Ghana has been handed a major setback with the withdrawal of defender Abdul Rahman Baba from the 2022 World Cup play-off against Nigeria later this month.
After suffering a thigh injury against Preston North End in the Championship in mid-February, the Reading fullback hasn’t played since.
Reading manager Paul Ince has revealed that the 27-year-old left-back will be sidelined for another two to three weeks before returning for the World Cup play-off.
Ghana’s hopes of facing the Super Eagles with the Chelsea loanee have been dashed, and according to local reports, Hearts of Oak left-back Dennis Nkrumah-Korsah will step in.
“Rahman will arrive in two or three weeks. Halilovic will arrive in a week or so. It’s difficult since these players have been gone for a long time and must be brought back up to speed.” In a press conference held prior to this weekend’s encounter versus Nottingham Forest, Ince stated.
The two-legged matches will be held at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana on Friday, March 25, 2022, and the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
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