Richard Ofori, Lumor, John Antwi to miss Ghana’s friendlies, kudus remains a doubt: Update for Ghana’s friendly games

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The Black Stars of Ghana have announced that the team will be without goalkeeper Richard Ofori, John Antwi and Lumor Agbenyenu for this month’s friendly games against Mali and Qatar.

Ajax midfielder, Kudus Mohammed, who sustained an injury earlier this week in training and didn’t feature in Ajax’s 1-0 defeat to Groningen remains a doubt.

Meanwhile, Caleb Ekuban and Joseph Painstil have been handed late call-ups.

Richard Ofori

Goalkeeper Richard Ofori will miss Ghana’s friendly games against Mali and Qatar. The South Africa based shot stopper who has been Ghana’s safest pair of hands since 2016, is been ruled out of the games because his work permit has expired and would require at least, two weeks for it to be renewed. Coach C.K Akonnor, now has two goalkeepers, Lawrence Ati-Zigi and Razak Abalora, available for selection.

John Antwi 

The Pyramid’s FC top marksman is one of the players who wouldn’t make it to Turkey following difficulties to secure a visa to travel to Antalya. John’s work permit has also expired and would need not less than two weeks to secure a new one.

Lumor Agbenyenu

The Sporting Lisbon left back who played on loan at Real Mallorca last season could also not apply for visa due to work permit complications.

Kudus Mohammed

The Ajax Amsterdam midfielder is a doubt for the games, but the GFA is insisting that he travels to Turkey on Tuesday for assessment. The former Right to Dream Academy man was left out of the Ajax squad for Sunday’s Dutch League game against FC Groningen after sustaining an injury in training on Thursday.

Meanwhile Head Coach C.K Akonnor has handed late call ups to Turkey based duo, Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor) and Joseph Paintsil (Ankaragucu). Ekuban has been drafted in to replace John Antwi, while, Paintsil replaces Lumor Agbenyenu.

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