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2017 AFCON: Ghana in race to replace midfield duo ahead of Rwanda clash

By ghanasoccernet.com
2017 AFCON: Ghana in race to replace midfield duo ahead of Rwanda clash
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The technical team of the Black Stars of Ghana are in a battle with time to replace injured midfield duo of Godfred Donsah and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu ahead of the Afcon 2017 qualifier with Rwanda.

The two midfielders were named in the 24-man squad announced a few days ago by coach Avram Grant but late injuries have denied them participation in the September 3 encounter.

Agyemang Badu is reported to have picked up a knock at training ahead of their Serie A encounter with Palermo while Godfred Donsah picked a shoulder dislocation in the 55th minute in his debut game for Bologna in their 1-0 defeat to Sassuolo.

Coach Avram Grant is hence racing against time to invite a replacement for the duo as names like Alfred Duncan of Sassuolo and Thomas Teye Partey of Athletico Madrid pop up.

Teye Partey 22 who is on loan at Almeria played 31 matches and scored 4 goals as a central midfielder while Alfred Duncan 22 played 26 games with a goal last season.

Duncan who lasted the entire duration of the game against Bologna may be called to take the position of Donsah while Partey comes in for Badu.

The Black Stars will be playing Rwanda in Kigali on the 3rd of September in the 2nd group game in the 2017 Afcon qualifier after thrashing Mauritius by 7-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium on June 4.

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