CK Akonnor unimpressed by the absence of key players due to Covid-19 regulations

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Ghana’s coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has insisted that the absence of seven key players from the Black Stars roster will not affect his side in the game against South Africa in the 2022 World Cup qualifier.

Black Stars will compete against Bafana Bafana’s team without the English and German nationals as South Africa is on the red list of the above countries from COVID-19.

This has forced Akonnor to miss several key players for the Johannesburg game.

Players like Daniel Amartey, Jordan Ayew, Jeffrey Schlupp, Andy Yiadom, Baba Rahman, Braydon Manu and Daniel Kofi Kyereh will not be eligible for selection on Monday to avoid 10-day isolation when they return to their respective clubs.

At the pre-game conference, Akonnor insisted that the absence of the seven players who would have played for the Black Stars against South Africa would not affect the team as they know and prepare for the current situation.

“Because we were aware of the situation, so we are well prepared. We knew that the English players couldn’t come here due to the Covid situation so we were prepared to come here. We knew exactly what was going to happen so we are not going to complain, ”he said.

After missing the 2018 event in Russia, Ghana decided to return to the world.



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