Wednesday Nov 01, 2017. 18:00
Ghana’s Thomas Partey has been ruled out of the final 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt later this month.
The Atletico Madrid midfielder is ineligible for the dead-rubber match at Cape Coast Stadium on November 12 due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
The 24-year-old will be sorely missed by the Black Stars, having shown great form for both the national team and his club side Atletico Madrid this season.
Partey notably scored a hat-trick in Ghana’s 5-1 win over Congo in an earlier qualifier, while yesterday evening he netted his first UEFA Champions League goal in Atletico’s 1-1 draw with Qarabag.
In Partey’s absence, Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has handed opportunities to the likes of Nasiru Mohammed and Nana Opoku Ampomah.
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg, South Africa), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars, Ghana), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France).
Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Daniel Opare (Augsburg, Germany), Lumor Agbenyenu (Portimonse, Portugal), Abas Mohammed (Harrisburg City, USA), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia), Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England).
Midfielders: Joseph Attamah (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey), Mubarak Wakaso (Alaves, Spain), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Godfred Donsah (Bologna, Italy), Nasiru Mohammed (BK Hacken, Sweden), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhstan), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Edwin Gyasi (Aalesund, Norway).
Forwards: Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey), Majeed Waris (Lorent, France), Boakye Yiadom (Crvena Zvezda, Serbia).