Ghana’s defensive pair of Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah have been ruled out of Ghana’s penultimate 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda on Saturday.
The two MLS defenders picked up injuries during last Saturday’s 2-0 win over DC United at home.
Afful, suffered a foot strain and swellings and cannot recover in time for the task ahead whiles Mensah had a swollen ankle after twisting it in the win last week.
The severity of the injuries was confirmed after an X-ray on Monday in Ohio and as a result cannot join their international teammates for encounter Namboole.
Ghana’s squad is depleted to 22 after Asamoah Gyan and Thomas Agyepong were omitted from the initial 26-man list due to injuries.
The Black Stars are in Nairobi, Kenya preparing for test against the Cranes and will be holding their first training session later today.