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09.09.2021 Football News

More crisis as Ayew, Partey, Amartey and others expected to miss Ghana's 2022 WCQ doubleheader against Zimbabwe

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
More crisis as Ayew, Partey, Amartey and others expected to miss Ghana's 2022 WCQ doubleheader against Zimbabwe
LISTEN SEP 9, 2021

The senior national team, the Black Stars of Ghana will miss the services of most senior players for the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe in October.

The Black Stars will host Zimbabwe at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on October 5 before they travel to Harare for the return encounter four days in the round three games.

However, with Zimbabwe being named among countries on the red flag of the United Kingdom’s radar, a lot of the players will likely miss the trip.

Key players like Daniel Amartey, Abdul Baba Rahman, Andy Yiadom, Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp, who missed the South Africa game are again expected to miss the doubleheader.

Others may include new boys Daniel Kofi Kyereh and Brydou Manu who also play in Germany as well as Kamaldeen Sulemana who plays for Stade Rennes in France.

The UK government in February issued a new travel measure to visitors from 17 African nations including Zimbabwe who are intending to travel to the country that they will be quarantined for 10 days in one of the government-approved hotels and will have to pay for themselves during their stay. Travellers will also foot a bill not less than $100 per night.

As a result, underfire coach C.K Akonnor is expected to work around the clock to get some top local players to complement those who will be readily available in order to grind results.

Ghana’s defeat to South Africa in the second game of the group has left them in second third place, tied on the same points with Ethiopia and would need to double their efforts before they can reclaim the top spot from South Africa.

CK Akonnor has come under serious criticism following the team's defeat in Johannesburg with many calling for his sack.

However, the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association [GFA] will hold a crisis on Friday, September 10 to review the performance of the team in the last two games played.

Below are the 17 Africa countries named in the red zone by the UK government and travellers would need to be quarantined for ten days:

• Angola
• Botswana
• Burundi
• Cape Verde
• DRC
• Eswatini
• Lesotho
• Malawi
• Mauritius
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Rwanda
• Seychelles
• South Africa
• Tanzania
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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