Partey And Kudus Concerns Before Ghana Squad Is Named For South Africa

The Black Stars boss will release his list of players for the opening two games in the race to Qatar 2022.

Uncertainty hangs over the inclusion of Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey and Ajax attacker Mohammed Kudus as Ghana coach CK Akonnor will announce his squad on Friday.

This will be for their upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa in September. 

The two players are currently racing against time to be fit for the games after suffering injury setbacks in pre-season training with their clubs. 

According to a publication on the Ghana Football Association's official website on Wednesday, Akonnor is set to meet the press in Accra to unveil his roster. 

"Head coach of the Black Stars Charles Kwablan Akonnor will address the media on Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Conference Room of the Ghana Football Association," the GFA said. 

"Coach Akonnor will name Ghana’s squad for next month’s Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa.

"Ghana are scheduled to host Group G opponents Ethiopia on Friday, September 3 in Cape Coast, before playing South Africa on Monday, September 6, 2021 in Johannesburg respectively."