The Chana League Club Association- [GHALCA], has sent a goodwill message to the Black Stars, urging them to defeat South Africa today at the FNB Stadium in their 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers matchday 5 fixture.
The Black Stars will play as guests of Bafana Bafana in a Group C fixture in Johannesburg without a host of first team players.
Captain Andre Ayew, Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew and Arsenal midfielder Thomas Teye Partey have been ruled out of Thursday’s clash because of Covid-19-related restrictions but the likes of Ajax Amsterdam youngster Mohammed Kudus and Chelsea loanee Abdul Rahman Baba have managed to join the team after related earlier uncertainties.
Ghana will need to avoid defeat when they tale on South Africa this afternoon to ensure they book qualification to next year’s AFCON which will be hosted by Cameroon.
And the mother body of football clubs in the country, have taken to Twitter to urge Akonnor and his boys to beat the hosts and seal qualification even before their last game against Sao Tome and Principe.
— Ghana League Clubs Association (@GHALCA_) March 25, 2021
Meanwhile, the Ayews and Partey who couldn’t travel for the clash with South Africa will, however, link up with the rest of the Black Stars squad for the final qualifying match against Sao Tome and Principe in Accra on Sunday in Accra.