The Director of Communications at the Ghana Football Association, Henry Asante Twum has provided the latest on the injury situation of the invited Black Stars players for the upcoming international assignment.
Coach Charles Akonnor’s side to play two friendly matches in Turkey next week as part of making use of the FIFA mandated international break.
Ghana faces Mali on October 9 and plays Qatar 3 days later as former national team captain Akonnor gets ready for his first outing since being named as successor to the ertswhile James Kwasi Appiah.
The Coach announced his 23 man squad for the encounters last week but has been hit with bad news as per media reports with some injury news.
Its been reported that Crystal Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp, newly called up Strasbourg defender Alexander Djiku and Ajax ball-dazzler Mohammed Kudus are all likely to withdraw from the squad due to various injury problems.
However, speaking to Kumasi based Silver FM in an interview, Henry Asante has noted that the GFA is yet to be officially notified of such developments.
“When a player gets injured, it is for the doctors to confirm. We have a very experienced doctor who is in charge of the Black Stars. So from last week when the list was made known to the public, he has gotten in touch with the clubs,” Henry Asante told Silver 98.3 FM.
“What I know is that, when any of these players are not in a position to play, the clubs will officially communicate that to the FA.
“As it stands, I am only hearing it on radio, I may have read some in the newspapers and online, but at the end of the day we can only speak to facts.
“So if the clubs write to the GFA that any player is injured and is ruled out for one month or two months, then we can dwell on that to take a decision. So let us wait for just a few days. We have one more week to the game. If we get any official information from the clubs, we will make it public,” he concluded.