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Injuries to players delay release of Black Stars squad list

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Ghana’s Coach Otto Addo

Barely two weeks to the first of two-leg encounters with Nigeria, the Ghana’s squad for the World Cup playoff is reportedly being delayed due to injuries and the avoidance of late changes to the team.

According to reports from Ghana, interim coach Otto Addo has been preparing for the crucial encounter after speaking to a number of players before the announcement of his squad next week.

With captain Andre Ayew and forward Benjamin Tetteh set to miss the games due to suspension and the doubt over the availability of Karnaldeen Sulemana, Otto Addo is not in a rush to release his squad.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Kudus is expected to return to the team after missing the Africa Cup of Nations due to injury.

Daniel Arnartey, Thomas Partey and Jordan Ayew have been in communication with the German trained gaffer, as a lot will be depend on the trio for the double header.

St Pauli midfielder Daniel-Kofi Kyereh is expected to play a key role following his outstanding form in the Bundesliga II.

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Most of the players who featured for Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations will be named in the team.

The Black Stars will host the Super Eagles on Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Cape Coast stadium before traveling to Abuja for the second leg in four days time,

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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