Black Stars coach James Kwasi Appiah has been dealt a blow as key players of his side miss out on the return match against Congo Brazzaville due to mixed reasons.
Speaking to FOX FM, spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association Ibrahim Sani Dara confirmed that skipper Asamoah Gyan who was subbed in the first leg due to injury, will travel with the team but is not available for selection as he battles fitness.
Ghana’s situation is further worsened according to Sani, as Andre Ayew and his younger brother Jordan Ayew withdrew later on Monday, citing stomach upset as the cause. Midfielder Ebenezer Ofori has also asked to be excused from the must win match after suffering robbery at his residence by armed men, who made away with his car, boots and other valuables.
Columbus Crew right back Harrison Afful also remains doubtful after pulling out of training on Monday morning after complaining of stomach discomfort .
The Black stars will depart Accra for Brazzaville at exactly 1pm on Monday afternoon to play Congo as they look to keep the dream of 2018 world cup qualification alive.
Ghana places third on the table with 2 points in 3 matches with Uganda and Egypt occupying the first and second positions with 7 and 6 points respectively.