AFCON 2021: Ghana to miss midfielder Baba Iddrisu for must-win game against Comoros

AFCON 2021: Ghana to miss midfielder Baba Iddrisu for must-win game against Comoros

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Midfielder Baba Iddrisu will miss Ghana's crucial game against Comoros Island at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday
  • The Real Mallorca man picked up an injury in Ghana's pulsating 1-1 draw against Gabon on Friday and had to be substituted in the second half
  • Ghana needs a win against debutants Comoros Island to progress to the next stage of the Africa Cup of Nations

Ghana will be without influential midfielder Baba Iddrisu for the final group C game at the Africa Cup of Nations against the Comoros Island.

The midfielder hobbled off in the game against Gabon last Friday after picking up an injury and had to be replaced by Joseph Painstil in the 65th minute.

However, ahead of the must-win game against Comoros Island, it has been confirmed he failed a late fitness test and will not be involved in the match.

Ghana midfielder BabaIddrisu in action against Gabon's Allevinah. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GhanaBlackstars
AFCON 2021: Ghana to miss midfielder Baba Iddrisu for must-win game against Comoros. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter
'’The scan results revealed Oedema in his hamstring and so at the moment he can’t play against Comoros on Tuesday,’’ Doctor Adam Baba told

Baba Iddrisu has been a key member of the Black Stars at the Nations Cup tournament currently on going in Cameroon.

And his absence will be a big blow for coach Milovan Rajevac, who would have to look at other options for the match today.

Mubarak Wakaso, who plays in the same position is yet to pass fitness, after missing the first two games.

Sheriff Tiraspol star Edmund Addo is likely to partner Arsenal's Thomas Partey in midfield.

The Black Stars need to beat Comoros Island by at least two goals to stand a chance of finishing as one of the third best placed teams.

Ghana arrives in Garoua for Comoros clash

Earlier, reported that, Ghana's senior national team, the Black Stars have arrived in the Northern City of Cameroon, Garoua, for the final group C game on Tuesday.

The team touched down in Garoua on Sunday morning, and will move to their hotel before training begins for their final match.

In photos posted on Twitter, sighted by, the team looks poised and ready to fight for a place in the last 16.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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