.K Akonnor has revealed that Thomas Teye Partey may not play a part in the Black Stars upcoming schedules. 

The Arsenal midfielder suffered an injury during preseason and was not even part of the squad that lost 2-0 to Brentford on opening day of Premier League.

Although, Partey was named in Ghana’s 30-man squad to face Ethiopia and South Africa next month, Akonnor indicates that he may have to plan without him.

” I have contacted his club and Thomas Partey’s injury doesn’t look too good,” Akonnor said.

“We will only have to wish him a speedy recovery and expect him to return stronger. If he doesn’t recover before time, he will not be part of the games,” he added.

Ghana will host Ethiopia on September 3 at the Cape Coast Stadium before playing South Africa on Monday, in Johannesburg.

Ghana’s provisional squad for the World Cup qualifiers

GOALKEEPERS

  1. Richard Ofori – Orlando Pirates FC – South Africa
  2. Lawrence Ati Zigi – St. Galen FC – Switzerland
  3. Manaf Nurudeen – Kas Eupen – Belgium
  4. Richard Atta– Hearts of Oak – Ghana

FULL BACKS

  1. Benson Anang – Zilina FC – Slovakia
  2. Yiadom Andrew – Reading FC – England
  3. Baba Abdul Rahman – Chelsea FC – UK
  4. Gideon Mensah – FC Girondins Bordeaux – France
  5. Baffour Philimon – Dreams FC – Ghana

CENTER BACKS

  1. Alexander Djiku – RC Strasbourg – France
  2. Daniel Amartey – Leicester City FC- England
  3. Ismael Ganiyu – Asante Kotoko – Ghana
  4. Jonathan Mensah – Columbus Crew – USA

MIDFIELDERS

  1. Mubarak Wakaso – Shenzhen – China
  2. Iddrisu Baba – RCD Mallorca – Spain
  3. Thomas Partey – Arsenals FC – England
  4. Emmanuel Lomotey – Amiens FC – France

WINGERS

  1. Joel Fameye – Orenburg FC – Russia
  2. Samuel Owusu – Al Fayhad – Saudi Arabia
  3. Gyasi Emmanuel – Spezia – Italy
  4. Kamal Deen Sulemana – Rennes FC – France
  5. Tariq Fosu – Henry – Brentford FC – England
  6. Isahaku Fatawu – Steadfast FC – Ghana

ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS:

  1. Afriyie Banieh – Hearts of Oak – Ghana
  2. Kudus Mohamed – Ajax FC – Holland
  3. Majeed Ashimeru – RSC Anderlecht- Belgium

STRIKERS

  1. Andre Ayew – Al Saad – Qatar
  2. Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace – England
  3. Kwame Opoku – USM Algiers – Algeria
  4. Kelvin Yeboah – Sturm Graz – Austria
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