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Panic in Ghana As in Form Striker Picks Injury Ahead of Nigeria Encounter
- Antoine Semenyo is set to undergo a fitness test ahead of Ghana's World Cup play-off against Nigeria later this month
- The Bristol City striker picked a knock in their 2-0 loss against Barnsley on Tuesday in the English Championship
- Ghana will square off against archrivals Nigeria in a titanic cliffhanger which will be staged later in the month
Incoming Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo is racing against time to be fit for Ghana's World Cup qualifying play-off against Nigeria later this month.
The 22-year-old forward picked a knock and he was substituted in the closing stages in his side's 2-0 away defeat to Barnsley on Tuesday.
Semenyo will undergo a medical assessment by team doctor Bristol City John Moore to check the severity of his injury, according to BristolPost.
Ghana will be hoping Semenyo's injury is not serious as he is expected to be named in the Black Stars squad ahead of the epic encounter against West African neighbours Nigeria.
Semenyo's imperious form since December has seen him involved in the most goals in the English Championship in that period, proceeding to win the Player of the month award in January.
He has scored six goals in 24 games for City and added eight assists, with the 22-year-old flourishing since being moved into a central striker’s role by Nigel Pearson.
Born in London to a Ghanaian mother and Togolese father, Semenyo is also eligible to play for England.
Ghana will take on Nigeria in a two-legged play-off on March 25 and 29, with the winners earning qualification to Qatar 2022.
Antoine Semenyo Draws Inspiration From Didier Drogba and Thierry Henry
Sports Brief earlier reported that Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo admits he is inspired by Premier League legends Didier Drogba and Thierry Henry.
The 22-year-old is enjoying a blistering season at Bristol City this season, scoring six goals and making seven assists in just 13 appearances.
Still in the budding stages of his career, his playing style has already prompted fans to draw comparisons with Arsenal great Thierry Henry.