Mohammed Kudus: Ghana Sweat Over the Fitness of West Ham Star Ahead of Comoros Clash

Mohammed Kudus: Ghana Sweat Over the Fitness of West Ham Star Ahead of Comoros Clash

Lukman Mumuni
November 21, 2023 at 4:06 AM
  • Mohammed Kudus is racing against fitness ahead of the Comoros game
  • The Ghana midfielder could miss the World Cup qualifier in Moroni on Tuesday
  • The Black Stars defeated Madagascar in the opening Group I game last Friday

Mohammed Kudus could miss Ghana's 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Comoros Islands on Tuesday after sitting out of the final training session on Monday.

The West Ham star did not train following complaints of a back problem and will now have to undergo a late fitness test to determine his availability.

Kudus has been a key player for Chris Hughton's side, playing a pivotal role in the victory over Madagascar last Friday.

Mohammed Kudus, Ghana, Black Stars, Comoros
Mohammed Kudus sitting out of training in Moroni ahead of the Comoros game. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

According to 3 Sports, the 23-year-old was excused from training as he races against fitness for the important Group I clash.

His absence will be a huge blow for Ghana, adding to the growing injury list in camp.

Meanwhile, the medical team of the Black Stars confirmed on Monday that defender, Daniel Amartey has been ruled out of the Comoros game due to injury.

"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," a report on the FA's official website read.

Amartey was forced off in the second half of the Madagascar game and had to be replaced by Hoffenheim centre-back Kassim Adams.

Daniel Amartey ruled out of Comoros game

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana have been handed a massive blow after defender Daniel Amartey failed to recover for Comoros' clash 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.

Inaki Williams scores as Ghana beat Madagascar

Sports Brief also 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.

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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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