PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Partey - Countrymen step up in Ghanaian's absence

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Partey - Countrymen step up in Ghanaian's absence
Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey (2-R)

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Nov 15, 2017. 13:00

Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah would've been content with the performance of his troops in their 1-1 draw against Egypt in Kumasi this past weekend, considering the Black Stars were without several key members.

Thomas Partey - suspended for the clash - has been in outstanding form this season for both club and country, and while his presence might have made the difference, Appiah got the chance to see others first hand.

Mubarak Wakaso was his bustling self on his return to the national team, while Ebenezer Ofori held his own in midfield.

It was Edwin Gyasi's goal, though, that rescued a point for the West African nation who's 2018 World Cup hopes had already gone up in smoke leading up to the clash at the Baba Yara Stadium.

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It will now been interesting to see how Ghana shape next year, with Partey set to be the linchpin - who will start alongside him as the Black Stars turn their attention to 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in the New Year.

Ghana got up and running with a 5-0 thumping of Ethiopia.



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