Ghana coach Otto Addo drops seven players who went to 2021 Afcon ahead of Nigeria clash


The interim coach has reportedly dropped seven players who participated in the Africa Cup of Nations held last month in Cameroon

Ghana interim coach Otto Addo has dropped seven players who were part of the Black Stars squad that participated in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations ahead of 2022 Fifa World Cup playoffs against Nigeria later this year.

Notable among these names include Andre Ayew and box-to-box midfielder Wakaso Mubarak who could not kick a ball at the Afcon due to injury concerns.

Ayew, in particular, has been dropped because of suspension as he picked a red card against Comoros in the final game of the group stage at the Afcon.

Also, former Dreams FC player Philimon Baffour who has constantly been chastised by Ghanaians for his inclusion in the Black Stars has finally been dropped alongside RTU midfielder David Abagna Sandan.

Also, Yeni Malatyspor striker Benjamin Tetteh has been dropped following his ban by CAF after he was captured on camera for hitting a Gabonese player at the Afcon.

The others include Great Olympics forward Maxwell Abbey Quaye and St. Gallen goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi for poor run of performance. The shot-stopper, in particular, has been constantly conceding goals (44) in 23 games in the Swiss Premier League
As a result, Bechem United goalkeeper Abdulai Iddrisu and Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim are in contention to replace Ati-zigi.

Also, Aduana Stars striker Bright Agyei and Bechem United forward Augustine Okrah as well as Asante Kotoko midfielder Mudasiru Salifu are been monitored for a call up.

Ghana will host Nigeria on March 25 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium before they travel to Abuja for the return fixture three days later.


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