2022 World Cup Playoff: Injuries Delaying Ghana’s Release Of Squad For Nigeria


Ghana’s squad for the World Cup playoff against Nigeria will be delayed due to injuries and the avoidance of late changes to the team.

Interim coach, Otto Addo, has been preparing for the crucial encounter later this month 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 Kamaldeen 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 Amartey, 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.

Meanwhile, Ghana midfield legend, Sulley Muntari, may be recalled for the decisive 2022 World Cup playoff against Nigeria after an eight-year absence from the Black Stars, insiders have told Ghana’s leading football news outfit Ghanasoccernet.com.

Discussion between the Ghana FA and the coaching staff are far advanced for the Hearts of Oak playmaker to return to the Black Stars after he raised eyebrows with his performances ahead of Ghana’s World Cup playoff against Nigeria.

However, the Otto Addo led coaching staff have approached the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to seek clarity from the Justice Dzamefe Commission’s report to include him in the Black Stars team.

According to the report, the former AC Milan and Inter star has been banned from the national team until he apologizes for his role in the 2014 World Cup debacle.

He was sacked from the Black Stars camp at the 2014 World Cup after physically assaulting a member of the management team, Moses Armah, during a meeting. Similarly, Swiss-based striker, Kwadwo Duah, has rejected chance to play for Ghana ahead of Nigeria clash

The St.Gallen forward has been approached by the Ghana Football Association to switch nationality and play for the four-time Africa champions. The Swiss-based striker has rejected the opportunity and wants to focus on playing for Switzerland.