Big Blow for Ghana as Defender Daniel Amartey is Ruled Out of Comoros Clash

Big Blow for Ghana as Defender Daniel Amartey is Ruled Out of Comoros Clash

Lukman Mumuni
November 20, 2023 at 4:44 PM
  • Daniel Amartey has been ruled out of the Comoros game
  • The defender suffered an injury in the Madagascar match
  • Ghana will engage Comoros in Moroni on Tuesday

The Black Stars of Ghana have been handed a massive blow after defender Daniel Amartey failed to recover in time ahead of the game against Comoros in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Besiktas centre-back suffered a knock during the game against Madagascar in Kumasi and had to be replaced by Kassim Adams in the second half.

Despite travelling with the team to Moroni, the 29-year-old failed a late fitness test and has been ruled out of the game on Tuesday.

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Daniel Amartey in action for the Black Stars during the World Cup in Qatar. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter
"Although MRI scans did not reveal any obvious injury, his clinical progress as monitored by the medical team has been rather slow, making him unavailable for the Black Stars ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Comoros," part of a statement on the official website of the FA read.

Amartey now joins Alexander Djiku, Joseph Aidoo and Mohammed Salisu on the treatment table.

Meanwhile, Adams is expected to start alongside Nicholas Opoku in the game against Comoros on Tuesday.

The Black Stars got off to a winning start in the World Cup qualifiers after beating Madagascar in Kumasi, as reported by Ghana Soccernet.

Inaki Williams fires Ghana to victory against Madagascar

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Inaki Williams' debut goal for Ghana clinched the Black Stars a hard-fought victory against Madagascar to get off to a winning start in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Athletic Club forward rose high to head home from a lovely cross from Gideon Mensah in the final minute of the game in Kumasi.

The visitors started the better of the two sides, getting two corner kicks in the first five minutes, but failed to take advantage of the set pieces.

Ashimeru delighted after Madagascar win

Sports Brief also reported that Anderlecht midfielder Majeed Ashimeru shared his excitement about Ghana's victory against Madagascar in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers opener.

Ashimeru changed the game after coming on in the second half as the Black Stars scored late to secure all three points.

The midfielder cleverly controlled a pass from Gideon Mensah before laying it back to the defender whose cross was met by Inaki Williams for a last-gasp winner.

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