Alfred Duncan reveals why Milovan Rajevac dropped him from World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe

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The midfielder has refuted claims that he faked an injury just to absent himself from the World Cup qualifiers

Fiorentina midfielder Alfred Duncan has rejected suggestions that he faked an injury just to absent himself from Ghana’s game against Zimbabwe in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers this weekend.

The midfielder was in an action over the weekend and played 76 minutes when Fiorentina suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Napoli in Serie A.

However, reports emerged that he has turned down the call up to play for Ghana due to an injury relay but Duncan insists that was not the case since he had a chat with Milovan on why he was taking that decision.

Duncan was among the five players that were dropped on Monday together with Wakaso Mubarak, Emmanuel Gyasi, Abdul Ganiu and Tariq Fosu of Premier League side Brentford.

“With regards to my absence from the nation team [Black Stars], I spoke with the head coach of the Black Stars but there was a miscommunication somewhere,” Duncan wrote on his official Instagram page.

“But I don’t remember saying I was injured. Online bloggers academy, get your facts right before putting fingers on a keyboard.

“If I want to refuse a call up, I will do so and not by faking injury,” he added.

The Black Stars opened their camping for the game on Tuesday with almost ever player available. Notable among them include the Ayew brothers, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Kudus Mohammed and Abdul Baba Rahman.

Reports suggest that the game on Saturday could be played at the Len Clay Sports Stadium in Obuasi after Ghana Football Association wrote to Caf for a change of venue due to several reasons.

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