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Footage of Goalpost Falling on Ghana Goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott Causes Stir Ahead of AFCON Qualifier
- Black Stars goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott has suffered a training ground injury
- The Charlton Athletic goalie will be assessed before the game against Angola
- The Black Stars will host the Palancas Negras in Kumasi in the first-leg game
Ghana goalkeeper, Jojo Wollacott will be assessed before the AFCON qualifier against Angola after a goalpost fell on him during training.
The Charlton Athletic shot-stopper suffered an injury and had to discontinue training as he received treatment.
Wollacott was making a return to the team after missing the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar due to injury.
In a video shared on social media, the goalpost is seen falling on the keeper, who was trying to position himself and was unaware of the danger.
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The extent of the injury is yet to be determined but it looks like he might be available for Thursday's game against Angola.
The Black Stars will engage the Palancas Negras in Kumasi for the first leg of the double-header. The team will travel to Luanda for the second leg in four days' time.
Ghana will qualify for the tournament in Ivory Coast next year if they defeat Angola in the two-legged game.
GFA discusses Wollacot's training injury
The Ghana Football Association's medical team has cleared Wollacott for training on Wednesday. A statement from the GFA read:
"Goalkeeper Joseph Wollacott hobbled off during training on Tuesday evening after suffering a soft tissue contusion of the right big toe. He was immediately assessed by the medical team and given emergency treatment."
The GFA said Wollacott was reassessed later on and he was said to be pain-free with no major medical concerns after the incident.
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"The medical team would like to assure the football public that Wollacott will be available for selection as he has been cleared to train on Wednesday."
Partey arrives with Arsenal physio
In related news, Sports Brief reported on Thomas Partey arriving with Arsenal physio, Simon Murphy, ahead of the AFCON qualifiers against Angola.
The Gunners star, who recently returned from injury, will be assisted during training to ensure he follows the necessary routine in order to remain healthy.
In a video shared on social media, Partey is seen in the company of Murphy as the duo arrived at the team camp in Accra ahead of the looming qualifiers.