Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey will miss Ghana’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa, Ghana coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor has confirmed.
The Back Stars deputy captain suffered ankle ligament damage in a friendly defeat against Chelsea in August, which his side lost 2-1.
The 27-year-old was named as part of Ghana’s provisional squad for the double-header.
However, it is unlikely Partey will be fit before the World Cup qualifiers, ruling him out of the two games.
Akonnor in his response to the availability of the former Atletico Madrid midfielder indicated revealed the injury sustained by the midfielder is bad.
” I have contacted his club and Thomas Partey’s injury doesn’t look too good”
“We will only have to wish him a speedy recovery and expect him to return stronger”
Ghana will take on the Walias of Ethiopia at the Cape Coast stadium on Friday, September 3, before playing South Africa on Monday, September 6, 2021 in Johannesburg.
Check below Ghana’s provisional squad for the World Cup qualifiers
- Richard Ofori – Orlando Pirates FC – South Africa
- Lawrence Ati Zigi – St. Galen FC – Switzerland
- Manaf Nurudeen – Kas Eupen – Belgium
- Richard Atta– Hearts of Oak – Ghana
- Benson Anang – Zilina FC – Slovakia
- Yiadom Andrew – Reading FC – England
- Baba Abdul Rahman – Chelsea FC – UK
- Gideon Mensah – FC Girondins Bordeaux – France
- Baffour Philimon – Dreams FC – Ghana
- Alexander Djiku – RC Strasbourg – France
- Daniel Amartey – Leicester City FC- England
- Ismael Ganiyu – Asante Kotoko – Ghana
- Jonathan Mensah – Columbus Crew – USA
- Mubarak Wakaso – Shenzhen – China
- Iddrisu Baba – RCD Mallorca – Spain
- Thomas Partey – Arsenals FC – England
- Emmanuel Lomotey – Amiens FC – France
- Joel Fameye – Orenburg FC – Russia
- Samuel Owusu – Al Fayhad – Saudi Arabia
- Gyasi Emmanuel – Spezia – Italy
- Kamal Deen Sulemana – Rennes FC – France
- Tariq Fosu – Henry – Brentford FC – England
- Isahaku Fatawu – Steadfast FC – Ghana
- Afriyie Banieh – Hearts of Oak – Ghana
- Kudus Mohamed – Ajax FC – Holland
- Majeed Ashimeru – RSC Anderlecht- Belgium
- Andre Ayew – Al Saad – Qatar
- Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace – England
- Kwame Opoku – USM Algiers – Algeria
- Kelvin Yeboah – Sturm Graz – Austria