Jojo Wollacott to join Black Stars in Qatar despite injury

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Charlton Athletic has confirmed that goalkeeper Joseph Wollacott will join the Ghana national team in Qatar despite nursing an injury.

Wollacott was due to be named in Ghana’s final squad for the World Cup which kicks off this weekend. However, a finger injury he suffered prior to the game against Burton Albion saw him ruled out of the competition.

In spite of the injury, Head Coach of Charlton, Ben Garner has confirmed that Wollacott will join the Ghana national team in Qatar to show support after having a surgery scheduled for this week.

“Everyone at the club is bitterly disappointed for Jojo. He played such an important part in Ghana getting to the World Cup and we all know how much he was looking forward to it. For the injury to happen so close to the tournament and in such innocuous fashion is very cruel,” said Ben Garner.

“My understanding is that following surgery he will still meet up with the Ghana squad and remain a key member of their travelling party. Knowing Jojo as I do he will respond to this setback with great maturity and a determination to come back even stronger. I think the world of him both as a person and as a player. It goes without saying that Jojo will receive our full love, care and support throughout this coming period.”

Jojo Wollacott’s absence will be a big blow to Ghana who will play Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in the Group stages of the World Cup.

The 26-year has established himself as the team’s first choice goalkeeper since making his debut against Zimbabwe in October 2021.

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