World Cup 2026 qualifiers: Amartey's knock casts doubt on Ghana's defensive line against Comoros

Football News World Cup 2026 qualifiers: Amartey's knock casts doubt on Ghana's defensive line against Comoros
NOV 18, 2023 LISTEN

Ghana's quest for success in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers faces a potential setback as Black Stars defender Daniel Amartey is likely to miss the upcoming clash against Comoros on Tuesday due to a knock sustained in the match against Madagascar.

Amartey, who recently returned to the national team after missing out on the previous squad due to injury, faced another setback during the Friday match against Madagascar.

The Fenerbahce centre-back was forced off the pitch in the 63rd minute, with Kasim Adams stepping in to replace him in the closely contested encounter.

The extent of Amartey's injury is yet to be determined, but it is anticipated that he may be sidelined as a precautionary measure to safeguard his fitness.

In Amartey's potential absence, Kasim Adams is a likely candidate to fill the void in the defensive lineup.

Alternatively, a debut opportunity may be presented to Medeama defender Abdulai Nurudeen in the crucial upcoming game against Comoros.

Ghana's victory against Madagascar, secured through a late header from Inaki Williams at the Baba Yara Stadium, provides a boost for the team heading into the Comoros clash.

However, Amartey's absence poses a challenge for the defensive strategy that the Black Stars will employ against their resilient opponents.

The upcoming match against Comoros is an aopportunity for Ghana, as they seek redemption against a team that inflicted a painful defeat during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The 3-2 loss to Comoros in AFCON marked a rare failure for Ghana in progressing to the next stage, making the World Cup qualifier a crucial opportunity for the Black Stars to reclaim their competitive edge.

Gideon Afful Amoako
Gideon Afful Amoako

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