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Injury blows for Ghana –  Partey, Amartey ruled out of AFCON decider



Ghana have been dealt major injury blows ahead of their pivotal  Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central African Republic with Arsenal’s Thomas Partey and Leicester’s Daniel Amartey ruled out.

The Black Stars require at least a point in Thursday’s Group E decider in Kumasi to seal qualification for Cote d’Ivoire 2023.

But they will have to achieve it without key midfielder Partey and defender Amartey after both were sidelined through injury.

Partey suffered a groin problem in training with Arsenal last week and is currently unavailable for selection.

Meanwhile, Amartey picked up a hamstring injury on 27th August and faces several weeks out of action.


Southampton winger Kamaldeen Sulemana is still recovering from a hamstring issue suffered in July.

First-choice goalkeeper Joseph Wollacott also misses out having not fully overcome a thigh injury sustained in August.


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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