Connect with us

International Football

More injury woes for Ghana Black Stars



The injury list in the possible line-up of Ghana Black Stars continue to grow as the duo of Baba Rahman and Kamaldeen Sulemana could miss out on the World Cup playoff against Nigeria later this month.

The two players have sustained injuries and were missing in action for their respective teams last weekend.

Baba Rahman sustained a thigh injury during Reading’s 3-2 win over Preston North End in the Championship on February 19 this year.

He has since been sidelined and was not in action for the Royals as they lost 1-0 to Millwall on Saturday.

Kamaldeen Sulemana’s injury could also see him miss the back-to-back fixture as the seriousness of his injury has been confirmed by Rennes coach Bruno Génésio.

“No, it’s not a blow, he has what is called isthmic lysis. I’m not a doctor so I’m not going to go into details but it’s a small crack in a vertebra in the back.


“It’s quite annoying. We don’t know too much (for the duration of unavailability) but it can take time”, Genesio gave an update on the injury situation of the 19-year-old.

Meanwhile, Baba Iddrisu is back from injury and played in Mallorca’s 3-2 defeat against Celta Vigo on Sunday in the La Liga.

Baba Iddrisu sustained a hamstring injury at the Africa Cup of Nations and had not played for the club on his return.

His return is a boost to the Black Stars ahead of the crucial encounter against their West African neighbours.

Black Stars coach Otto Addo is expected to name his squad in the coming days for the World Cup play-off matches.


Ghana will be without captain Andre Ayew and Benjamin Tetteh for the game due to suspension. The suspension also applies to Super Eagles’ Alex Iwobi who allso got a red card in Nigeria’s last Africa Cup of Nations’ match.

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.

Continue Reading