The defender did not travel with the Porcupine Warriors to Ainyinase to ahead of the crucial encounter on Sunday
Asante Kotoko defender Christopher Nettey has been dropped from the matchday squad that travelled from Kumasi to Ainyinase ahead of the Ghana Premier League matchday five fixture against Karela United at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park on Sunday.
The defender, who has been ever present in Kotoko’s games so far this season, could not pass late fitness test after picking an injury and was left behind in Kumasi. His place will likely be taken by youngster Samuel Appiah.
Nettey was spotted at Paa Joe Park in Kumasi on Saturday afternoon with former Asante Kotoko chief executive officer Herbert Mensah when Ghana’s Rugby Team played in the West Africa Rugby Tournament.
Also, midfielder Richmond Lamptey will play no part of the game due to a hamstring injury he picked up against Eleven Wonders last weekend.
However, deputy captain Mudasiru Salifu has been cleared by Ghana Football Association to play against Karela since he has only picked up two yellow cards. Initial communique from the football association suggested that Mudasiru was suspended due to accumulated cards but further checks proved that there was a mistake.
Kotoko top the league log with 12 points, three above city rivals King Faisal who sit second.
Asante Kotoko probable XI vs Karela United:
Razak Abalora, Samuel Appiah, Imoro Ibrahim, Andrews Kwadwo Appau, Abdul Ganiu Ismail, Richard Boadu ‘Agadas’, Mohammed Sheriff, Isaac Oppong, Fabio Gama, George Mfegue, Samuel Boateng.