Ghana’s first and second choice goalkeepers pick up injuries with 8 days to the Qatar 2022 World Cup

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Ghana are left sweating over the fitness of their first and second choice goalkeepers Jojo Wollacott and Richard Ofori with 8 days for the Qatar 2022 World Cup to kickoff.

The two were included in Ghana’s provisional squad for the World Cup which will kick off on Sunday, November 19. However, their chances of making the final squad which will be announced on Monday, November 14 is under question due to injuries.

Jojo Wollacott was due to start for Charlton Athletic in their 3-3 away draw against Burton Albion. However, he pulled out of the game during the prematch warm-up due to what has been disclosed as a finger injury.

“He [Wollacott] caught the end of his finger in the warm-up. He’ll get scanned as soon as we get back down to London. We’re hoping and praying that it is nothing because he’s due to fly out to the World Cup tomorrow,” head coach Ben Garner revealed after the game.

Jojo Wollacott

Ghana will hope the injury won’t rule Wallacott out of the World Cup. The Charlton shot-stopper has established himself as Ghana’s first choice goalkeeper since making his debut against Zimbabwe in October 2021.

Richard Ofori on the other hand was amongst three players who were listed injured by Orlando Pirates ahead of their Carling Cup clash against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

Richard Ofori

The Ghana FA will stay in touch with the medical team of the respective clubs of the two goalkeepers ahead of the announcement of the World Cup squad on Monday.

The Black Stars are billed to take on Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea in the group stages of the World Cup.

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