The Black Stars preparations ahead of the double header against Sudan has been dealt a big blow with seven players withdrawing from participating
Ghana Football Association has confirmed that seven new players have been called to beef up the Black Stars squad ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan on Thursday.
Reports suggested that Harrison Afful, Thomas Teye Partey and others could not make the journey to Ghana leaving devastated Akonnor to make panic arrangements to fill the void.
Although, initial reports suggested that Bechem United young striker Prince Adu Kwabena has been handed a late call up, it has turned out to be false as Asante Kotoko defender Christopher Nettey and Ashanti Gold full-back Kwadwo Amoako are the only two locally-based players who among a list of seven players that have been handed late call ups to join the Black Stars.
“Due to medical reasons, coach of the Black Stars C. K Akonnor has made seven additions to his squad ahead of Ghana’s double header against Sudan,” a statement by Ghana FA read.
“The players include Andrew Kyere Yiadom (Reading FC), Majeed Ashimeru (Red Bull Salzburg), Joseph Attamah Larweh (Keyserispor), Afriyie Acquah (Yeni Malatyaspor) and Clifford Aboagye (Tijuana FC).
“The rest are Kwadwo Amoako (AshantiGold SC) and Christopher Nettey (Asante Kotoko SC)”
“The Black Stars will begin camping in Accra on Monday, November 09, ahead of the game on Thursday, November 12, 2020,” the statement added.
Ghana will travel to Khartoum for the return fixture five days later.