Sunday Sep 25, 2022. 13:00
Ghanaian Football Association (GFA) has confirmed that Thomas Partey has been granted permission to fly back to London, England early.
This comes after the influential defensive midfielder, who is on the books of English giants Arsenal FC, picked up an injury while on national duty with the Black Stars of Ghana.
The GFA issued the following statement revealing that Partey will no longer take part in Ghana’s final international break fixture against Nicaragua on Tuesday.
“Thomas Partey has been granted permission to travel back to London for further assessment after picking up a suspected knee injury on Friday minutes before the international friendly against Brazil,” a statement read.
“The 29-year-old was set to start for the Black Stars but just a few minutes before kick-off, was forced to withdraw after picking up a knock.
“The player was withdrawn as a precautionary measure and replaced by RCD Mallorca midfielder Baba Idrissu.
“The Black Stars will play Nicaragua on Tuesday, September 27 after losing 3-0 to Brazil at Oceane in Le Harve on Friday night.”
Partey has played for the Black Stars at three Africa Cup of Nations (2017, 2019, and 2021) and won the Ghana Player of the Year award in 2018 and 2019.
He has scored 13 goals from 40 caps for the West African giants.