Ghana face anxious wait over Partey injury

Ghana face anxious wait over Partey injury
Thomas Partey of Ghana during the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Zimbabwe

by Staff Reporter

Monday Nov 08, 2021. 16:00

Ghana face uncertainty about the availability of their vice-captain Thomas Partey for their crucial upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars are set to take on Ethiopia away on Thursday, before ending their Group G campaign against South Africa at home on Sunday.

Partey, who is one of the Black Stars’ key players, had to sit out Arsenal’s English Premier League clash with Watford on Sunday due to a tight groin.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta told the club’s official website that he is unsure whether Partey and his club teammate Kieran Tierney will play for their respective national teams during the current FIFA international break.

“Let’s see what happens with Thomas. He wasn’t available to play today,” Arteta said.

“He’s got a muscle injury, and we don’t know how it’s going to evolve, so let’s take it day by day. Kieran is going to go with the Scotland squad.

“He was training inside the stadium today, and he will go with Scotland.”

Ghana will advance to the next round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers if they defeat both Ethiopia and South Africa.

Partey, 28, has played 34 international games for the Black Stars and scored 12 goals.

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