AFCON 2021: Kamaldeen Sulemana Joins Black Stars Squad In Cameroon
Kamaldeen Sulemana has safely arrived in Cameroon to join the Black Stars camp for the 2021 Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations, after he failed to make the Doha training tour trip due to restrictive Covid-19 isolation.
The Rennes winger couldn’t join the Black Stars’ camp in Doha, Qatar, making him travelled from France to meet the squad in Yaoundé yesterday, Saturday, January 8.
The Black Stars of Ghana earlier arrived in Cameroon on Saturday, January 8, 2022, with 25 players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, excluding Mohammed Kudus, Kamaldeen Sulemana, and Philemon Baffour.
The three players were absent as they were not part of the team that flew from Doha, Qatar to Cameroon due to injuries, Covid-19, and contract issues with clubs.
Ajax attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus was absent due to injury, as he recently recovered from an injury which has sidelined him for two months.
Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana on the other hand is reported to have contracted COVID-19 and isolating in the French Ligue 1.
Whilst Dreams FC right-back Philemon Baffour was in Portugal to seal a move to Portuguese side Rio Ave FC, making him missed the team’s pre-tournament camping in Doha, Qatar.
Well, the good news is that Kamaldeen Sulemana has joined the Black Stars team in Cameroon.
The 2021 African cup of nations will begin today, Sunday, January 9, as the host nation Cameroon will be opening the tournament against Burkina Faso at 4pm.
Ghana will play their first match against Morocco on tomorrow, Monday, January 10, at 4pm before playing Gabon and Comoros respectively in the group stage.